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Cueto Seeks Second Victory as a Royal

The Kansas City Royals finally picked up a payout in a Johnny Cueto start when he last took the mound, and they'll be looking to do it again on Saturday when the righthander takes on the Los Angeles Angels in baseball odds action.

The Royals lost Cueto's first two starts with the team before he held the Tigers scoreless on four hits last time out; overall he's 8-7 with a 2.53 ERA in 2015. Matt Shoemaker (5-8, 4.36 ERA) gets the start for the Angels.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Kansas City sat as -179 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.4-4.3 win for the Royals on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals bring a 69-46 record to the battle against the 60-55 Angels. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 20 and the Los Angeles Angels at No. 24 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has baseball's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 9.14 hits per game. The Los Angeles Angels average 8.25 hits per game, good for No. 24 on the list.

Kansas City owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 4.35 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 9-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 4-1 on Friday behind a start from D Duffy at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games at home
  • Kansas City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing LA Angels

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Kansas City, Sunday, August 16th

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