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LA Angels Angels vs. Kansas City Royals Preview 05/23/2013

The Los Angeles Angels will be trying to extend a winning streak on Thursday when they take on the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

Righthander Joe Blanton will take the mound for the Angels to start this game. Blanton is 0-7 this season with a 6.62 ERA.

It'll be Ervin Santana toeing the rubber for the Royals in this contest. Righthander Santana is 3-3 with a 2.77 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 134-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game's total is sitting at 9.
The Angels were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -184 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

CURRENT STREAK:
Los Angeles has won 4 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Los Angeles: 19-27 SU
Kansas City: 21-22 SU
LOS ANGELES MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of LA Angels's last 18 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City's last 18 games when playing at home against LA Angels

NEXT UP:
Kansas City home to LA Angels, Friday, May 24