Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 6/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+110) Los Angeles (-135)
Kris Bubic and the Kansas City Royals (29-28, 3rd in AL Central) travel to Angel Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (27-32, 4th in AL West). The line on this game has the Royals priced at +110 and the Angels are at -135. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kris Bubic and Andrew Heaney.
As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are knocking in 4.4 runs per game, which has them at 14th in baseball. They have tallied 253 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .306. The Royals have earned 79 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 56 balls out of the park. They have amassed 240 RBI's and 450 hits this year, while their batting average is sitting at .242. Kansas City is slugging .390 and have been rung up 465 times, while drawing a walk on 162 occasions.
Royals pitchers have given up 56 home runs in addition to 259 total runs (17th in the league). They have walked 223 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.01 as a squad this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.30 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Royals hold a team earned run average of 4.34 on the season (19th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 514 batters.
The Royals have dispatched 193 relievers to the mound for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 95 base runners on the campaign and 30.5% of those players crossed home plate. They have compiled 14 saves for the season and have not converted 8 of their 22 save chances. The Royals bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 63.6% and stepped onto the hill in 53 save situations. The relievers have racked up 31 holds on the season (10th in the league). Royals pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 60 times in addition to having 57 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Royals have converted 68.1% of balls in play into outs out of 4,461 innings, which has them sitting at 27th in MLB. The Kansas City Royals are sitting with 1,487 putouts on the year, in addition to 470 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them sitting 14th in MLB, and have a total of 392 double plays.
Bubic has taken the ball for 84 frames and has racked up 77 K's during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.43 (32 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.393. He has surrendered 79 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 38 walks. Bubic (2-6 career record) has a FIP of 4.31 and he has faced 361 batters in the majors.
The Los Angeles Angels have tallied a team on-base percentage of .309 in addition to a team batting average of .246 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 511 instances (19th in the league) and have earned 483 base hits. Los Angeles has a total of 74 long balls on the campaign to go along with 254 RBIs. The Angels hold a team slugging percentage of .416 and they average 4.56 runs per game (12th in MLB). They have put up 94 doubles, while walking 157 times and putting up 269 runs.
The Angels have a WHIP of 1.410 and have a FIP of 4.38 as a pitching staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.49 (580 strikeouts against 233 walks). They come in at 24th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 492. They have surrendered 80 dingers and they surrender 5.44 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 311 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.02 (287 earned runs conceded).
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 22 save opportunities and they have recorded 13 saves. They are currently ranked 21st in the league with a save percentage of 59.1%, and they have dispatched 206 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 58 times in high leverage situations and on 85 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.5% of 122 inherited runners. Sitting with 47 save situations, the Angels have amassed 24 holds in addition to 9 blown saves.
In their 4,632 innings on the field, the Angels are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.2% (29th in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 46 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .979 (30th in pro baseball). The Angels have recorded 505 assists, 45 errors and have earned a total of 1,544 putouts this season.
In his career, Heaney has surrendered 538 hits and he has 562 K's in 555 innings. Heaney (27-32 career win-loss record) holds a 4.47 ERA while conceding 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 276 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.247 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.63 and he has faced 2,340 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kansas City (+110)
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