Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals MLB Game Picks 4/27/2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Barria vs. Jorge Lopez
The Los Angeles Angels visit Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, April 27, 2019 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Jaime Barria for the Angels and Jorge Lopez for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -114 and Kansas City at +104. The Angels have a 14-13-0 over/under record and a 10-17-0 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 14-13-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 10-17-0 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
04/25/19 SS Zack Cozart Neck 10-day IL (04/25)
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
04/26/19 P Danny Duffy Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25); expected to start Friday vs Los Angeles Angels
04/26/19 P Jakob Junis Undisclosed left last game, is questionable for next start
04/24/19 3B Hunter Dozier Back is questionable Friday vs Los Angeles Angels
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 10-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Barria has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 9 strikeouts over his 12.2 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 128 hitters and walked 58 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 220 base hits and 124 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 104 batters and struck out 220. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.18.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .237, good for 21st in the league. The Angels hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .305. He has 21 hits this season in 78 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .333 and an OPS+ of 73. Brian Goodwin is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .423. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 66 at bats. His OPS+ is 167 while his slugging percentage is at .576. The Angels have 204 hits, including 41 doubles and 33 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 97 times so far this season and they have struck out 157 times as a unit. They have left 168 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 120 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 8-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Jorge Lopez has a 0-2 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 30 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 30 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.21. 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 26th 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 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .339. He has 31 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 104 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 122. Jorge Soler is hitting .229 this season and he has an OBP of .288. He has collected 22 hits in 96 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .479. 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 +104
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