Matchup: Kansas City Royals vs. LA Angels
Pitchers: Kansas City Danny Duffy (L) vs. Los Angeles CJ Wilson (L)
Latest Odds: Angels -153 Total 7.5
The Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Angel Stadium.
left hander Danny Duffy will take the mound for the Royals to start this game. Duffy is 2-3 this season with a 1.42 ERA. The left-hander threw 6 2/3 perfect innings Saturday before Adam Jones broke up the perfect game with a single all told he allowwd two hits without a walk over seven-plus innings in a 1-0 victory.
Starting this game for the Angels will be C.J. Wilson. The left hander has a 3.16 ERA to go along with a 5-3 record this season. Wilson is coming off a five-hitter as he threw 127 pitches -- the second-most of his career -- in Saturday's 6-0 win over visiting Tampa Bay. In his last four home starts, Wilson has gone 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA.
Oddsmakers currently have the Angels listed as 153-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -165 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
The Royals were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -114 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Team record: 23-23
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Team record: 26-20
LA Angels is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games
LA Angels is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games at home
Free MLB Pick: Angels 6 Royals 2