Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels MLB Parlay 5/17/2019
Friday, May 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Matt Harvey
Andrelton Simmons and the Los Angeles Angels (20-23, 3rd in AL West) host the Kansas City Royals (15-28, 5th in AL Central) at Angel Stadium on Friday, May 17, 2019. The Royals open this contest at +140 while the Angels are coming in at -150. The over/under is set at 8.5.
The Royals have been strong for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 15-28-0 SU. The Angels cover 46.5% of the time, going 20-23-0 straight up. The Angels have been very good for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 12-7-0 SU. The Royals cover 32.4% of the time as the underdog, having gone 12-25-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a bad Under option for over/under bettors, having gone 23-18-2.
Kansas City is covering 26.3% of the time on the road, having gone 5-14-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles is covering 61.1% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 11-7-0 SU.
The Angels have been a rough Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 18-23-2.
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/27/19 1B Lucas Duda Back 10-day IL (04/24)
03/25/19 C Salvador Perez Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Trevor Oaks Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Brian Flynn Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Eric Skoglund Suspension 80 game suspension
03/25/19 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/13/19 P Luis Garcia Back 10-day IL (05/13)
04/23/19 LF Justin Upton Toe 60-day IL (04/23)
03/30/19 LF Michael Hermosillo Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day IL (03/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 15-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 4.47 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 39 strikeouts over his 52.1 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 142 hitters and walked 62 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 384 base hits and 212 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 162 batters and struck out 337. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Royals hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Adalberto Mondesi is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 48 hits this season in 171 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 116. Whit Merrifield is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 177 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Royals have 354 hits, including 73 doubles and 48 home runs. Kansas City has walked 143 times so far this season and they have struck out 365 times as a unit. They have left 285 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 198 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 20-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.69, Matt Harvey has a 1-3 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 40.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 164 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 210 batters and walked 82 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 357 base knocks and 206 earned runs this season. They have given up 67 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 156 hitters and struck out 362 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Angels hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .330. He has 53 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 173 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .428 with an OPS+ of 104. Mike Trout is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .455. He has collected 38 hits in 133 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 172 and a slugging percentage of .549. The Angels as a unit have 372 base hits, including 69 doubles and 59 homers. Los Angeles has walked 153 times this year and they have struck out on 256 occasions. They have had 290 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 210 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Angels -150
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