Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 6/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Monday, June 7, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (-106) Los Angeles (-114)
Dylan Bundy and the Los Angeles Angels (26-31, 4th in AL West) host the Kansas City Royals (29-27, 3rd in AL Central) at Angel Stadium on Monday. The Royals open this game at -106 while the Angels are priced at -114. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Ervin Santana and Dylan Bundy.
The Royals have tallied 76 doubles as a team and have smacked 55 balls out of the park. Kansas City is slugging .391 and have been rung up 448 times, while drawing a walk on 159 occasions. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 4.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 13th in MLB. They have earned 235 runs batted in and 437 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate sits at .243. They have tallied 248 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .308.
The Royals are sitting with a team ERA of 4.38 on the campaign (19th in the league), and their staff has struck out 497 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 219 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.99 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.27 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.39. Royals pitchers have conceded 53 home runs and 252 runs (17th in the league).
Royals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 59 times as well as having 56 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 31 holds so far this year (9th in the league). The Royals relievers have earned a save percentage of 63.6% and has come into the game in 53 save situations. They have recorded 14 saves this season and have blown 8 of 22 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 93 base runners over the course of the season with 31.2% of those players crossed home plate. The Royals have dispatched 187 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Royals have transformed 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 4,299 innings on the field, which has them sitting 27th in baseball. The Kansas City Royals have 1,433 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 455 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them sitting 17th in the majors, and they have turned 377 double plays.
Santana (149-128 career record) has a FIP of 4.31 while he has faced 10,286 hitters in the majors. He has conceded 2,342 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 759 free passes. His earned run average is 4.08 (1,108 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.270. Santana has pitched in 2,441 innings and has tallied 1,938 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
The Los Angeles Angels hold a team on-base percentage of .306 as well as a team batting average of .244 this season. They have been rung up on 486 instances (21st in MLB) and have recorded 461 hits. Los Angeles has accumulated 70 home runs on the year as well as 238 runs batted in. The Angels have a slugging percentage of .409 and they are recording 4.42 runs per outing (14th in MLB). They have recorded 85 two-baggers, while getting a free base 150 times and scoring 252 runs.
The Angels have a WHIP of 1.421 in addition to having a FIP of 4.41 as a unit so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.45 (557 strikeouts vs 227 walks). They rank 24th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 478. They have yielded 78 home runs and they concede 5.39 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 297 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.95 (273 earned runs conceded).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.5% out of 117 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 57 times in high leverage situations and also on 82 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 45 save situations, the Angels have recorded 22 holds and 9 blown saves. They are ranked 19th in baseball holding a save rate of 59.1%, and they have sent 199 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Los Angeles has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 22 save opportunities and they have recorded 13 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have turned 46 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .978 (30th in MLB). The Angels have 483 assists, 44 errors and have accounted for 1,490 putouts this season. Out of their 4,470 innings on the field, the Angels have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.0% (29th in pro baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Bundy has conceded 715 base knocks while tallying 727 K's in 731 frames. He has surrendered a total of 380 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.303 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.05 and he has gone up against 3,117 hitters during his pro baseball career. Bundy (44-54 record in his career) has earned a 4.68 ERA while allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-114)
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