Royals visit Los Angeles Angels in MLB clash
Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
Angel Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Los Angeles Angels and the visiting Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
Luke Hochevar, with a record of 6-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the Angels trot Jered Weaver to the mound in this one. He is 12-1 so far in 2012.
Bettors looking to side with the Angels in this one will find them as -230 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Angels at No. 3 in the American League and the Royals at No. 6 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Los Angeles and its American League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.5 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 10 lineup of the Royals at 4.1 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +167 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Royals enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the Angels on Tuesday, with Will Smith throwing 7 innings of 2-hit ball at Angel Stadium.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Royals at Angels trends to consider:
Kansas City is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Kansas City's last 25 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 15 games on the road
LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of LA Angels' last 25 games when playing at home against Kansas City
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
LA Angels are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City at Seattle, Thursday, July 26
LA Angels home to Tampa Bay, Friday, July 27