Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Predictions, Picks, MLB Spring Training Odds 3/6/2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Tempe Diablo Stadium
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Julio Teheran
Tempe Diablo Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, March 6, 2020. The probable starting pitchers are Brad Keller for the Royals and Julio Teheran for the Angels.
Kansas City opens at +110 while Los Angeles opens at -130. The Royals had a 82-74-6 over/under record and a 59-103-0 run line mark last year. The Angels were 72-90-0 against the run line and had a 79-76-7 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals were 82-74-6 against the over/under last season
The Kansas City Royals were 59-103-0 against the run line last year
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels were 79-76-7 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Angels were 72-90-0 against the run line last year
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
3/4/2020 Stephen Woods RP Ankle Probable for start of season
3/4/2020 Eric Skoglund SP Arm Questionable for start of season
3/3/2020 Jake Junis SP Back Probable for start of season
2/20/2020 Adalberto Mondesi SS Shoulder Questionable for start of season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
3/4/2020 Michael Hermosillo LF Hip Probable for start of season
3/4/2020 Griffin Canning SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Apr 10
3/4/2020 Max Stassi C Hip Probable for start of season
3/4/2020 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Back Probable for start of season
2/26/2020 Ty Buttrey RP Back Probable for start of season
2/13/2020 Felix Pena RP Knee Questionable for start of season
2/13/2020 Justin Anderson RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Apr 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals had a 59-103 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller had a 7-14 record with an earned run average of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.36. He had 122 strikeouts over his 165.1 innings pitched and he gave up 154 hits. He allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen had an earned run average of 5.07 and they gave up 599 base hits on the year. Teams hit .267 against the bullpen and they struck out 543 hitters while walking 270 batters. As a team, Kansas City allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They were 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.2. The Royals pitchers collectively gave up 1,525 base hits and 824 earned runs last year. They allowed 221 home runs last season, ranking them 16th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff walked 582 batters and struck out 1,230. They walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit was 4.90.
As a team Kansas City hit .247, good for 18th in the league. The Royals held a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which was good for 25th in baseball. They ranked 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Whit Merrifield hit .302 with an on-base percentage of .348 last year. He had 206 hits last season in 681 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 112. Jorge Soler hit .265 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .354. He totaled 156 hits and he drove in 117 men in 589 at bats. His OPS+ was 138 while his slugging percentage was at .569. The Royals had 1,356 hits last season, including 281 doubles and 162 home runs. Kansas City walked 456 times last year and they struck out 1,405 times as a unit. They left 1,056 men on base and had a team OPS of .710. They scored 4.27 runs per contest and scored a total of 691 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles had a 72-90 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.81, Julio Teheran had a 10-11 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He had 162 strikeouts over the 174.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 148 hits. He allowed 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.66. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.64 and they gave up 726 base hits on the year. Teams hit .246 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers struck out 764 batters and walked 319 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They were 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Angels pitchers as a team surrendered 1,417 base knocks and 820 earned runs last season. They gave up 267 home runs last year, which ranked 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff walked 576 hitters and struck out 1,404 batters. They gave up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.38 while their FIP as a staff was 5.04.
As a team, they batted .247, good for 19th in the league. The Angels held a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which was good for 14th in baseball. They ranked 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Anthony Rendon comes into this matchup after batting .319 with an OBP of .412 last season. He had 174 hits last year along with 126 RBI in 545 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .598 with an OPS+ of 153. Mike Trout hit .291 last season and he had an OBP of .438. He collected 137 hits in 470 at bats while driving in 104 runs. He had an OPS+ of 185 and a slugging percentage of .645. The Angels as a unit had 1,368 base hits last season, including 268 doubles and 220 homers. Los Angeles walked 586 times last year and they struck out on 1,276 occasions. They left 1,125 men on base and had an OPS of .746. They scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 769 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels (-130)
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