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Los Angeles Angels take on Royals in baseball test

Los Angeles AngelsKansas City Royals
May 30, 4:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals Odds

28-27TEAM RECORD23-29

The Kansas City Royals host Los Angeles on Monday, looking to build on their 23-29 mark against the 28-27 Angels in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

Ervin Santana, with a record of 3-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Angels, while the Royals trot Luke Hochevar to the mound in this one. He is 3-5 so far in 2011.

View LA Angels vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Royals as +105 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Royals and the league No. 7-ranked Angels, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Angels have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Defensively, Los Angeles features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -146 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 6-5 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Target Field behind starter Dan Haren.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Rangers on May 29. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 7-6 on Sunday behind a start from Alexi Ogando at Rangers Ballpark.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a win are 2-8

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Angels at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Angels' last 12 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of LA Angels' last 18 games when playing Kansas City
LA Angels are 17-7 SU in their last 24 games when playing Kansas City
LA Angels are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas City's last 18 games when playing LA Angels
Kansas City is 8-17 SU in their last 25 games when playing at home against LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Kansas City, Tuesday, May 31

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