Angels face Kansas City Royals: MLB odds preview and stats
Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Kansas City and Los Angeles on Saturday, with the host Royals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
For the Royals, Jeremy Guthrie gets the ball, charged with keeping the Angels hitters off the base paths. He'll face Billy Buckner, 0-0 on the year.
The Royals sit at No. 5 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Angels sit at an American League No. 12 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Angels offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Angels hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 5-2 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Los Angeles at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Angels enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Royals on Friday, with Jason Vargas throwing 7 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few Angels at Royals trends to consider:
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels at Kansas City, Sunday, May 26