Royals face Los Angeles Angels: MLB odds preview and stats
Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
Los Angeles will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Angel Stadium.
It's a pitching duel between Jason Vargas for the Angels (1-3 on the year) and Jeremy Guthrie for Kansas City (5-0 so far).
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Royals listed as underdogs of +-130 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The Angels sit at No. 12 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 4 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Royals average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.
Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 14 defense, allowing 5.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 4-rated defense.
The Royals were a 11-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +132 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 11-4 final on Monday in support of Luis Mendoza at Angel Stadium.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
A few Royals at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing LA Angels
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City at LA Angels, Wednesday, May 15