Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 7/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+100) Kansas City (-120)
The Kansas City Royals (39-57) welcome the Los Angeles Angels (40-56) at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has Los Angeles at +100 and Kansas City is at -120. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Janson Junk and Brad Keller.
Los Angeles is slugging .381 and have struck out 942 times, while drawing a walk on 292 occasions. They have amassed 361 runs batted in and 733 hits on the year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .230. The Angels have hit 128 doubles as a unit and have smacked 108 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 375 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .299. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are compiling 3.9 runs/g, which puts them at 26th in MLB.
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Angels pitchers have conceded 106 home runs in addition to 416 runs in total (17th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 310 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.06 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.62 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.26. The Angels have compiled a team ERA of 4.06 so far this year (19th in the league), and the staff has struck out 812 hitters.
The Angels relievers have recorded a save percentage of 56.8% and stepped onto the hill in 79 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 164 runners on the year and 37.8% of those players crossed home plate. Angels bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 105 times in addition to having 93 appearances in high leverage situations. The Angels have sent 301 relievers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen have accumulated 40 holds this season (25th in MLB). They have accumulated 21 saves this year and have blown 16 out of their 37 chances to get a save.
The Angels have turned 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,611 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 9th in baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have a total of 2,537 putouts on the year, as well as 807 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which puts them in 19th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 79 double plays.
Junk has taken the ball for 17 innings and has earned 11 strikeouts thus far in his career. Junk (0-1 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 5.99 while he has gone up against 75 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.63 (7 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.327. He has given up 21 base hits (10.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 2 walks.
Kansas City is sitting with 79 home runs on the season to go along with 361 RBIs. They have recorded 152 doubles, while taking a walk 282 times and putting up 379 runs. The Kansas City Royals have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .312 and a batting average of .249 this year. The Royals have a slugging percentage of .383 and they are earning 3.95 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have been rung up on 732 occasions (27th in baseball) and have earned 806 base knocks.
The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.463 and have a FIP of 4.43 as a unit this season. They are sitting at 27th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 866. The Kansas City pitching staff have yielded 481 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.70 (441 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.91 (704 strikeouts vs 369 walks). They have surrendered 99 dingers and they yield 5.13 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball).
Kansas City has had relief pitchers enter the game in 35 save opportunities and they have tallied 22 saves. They are currently ranked 17th in the league with a save percentage of 62.9%, and they have sent 340 relievers onto the diamond on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 115 times in high leverage situations in addition to 112 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 30.3% out of their 175 inherited runners. With 92 save situations, the Royals have tallied 53 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 87 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (12th in the majors). The Royals have 895 assists, 50 errors and have a total of 2,532 putouts this season. In 7,596 innings on the diamond, the Royals have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.2% (26th in pro baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Keller has given up 580 base hits while accumulating 441 K's in 595 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 267 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.373 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.85 and he has gone up against 2,550 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Keller (34-45 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.03 earned run average and has conceded 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+100)
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