Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 6/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+105) Los Angeles (-135)
Griffin Canning and the Los Angeles Angels (28-32, 4th in AL West) host the Kansas City Royals (29-29, 3rd in AL Central) at Angel Stadium on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Royals coming in at +105 and the Angels are at -135. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Brad Keller and Griffin Canning.
Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .390 and have struck out 470 times, while drawing a walk on 162 occasions. They have recorded 243 RBI's and 459 base knocks this season, and their batting average comes in at .242. The Royals have hit 81 doubles as a squad and have smacked 57 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 256 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .306. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.4 runs per game, which puts them at 14th in baseball.
Royals pitchers have surrendered 57 home runs and 267 runs in total (18th in baseball). They have walked 228 opposing players and their FIP is 4.03 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.28 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Royals have a team earned run average of 4.42 so far this year (21st in baseball), and their staff has struck out 519 hitters.
The Royals have dispatched 196 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 96 base runners so far this season and 30.2% of those runners crossed home plate. They have accumulated 14 saves this season and have blown 8 out of their 22 save chances. The Royals relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 63.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 53 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 31 holds so far this year (10th in MLB). Royals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 61 times as well as having 57 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Royals have transformed 68.1% of baseballs in play into outs in their 4,533 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 27th in MLB. The Kansas City Royals have amassed 1,511 putouts thus far, as well as 480 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which ranks 12th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 400 double plays.
Keller has taken the hill for 416 frames and has earned 304 K's during his pro baseball career. Keller (27-27 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.01 while facing 1,769 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.76 (174 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.341. He has surrendered 396 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 162 walks.
Los Angeles has tallied 75 home runs on the year to go along with 261 runs batted in. They have hit 96 doubles, while walking 162 times as well as putting up 277 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have an OBP of .310 in addition to a batting average of .247 for the season. The Angels have a SLG% of .416 and they average 4.62 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have been rung up on 516 instances (18th in the league) and have recorded 492 base hits.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.403 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.38 as a pitching staff so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.51 (585 strikeouts against 233 bases on balls). They rank 26th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 501. They have allowed 81 homers and they surrender 5.40 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 314 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.99 (290 earned runs relinquished).
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 22 save opportunities and they have tallied 13 saves. They are currently ranked 21st in the league with a save rate of 59.1%, and they have dispatched 209 relievers onto the field on the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 58 times in high leverage situations and on 86 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.9% out of their 124 inherited base runners. Sitting with 47 save situations, the Angels have earned 24 holds and 9 blown saves.
In 4,713 innings played, the Angels are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.3% (29th in pro baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 48 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .979 (30th in pro baseball). The Angels have 514 assists, 45 errors and have earned 1,571 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his MLB career, Canning has surrendered 179 base hits while totaling 202 K's in 190 frames. Canning (11-13 record in his career) has earned a 4.69 ERA and has given up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 99 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.326 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.77 and he has gone up against 813 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-135)
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