Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 5/10/2024

The Kansas City Royals (23-16) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (14-24) on Friday, May 10th. This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim and televised on APLTV. The Royals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Angels are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Royals. First pitch is set for 9:38 ET.

Royals vs Angels

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Thanks to a four-run 3rd inning for the Royals’ offense, they cruised to a 10-4 win over the Angels in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Royals were favored at -120 on the money line.

Kansas City got to Angels starter Reid Detmers, who gave up six earned runs in just five innings of work and took the loss. As for the Royals, they got a good outing from Michael Wacha, who gave up just two earned runs across six innings of work and got the win.

Dairon Blanco and Vinnie Pasquantino each homered for the Royals, while Maikel Garcia scored twice and drove in two runs while going 3/5 at the plate.

The Royals are 23-16 overall and trail the Guardians by 1.5 games for the AL Central lead. This year, they have an 8-5 record in divisional games, and they have won two straight games overall. Kansas City picked up a win in the final game of their series vs. the Tigers and won the series opener vs. the Angels.

At home, the Royals have gone 15-8 this season, and they are an even 8-8 on the road. As the favorite, the Royals are 10-5 this year and 13-11 when they are the underdog. Kansas City’s overall series record is 6-6 coming into today’s game vs. the Angels.

The Royals are 25-14 against the run line this season, including an 11-5 mark on the road. They have covered the run line in four straight road games and are 17-7 when getting runs. Their average run margin in wins is +4.2, while it’s -2.8 in losses.

The Royals’ over/under record is 14-23 this season, and their games have averaged 8.2 runs per game. Their over/under record when the line is set at 8.5 runs is 5-12. Their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs per game. The over has hit in three straight games for the Royals, and their games have had an over/under line set at 8.5 runs in 23.1% of their games this season.

Alec Marsh Gets The Start For The Royals

Alec Marsh and the Royals are on the road to take on the Angels. Marsh has started 2 games so far this season, and he has a win and a no-decision. In his last start, he went 4 1/3 innings and struck out 6, but he did allow 2 hits and 2 walks.

Royals Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the Royals are averaging 4.7 runs per game, which is 12th in the league. They have been even better at home, averaging 5 runs per contest. Overall, they are one of the league’s top home run-hitting teams and have the 9th best team batting average in the league. One thing to keep an eye on is their collective batting average on balls in play, as they are just 19th in this category.

Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr. have been two of the Royals top hitters this season. Perez is batting .328 with a team-high 32 RBIs, and Witt Jr. is hitting .318 with 20 RBIs. Witt Jr. has also gone deep five times, which is 2nd on the team and 8th in the league. Vinnie Pasquantino has also gone deep five times and is batting .256.

With a record of 14-24, the Angels are 4th in the AL West, trailing the Rangers by 7.5 games. The Angels have yet to play a game against another AL West team this year. At home, the Angels are just 4-12 this year.

Los Angeles has dropped three straight at home, and they are 3-10 as the home underdog this year. As the underdog overall, the Angels are 13-21 compared to 1-3 when favored. So far, they have gone 3-13 in day games this year.

The Angels have a run line record of 18-20 this season, with a -1.1 run differential on average. They have been a better bet on the run line on the road, going 13-9 compared to 5-11 at home. They have a losing streak against the run line at home, and they have yet to cover the run line as the favorite this season.

Los Angeles Angels games have been trending towards the over this season, with a combined run average of 9.4 runs per game. Their over/under record is 21-16, and when the line is set at 8.5 runs, the over has hit in 10 of their 15 games. Their games have averaged 9 runs per game, and their last three games have all gone over the total.

Griffin Canning Gets The Start For The Angels

Griffin Canning gets the start for the Angels today as he faces the Royals at home. So far this season, he has made seven starts and has a record of 1-4 with a 6.69 ERA. Canning’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.43. In his last outing, he took the loss, going six innings and giving up two earned runs on four hits. Looking back, he has given up at least one homer in three straight outings. Canning’s lone quality start came on April 23rd against the Orioles.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Angels offense is averaging 4.2 runs per game, which is 19th in the league. They have been about the same offensively at home and on the road. As a team, the Angels are batting .242, which is 10th in the league, and they are also 8th in the league in home runs. Their team on-base percentage of .305 is 16th in the league.

Mike Trout is leading the Angels with 10 home runs this season, but he is batting just .220. Taylor Ward is hitting .265 and has gone deep seven times. Ward is also 11th in the league with 24 RBIs. Over his last five games, Kevin Pillar is 4/13 with two homers, and Zach Neto is batting .350 over his last six games.

Royals vs Angels Prediction

Our pick for this one is to take the Royals on the money line at -123. We have the Royals winning this one by a score of 6-4. If you’re looking for a parlay, we would recommend taking the over, as we have the game going over the 8.5 run line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Alec Marsh is predicted to finish with seven strikeouts, and we have Griffin Canning finishing with six. Offensively, the Royals are predicted to finish with 11 strikeouts, compared to the Angels, who we have finishing with nine.

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