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Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Los Angeles Angels will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Jeremy Guthrie for the Kansas City Royals (8-7 on the year) and Garrett Richards for Los Angeles Angels (11-9 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -104 for the Kansas City Royals in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.2-4.1 result in favor of the Royals. 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

Kansas City (68-45) will face the 59-54 Angels in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 22 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Los Angeles Angels sit at No. 17 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Kansas City Royals and its No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.34 runs per nine innings, against the No. 16 line up of the Los Angeles Angels at 4.11 runs per outing.

Kansas City owns the No. 6 defense, allowing 4.34 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles's No. 9-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles lost in extra innings against the White Sox on Wednesday as Chicago edged them 3-2 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-4 to Detroit on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of LA Angels's last 18 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games at home
  • Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Angels

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Kansas City, Friday, August 14th