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

The Kansas City Royals battle the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at Kauffman Stadium.

The Kansas City Royals will rely on Nate Karns to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Matt Shoemaker will be his counterpart for the Los Angeles Angels. Nate Karns is 0-0 this season, and Matt Shoemaker is 0-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas City Royals were listed as -110 moneyline earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-3.5 victory for the Angels. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

4-6 Kansas City battles the Angels, currently with a 6-5 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 27-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 5-rated Los Angeles Angels in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 26-ranked scoring average of 3.4 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Angels offense rated No. 17 and scoring 4.36 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 6.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Angels hitters have managed (8.91 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the No. 27 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • Kansas City is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games at home
  • Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Kansas City, Sunday, April 16th