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Kansas City Royals take on the Los Angeles Angels with Odds and Betting Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Kansas City Royals dueling the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday at Angel Stadium.

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Matt Strahm to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-3. Getting the ball for the Los Angeles Angels is Ricky Nolasco, who owns a 2-7 record on the season with a 4.31 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Los Angeles Angels in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -139 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 5.6-4.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (35-34) will face the 30-34 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Los Angeles Angels sit at No. 12 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 20 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball's No. 23-rated offensive output, at 8.14 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 8.23 hits per game, good for No. 22 on the list.

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.87 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 at home, scoring 4.64 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Giants on Wednesday, with J Hammel throwing 6.2 innings of 8-hit ball at AT&T Park.

The Angels grabbed a win last time out, defeating M Pineda and the Yankees 7-5 on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • LA Angels is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • LA Angels is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • LA Angels is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Los Angeles, Friday, June 16th