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The Los Angeles Angels are playing host to the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. This AL matchup will begin at 10:07 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Kansas City will be showing the game.

Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds

Vegas is listing Kansas City (+160) as the underdog to Los Angeles (-170). Gamblers can wager on the games total with odds sitting at -110 for over 8.5 runs and -110 for under 8.5. You can also bet on the games runline with the odds coming in at Royals +1.5 runs (-135) and Angels -1.5 runs (+115).

The Angels are 32-28 SU and 28-31 ATS. They’ve lost 2.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.2 units against the spread (ATS). The Royals, on the other hand, are 21-38 SU and have gone 28-30 ATS. In total, the teams lost 9.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 7.0 units ATS.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 26-30-3 so far in 2018. The Royals have been a decent under bet with a total record of 23-31-4.

Danny Duffy will get the nod for the visiting Royals. The left-handed Duffy is 2-6 with a 5.71 ERA and 54 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Angels this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 1.29 ERA and six strikeouts over seven innings).

The Angels are handing the ball to righty Nick Tropeano (3-3, 3.80 ERA), who has 37 strikeouts and 16 walks, as well as a 1.24 WHIP. Tropeano is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Kansas City this year.

Los Angeles pitching staff has given up 4.1 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 3.61, a WHIP of 1.24 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.2. The bullpen has a 3.73 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The Los Angeles offense has produced 4.6 runs per contest, including 3.9 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .217/.253/.373 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Angels offense has been led by Andrelton Simmons, who is hitting .336/.405/.469 with four home runs, 33 RBIs, 32 runs and five stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, Kansas City’s pitching staff allowed 5.7 runs per game and its starters own a 5.36 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 7.50 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.51, along with a WHIP of 1.43 and a K-per-9 of 7.03.

Royals hitters have slashed .255/.320/.390 on their way to 4.0 runs scored per game this year, including 4.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Jon Jay has led Kansas City’s hitters and is slashing .304/.360/.374 with 70 hits, 17 RBIs and 27 runs scored.

The Angels are coming off of a 3-1 win against the Rangers, while the Royals just dropped a 5-1 game to the Athletics.

Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Royals, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in only two of Los Angeles last seven games.
  • The Royals have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
  • Kansas City has averaged 23.0 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 21.4 over its last five.