The Kansas City Royals are set to square off against the Los Angeles Angels at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium. Fox Sports Kansas City will be televising this AL showdown and the opening pitch is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals Odds
The Angels have gone 10-3 SU this year and are 8-4 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 6.2 units for moneyline gamblers in the season’s early going and 5.5 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Royals are 3-7 SU and 5-4 ATS. The team has lost 2.1 units for moneyline bettors and 0.8 units ATS. Kansas City has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.
Kansas City games have had an over/under record of 3-6 thus far in 2018. The Angels have an over/under record of 8-4.
The Angels have gained 4.2 units and are 7-3 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in seven of those games, compared to three that’ve gone under in such games.
Kansas City’s pitchers have yielded 4.2 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.18, a WHIP of 1.09 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.3. The bullpen has a 5.87 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 6.5 K/9.
Kansas City’s offense is putting up 3.1 runs per contest, including 3.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .241/.311/.361 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Third baseman Mike Moustakas and left fielder Jon Jay have led the Royals’ hitters this year. Moustakas is slashing .325/.357/.575 with 13 hits, eight RBIs and seven runs scored, and Jay is batting .243 with nine hits, one RBI and five runs scored.
In the other dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 3.6 runs per game and its starters own a 4.29 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9.29 K/9. The bullpen has an outstanding ERA of just 2.43, along with a WHIP of 1.30.
The Angels offense has slashed .284/.345/.471 on its way to 6.6 runs scored per game this year, including 7.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 7.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).
Los Angeles’ offensive production been led by Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. Trout is slashing .235/.355/.529 with 12 hits, 10 RBIs and 12 runs scored, while Ohtani is hitting .364/.417/.773 with eight hits, three homers, eight RBIs and four runs scored.
Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Royals, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER
- The Royals went 6-1 SU against the Angels last season.
- The Angels have won seven of their last eight games SU while the Royals have lost three of their last four SU.
- The Angels’ bullpen managed an ERA of 3.86 against the Royals last year.