Royals face Los Angeles Angels: MLB odds preview and stats

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May 14, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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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).

View Kansas City vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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

Next up:
Kansas City at LA Angels, Wednesday, May 15

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