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Felipe Paulino, Joel Pineiro take mound in Angels vs Royals tilt

Kansas City RoyalsLos Angeles Angels
June 11, 9:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

28-36TEAM RECORD30-35

Angel Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Los Angeles Angels and the visiting Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

Felipe Paulino, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the Angels trot Joel Pineiro to the mound in this one. He is 2-3 so far in 2011.

View Kansas City vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Angels in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -140 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Angels) and the No. 12 (Royals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Angels have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.6 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 3.1 runs per game.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Kansas City at +146 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ervin Santana and the Angels 4-2 on Friday at Angel Stadium.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Royals at Angels trends to consider:
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kansas City's last 22 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of LA Angels' last 13 games when playing at home against Kansas City
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at LA Angels, Sunday, June 12

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