Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels MLB Parlay 5/18/2019
Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs. Griffin Canning
Angel Stadium is the site where Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (20-23, 3rd in AL West) will play the Kansas City Royals (15-29, 5th in AL Central) on Saturday. The Royals open this matchup at +178 while the Angels are coming in at -190. The total opens at 9.
The Royals have been a terrible bet for wagerers, having gone 15-29-0 SU. Los Angeles is covering 46.5% of the time, going 20-23-0 straight up. The Angels have been lousy for Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 12-7-0 SU. Kansas City is covering 31.6% of the time as an underdog, having gone 12-26-0 straight up.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals have been a bad Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 24-18-2.
The Royals are covering 26.3% of the time as the road team, 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 terrible Over bet for over/under baseball 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 15-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jakob Junis has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 5.77 and a WHIP of 1.55 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 48.1 innings pitched and he's given up 56 hits. He's allowed 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.04 and they have given up 161 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 144 hitters and walked 66 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.27. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 405 base hits and 227 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 170 batters and struck out 343. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Royals hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 52 hits this season in 181 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 125. Adalberto Mondesi is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 174 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The Royals have 363 hits, including 75 doubles and 48 home runs. Kansas City has walked 145 times so far this season and they have struck out 371 times as a unit. They have left 293 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 199 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 20-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.65, Griffin Canning has a 1-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 14.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.34. 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 24th 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 4.90.
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 11th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .455. He has 38 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 133 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .549 with an OPS+ of 171. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .306 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 53 hits in 173 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .428. 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 -190
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