Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 5/11/2024

The Kansas City Royals (24-16) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (14-25) on Saturday, May 11th. This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim and televised on BSW. 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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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Royals vs Angels series. Kansas City went into the matchup as slight favorites at -126 and squeaked out a 2-1 win. Both teams scored one run in the first inning, and the Angels could only muster one more run in the 5th inning. As for the Royals, they scored the game’s go-ahead run in the 9th, and the Angels went down quietly in the bottom half of the inning.

Alec Marsh got the start for the Royals, going just 5 1/3 innings while giving up one run and striking out seven. He did not factor into the decision, as Tyler Duffey got the win out of the bullpen, and John Schreiber got the save. Griffin Canning put together a good outing for the Angels, going 5 2/3 innings and striking out three.

Kansas City’s offense was led by Adam Frazier and MJ Melendez. Frazier went 2/3 with a home run, while Melendez also had two hits and scored the game’s go-ahead run. As for the Angels, Jo Adell hit the game’s only other home run and went 1/4.

Kansas City is on a three-game winning streak, and they will be looking to pick up another win today on the road vs. the Angels. The Royals are 24-16 overall, which has them in 2nd place in the AL Central, 0.5 games behind the Guardians. So far, they have gone 8-5 in divisional games.

At home, the Royals have been good, going 15-8, and they have gone 9-8 on the road. As the favorite, the Royals have put together a record of 11-5, and they are 13-11 as the underdog this year. Kansas City has won four straight games as the road favorite, and their overall series record is 6-6 this year. The Royals have gone 7-3 across their last 10 games.

When the Royals are on the road, they have been a profitable run line team, going 25-15 overall. They have been especially good as the underdog, going 17-7. Their average run margin on the road is +1.1 runs per game, and they have covered the run line in 11 of their 17 road games.

When the Royals and Angels met in their last game, the combined run total was 14, which was well over the over/under line of 8.0. The Royals have had a combined run average of 8.0 this season, and their over/under record is 14-24. In games where the over/under line was set at 8.0, their record is 4-2-1. Overall, 67.5% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8.0.

Cole Ragans Gets The Start For The Royals

Cole Ragans gets the start for the Royals today as he faces the Angels on the road. So far, he has made eight starts and has a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 3.38. One of his complete games came on April 25th, where he gave up just one earned run. In his last outing, Ragans finished with a no-decision, going six innings and giving up two earned runs on two homers. He finished that game with eight strikeouts. Ragans’ ERA at home is 10.2 compared to 0.45 on the road.

Royals Offense Breakdown

Salvador Perez has been one of the best power hitters in the league so far this season, as his eight homers are the 5th most in the league and the top mark on the Royals. He also comes into the game with a strong batting average of .321. Perez has gone deep just once in his last seven games, but he has gone 5/27 over that stretch. Bobby Witt Jr. is also a player to watch, as he is batting .310 for the season and has gone 7/27 in his last eight games.

As a team, the Royals are 12th in scoring at 4.7 runs per game. They have been a better offensive team at home, averaging 5 runs per contest. Overall, Kansas City is batting .242, which is 11th best in the league, and they have the 11th best slugging percentage in the league.

With a record of 14-25, the Angels are 5th in the AL West, 7.5 games behind the Rangers. The Angels have dropped two straight games, and this season, they have yet to play a game vs. another AL West team.

At home, the Angels are just 4-13 this season, and they are 10-12 on the road. So far, they have really struggled in day games, going 3-14. As the underdog, the Angels are 13-22 this season and 1-3 when favored. The Angels have dropped five straight series at home, and their overall series record is 2-9-1.

When the Angels are the underdog, they have been a solid bet against the run line, going 19-16. Their average run differential in those games is -1.1. They have been a poor bet as the favorite, going 0-4 against the run line.

The Angels have played 28 games this season with over/under lines higher than 8 runs, and the over has hit in 21 of them. Their games have averaged 9.2 runs per game, and their over/under record for the season is 21-17. When the over/under line has been set at 8 runs, their record is 4-3-1.

Tyler Anderson Gets The Start For The Angels

Left-hander Tyler Anderson gets the start for the Angels today as he faces off against the Royals. He has made seven starts this year and has a record of 2-4 with an ERA of 2.74. Opponents are batting .190 off Anderson this year, and he has turned in four quality starts. In his last outing, Anderson took the loss, giving up four earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of work. Before that, he had given up just two earned runs in three straight starts. Anderson has allowed at least one homer in four straight outings.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Angels offense has been pretty average in terms of scoring runs, as they are 19th in the league at 4.1 runs per game. They have been a slightly better offensive team on the road, averaging 4.2 runs per game. As a team, the Angels are batting .240, which is 13th in the league, and they are also 9th in the league in home runs.

Mike Trout is leading the Angels in home runs this season with 10, but he is hitting just .220 for the season. Taylor Ward has been the team’s top run producer so far, as his 24 RBIs are 10th best in the league. Ward is also 2nd on the team with seven homers. Over his last 10 games, Zach Neto has gone 10/36 with two homers, and Kevin Pillar has also hit two homers in his last six games, going 5/17.

Royals vs Angels Prediction

Getting the Royals on the money line at -145 is a great value, as we have them winning this one by a score of 5-4. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could also look to take the over, as we have the line sitting at 8 runs and have these teams combining for nine runs.

Looking at some potential player props, Cole Ragans is projected to finish with five strikeouts, which has him right in the middle of today’s starters. As for Tyler Anderson, we have him finishing with just four K’s, which is the third fewest among starters.

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