The Los Angeles Angels are playing host to the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The first pitch is scheduled for 10:07 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Kansas City will showcase this AL matchup.
Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels Odds
Kansas City (receiving +175) is the underdog to Los Angeles (-185) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this night game at 9 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at Royals +1.5 runs (-125) and Angels -1.5 runs (+105).
The Royals are 15-30 SU and are 21-23 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 9.3 units for moneyline gamblers through the early portions of the season and 7.4 units ATS. Kansas City has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Angels, on the other hand, are 21-23 SU and 26-17 ATS. The team’s lost 3.5 units for moneyline bettors while earning 9.9 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in three of those seven.
Angels games have an over/under record of 18-22-3 so far in 2019. The Royals have been a decent over bet with a total record of 24-18-2.
Right-hander Jakob Junis will get the nod for Kansas City. Junis (3-4, 5.77 ERA) has recorded 41 strikeouts in 48.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Angels this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-1, 7.71 ERA and seven strikeouts across 4.2 innings).
The Angels are going with righty Griffin Canning (1-1, 5.65 ERA), who has 19 strikeouts and six walks, along with a 1.33 WHIP. Canning did not record any MLB pitching stats in 2018.
Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 4.9 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starters have a 5.95 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.76 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 9.8 K/9.
The Los Angeles offense is putting up 4.9 runs per outing, including 5.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .330/.395/.460 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.
The Angels’ batters have been led by shortstop Andrelton Simmons and outfielder David Fletcher. Simmons is hitting .305/.328/.424 with three home runs, 21 RBIs, 21 runs and five stolen bases, while Fletcher is hitting .305 with three homers, 16 RBIs and 21 runs.
In the other dugout, Kansas City’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.43 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 7.51 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.03, along with a K/9 of 8.65.
The Royals offense has slashed .244/.321/.418 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).
Second baseman Whit Merrifield and shortstop Adalberto Mondesi have led Kansas City’s offense. Merrifield is hitting .290/.345/.505 with six home runs, 20 RBIs, 34 runs and seven steals, while Mondesi (.277/.314/.486) has produced five homers, 36 RBIs, 25 runs and 17 stolen bases.
The Royals have lost 5.3 units and are 15-17 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 19 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 4.5 units and are 19-9 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in 13 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under.
Royals vs. Angels Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Royals, O/U – OVER
- The over has cashed in just two of Kansas City’s last seven games.
- The Royals have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit 15 over their last 10.
- The Royals have a total OPS of .739 this season and an OPS of .762 against right-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS sits at .767 overall and .802 versus righties.
- Kansas City has posted 19.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 20.8 over its last five.
- The Royals have dropped five of their last six games SU.