Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals MLB Game Picks 4/26/2019
Friday, April 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Danny Duffy
The Los Angeles Angels visit Kauffman Stadium on Friday, April 26, 2019 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Danny Duffy for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -115 and Kansas City at +105. The Angels have a 14-12-0 over/under record and a 10-16-0 run line mark. The Royals are 14-11-0 against the run line and have a 15-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 14-12-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 10-16-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 15-9-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 14-11-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
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)
03/25/19 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Shohei Ohtani Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taylor Cole Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/24/19 3B Hunter Dozier Back is questionable Friday vs Los Angeles Angels
04/24/19 P Jakob Junis Rest left last game, is questionable for next start
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 Danny Duffy Shoulder 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 9-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 122 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 211 base hits and 119 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 97 batters and struck out 212. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 5.17.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .235, good for 21st in the league. The Angels hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Brian Goodwin is hitting .344 with an on-base percentage of .419. He has 22 hits this season in 64 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .594 and an OPS+ of 170. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 70 while his slugging percentage is at .333. The Angels have 195 hits, including 41 doubles and 31 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 90 times so far this season and they have struck out 152 times as a unit. They have left 164 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 109 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 8-17 overall mark this year. Danny Duffy is expected to make his season debut for the Royals. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.46 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .284 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 84 batters and walked 45 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.29. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 228 base knocks and 129 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 100 hitters and struck out 208 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 19th in the league. The Royals hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Jorge Soler comes into this matchup batting .229 with an OBP of .288. He has 22 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 96 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 101. Whit Merrifield is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 31 hits in 104 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Royals as a unit have 204 base hits, including 41 doubles and 33 homers. Kansas City has walked 88 times this year and they have struck out on 217 occasions. They have had 167 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 114 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +105
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