Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals MLB Game Picks 4/28/2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Harvey vs. Homer Bailey
The Los Angeles Angels visit Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, April 28, 2019 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Matt Harvey for the Angels and Homer Bailey for the Royals.
The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -101 and Kansas City at -109. The Angels have a 15-13-0 over/under record and a 11-17-0 run line mark. The Royals are 14-12-0 against the run line and have a 15-10-1 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 15-13-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 11-17-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 15-10-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 14-12-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/27/19 P Cody Allen Back 10-day IL (04/26)
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
04/27/19 1B Lucas Duda Back 10-day IL (04/24)
04/26/19 P Jakob Junis Undisclosed 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 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 11-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 8.03 and a WHIP of 1.58 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 24.2 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 131 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 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 4.71. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 225 base hits and 125 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 107 batters and struck out 228. 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 5.07.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .239, good for 21st in the league. The Angels hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Brian Goodwin is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .427. He has 23 hits this season in 69 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .565 and an OPS+ of 164. Jonathan Lucroy is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 78 at bats. His OPS+ is 72 while his slugging percentage is at .333. The Angels have 214 hits, including 43 doubles and 35 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 101 times so far this season and they have struck out 158 times as a unit. They have left 175 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 125 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 8-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.63, Homer Bailey has a 2-2 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 24 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.42 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .285 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 84 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.28. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 238 base knocks and 134 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 104 hitters and struck out 209 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 19th in the league. The Royals hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Jorge Soler comes into this matchup batting .224 with an OBP of .290. He has 22 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 98 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 98. Whit Merrifield is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 32 hits in 106 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .519. The Royals as a unit have 209 base hits, including 41 doubles and 33 homers. Kansas City has walked 91 times this year and they have struck out on 225 occasions. They have had 170 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 115 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals -109
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