Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals 4/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney vs. Jason Hammel
The Los Angeles Angels visit Kauffman Stadium on Friday, April 13, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Andrew Heaney for the Angels and Jason Hammel for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -130 and Kansas City at +120. The Angels have a 4-7-0 over/under record and a 3-8-0 run line mark. The Royals are 4-6-0 against the run line and have a 3-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 3-8-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 4-6-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/09/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 10-day DL (04/09)
04/04/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (04/01)
03/31/18 2B Ian Kinsler Ribs 10-day DL (03/31)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
03/26/18 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day DL (03/29)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/11/18 LF Alex Gordon Hip 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 SS Adalberto Mondesi Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/28/18 C Salvador Perez Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 CF Bubba Starling Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day DL (03/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 10-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney is expected to make his season debut for Anaheim. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.43 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 59 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 90 base hits and 46 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 61 batters and struck out 124. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .284, good for 1st in the league. The Angels hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.5 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 12 hits this season in 51 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 153. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .345 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 55 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .436. The Angels have 137 hits, including 22 doubles and 20 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 36 times so far this season and they have struck out 87 times as a unit. They have left 87 men on base and have a team OPS of .814. They score 6.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 86 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 3-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.09, Jason Hammel has a 0-1 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.87 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 22 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 66 base knocks and 40 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 34 hitters and struck out 68 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .222, good for 25th in the league. The Royals hold a .324 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .325 with an OBP of .357. He has 13 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 40 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .575 with an OPS+ of 155. Lucas Duda is hitting .179 this season and he has an OBP of .258. He has collected 5 hits in 28 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .393. The Royals as a unit have 72 base hits, including 15 doubles and 4 homers. Kansas City has walked 26 times this year and they have struck out on 69 occasions. They have had 62 men left on base and have an OPS of .614. They have scored 3.1 runs per game and totaled 31 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -130
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