Last Updated: 2019-05-17
The Kansas City Royals will head west to Angel Stadium of Anaheim to take on the Los Angeles Angels. This AL matchup will get underway at 10:07 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Kansas City will be showing the game.
Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels Odds
Los Angeles (-135) is favored against Kansas City (+125) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -170 for the Royals +1.5 runs and +150 for the Angels -1.5.
The Royals have gone just 15-29 SU this year and are 21-22 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline in the season’s early going and 5.8 units ATS. The Angels, on the other hand, are 20-23 SU and 26-17 ATS. The team has lost 3.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 9.9 units ATS.
Angels games have an 18-22-3 over/under record so far in 2019. Kansas City has an over/under record of 23-18-2.
Brad Keller will get the start for the visiting Royals. The right-handed Keller is 2-4 with a 4.47 ERA and 39 strikeouts. He has yet to face Los Angeles this year, but he did make two starts against the Angels in 2018, posting a 1-1 record against them with a 1.46 ERA and 11 strikeouts.
The Angels will put the ball in the right hand of Matt Harvey (1-3, 6.69 ERA), who’s got 28 punchouts and 16 walks as well as a 1.41 WHIP. Harvey is 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA in one start against Kansas City this year.
Kansas City’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.41 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.58 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.04, along with a WHIP of 1.47.
The Royals offense has slashed .246/.321/.422 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 2.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).
Kansas City’s offense has been led by second baseman Whit Merrifield and shortstop Adalberto Mondesi, who’ve collectively blasted 11 home runs. Merrifield is slashing .287/.343/.508 with six home runs, 20 RBIs, 34 runs and seven steals. Mondesi is hitting .282 with five homers, 36 RBIs, 24 runs and 15 stolen bases.
For the home team, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 4.9 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have an ERA of 6.01, a WHIP of 1.44 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.4. The bullpen has a 3.84 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.8 K/9.
The Los Angeles offense is putting up 4.9 runs per outing, including 5.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .320/.379/.470 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.
Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and left fielder David Fletcher have led the Angels’ batters so far. Simmons is slashing .306/.330/.428 with three home runs, 21 RBIs, 20 runs and five stolen bases, while Fletcher’s line sits at .299/.342/.438 with three homers, 16 RBIs and 21 runs scored.
The Royals have lost 4.2 units and are 15-16 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 4.5 units and are 19-9 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 13 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under.
Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Royals, O/U – OVER
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The over has hit in just two of Kansas City’s last seven outings.
The Royals have lost four of their last five games SU while the Angels have dropped three of their last four.
Kansas City has posted 20.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.6 over its last five.
The Royals have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit 18 over their last 10.
The Royals have a team OPS of .744 this season and an OPS of .769 against right-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS stands at .767 overall and .801 versus righties.