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Moneyline Favors Los Angeles Angels in MLB Battle with Kansas City Royals

The Los Angeles Angels look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Kansas City Royals arrive at Angel Stadium on Friday.

Los Angeles hands the ball to starter Jesse Chavez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-6 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Ian Kennedy, who will try to quiet the fans and the Angels bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Angels were listed as -130 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 7.6-2.7 win for the Royals on Friday. 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

35-35 Los Angeles battles the Royals, currently with a 31-34 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Kansas City injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 15-ranked Los Angeles Angels and the No. 12-rated Kansas City Royals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball's No. 24-rated offensive output, at 8.11 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 8.34 hits per game, good for No. 21 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.78 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 7-2 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday at Angel Stadium behind starter Matt Strahm.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • LA Angels is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • LA Angels is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • LA Angels is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Los Angeles, Saturday, June 17th