Baseball odds preview - Kansas City vs. Los Angeles
Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
The Angels get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
For the Angels, Joe Blanton gets the ball, charged with keeping the Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Luis Mendoza, 0-2 on the year.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Angels as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Angels - Royals odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 12 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 4 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 6 in the same category at 8.9 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-2 loser at home against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at +107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City suffered a 4-2 loss against New York on Sunday, as Ervin Santana wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 3-0 loser on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Chicago at -123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Chris Sale in a losing cause, 3-0, against Chicago on Sunday.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Royals at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games at home
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Kansas City
LA Angels are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games
Kansas City at LA Angels, Tuesday, May 14