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Angels host the Royals in opener of ALDS

The Los Angeles Angels will send righthander Jered Weaver to the mound on Thursday night as they look to knock off the visiting Kansas City Royals in the opener of their ALDS.

Weaver went 18-9 with a 3.59 ERA on the season, and in his 12 career outings against the Royals he's 7-4 with a 2.21 ERA over 77 1-3 innings of work. Jason Vargas will get the ball for the Royals; Vargas was 11-10 with a 3.71 ERA on the season, and he's gone 5-4 with a 3.02 ERA against the Angels.

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Los Angeles Angels in this matchup found them as -175 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-4.1 victory for the Angels. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Angels bring a 98-64 record to the battle against the 90-73 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals odds would favor the Angels if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 13.

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How Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Stats Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles Angels No. 1-rated offense, averaging 4.77 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 13 at 3.88 in runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Angels have averaged 9.03 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.03 hits per game).

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.48 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 4.47 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City needed extra innings to get the job done against the Athletics on Tuesday as the Royals defeated them 9-8 at Kauffman Stadium.

 

The Angels were saddled with a loss last time out in Cory Rasmus's start, as they lost 4-1 against Seattle on Sunday at Safeco Field.

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
LA Angels is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
LA Angels is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
LA Angels is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Los Angeles, Friday, October 3rd

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