Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals 4/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Shohei Ohtani vs. Eric Skoglund
The Los Angeles Angels visit Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, April 15, 2018 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Shohei Ohtani for the Angels and Eric Skoglund for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -195 and Kansas City at +182. The Angels have a 5-7-0 over/under record and a 3-9-0 run line mark. The Royals are 5-7-0 against the run line and have a 3-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 3-9-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 3-9-0 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 5-7-0 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)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
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 12-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.08 and a WHIP of 0.46 this season. He has 18 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 2.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.33 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen and they've struck out 62 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 99 base hits and 50 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 63 batters and struck out 132. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .294, good for 1st in the league. The Angels hold a .479 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 11.8 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 16 hits this season in 59 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .576 and an OPS+ of 175. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .339 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 62 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .435. The Angels have 165 hits, including 25 doubles and 23 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 40 times so far this season and they have struck out 98 times as a unit. They have left 107 men on base and have a team OPS of .826. They score 7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 98 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 3-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.64, Eric Skoglund has a 0-1 record and a 1.71 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 4.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.99 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 26 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 81 base knocks and 52 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 37 hitters and struck out 71 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 18th in the league. The Royals hold a .328 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .360. He has 16 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 48 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .563 with an OPS+ of 154. Lucas Duda is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 10 hits in 36 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Royals as a unit have 92 base hits, including 19 doubles and 4 homers. Kansas City has walked 31 times this year and they have struck out on 85 occasions. They have had 77 men left on base and have an OPS of .626. They have scored 3.27 runs per game and totaled 36 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -195
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