Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 5/12/2024

The Kansas City Royals (24-17) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (15-25) on Sunday, May 12th. This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim and televised on BSKC. The Angels are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Royals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Angels. First pitch is set for 4:07 ET.

Royals vs Angels

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Thanks to a four-run 7th inning for the Angels’ offense, they cruised to a 9-3 win over the Royals in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Angels were at +144 on the money line.

Kansas City got on the board first with a run in the 1st inning, but the Angels quickly responded with three runs in the 2nd. After scoring one run in the 3rd, the Royals didn’t cross the plate again until putting up one run in the 6th. As for the Angels, they added two insurance runs in the 5th and scored their final four runs in the 7th.

Tyler Anderson pitched well for the Angels in this one, going 6 2/3 innings and giving up just three runs. He finished the game with four strikeouts and allowed one home run. Cole Ragans got the start for the Royals and took the loss, giving up seven earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of work.

The Royals will be on the road for today’s game vs. the Angels, and they are 24-17 overall, which has them 2nd in the AL Central, just a half-game behind the Guardians. Kansas City can take over the division lead with a win and a Guardians loss today. So far, they have been good vs. other AL Central teams, going 8-5 this year.

At home, the Royals have gone 15-8 this year, and they are an even 9-9 on the road. Kansas City has been good as the favorite this year, putting up an 11-6 mark, and they are 13-11 as the underdog. The Royals have an overall series record of 6-6 heading into today’s game four vs. the Angels.

When the Royals win, they do it by an average of 4.0 runs per game, but when they lose, they lose by an average of -2.9 runs per game. They have a run line record of 25-16 on the season, including an 11-7 mark on the road and a 14-9 record at home. As the underdog, they are 17-7 against the run line, but as the favorite, they are just 8-9.

The Royals and Angels have had a combined run average of 8.1 this season, but the over/under line for today’s game is set at 8.5. The over/under record for the Royals this season is 15-24, and when the line has been set at 8.5 runs, the over/under record is 5-13. So far this season, 22.0% of the Royals’ games have had over/under lines set higher than 8.5 runs.

Seth Lugo Gets The Start For The Royals

Seth Lugo gets the start for the Royals today as he faces the Angels on the road. So far this season, he has made eight starts and has a record of 5-1. Lugo’s ERA is an impressive 1.74, and he has pitched well on the road, coming in with a record of 3-0 and an ERA of 0.43. In his last outing, Lugo finished with a no-decision, giving up two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings of work. Before that, he had won three straight starts. Lugo’s WHIP for the season is 1.01, and he has issued just 2.09 walks per nine innings.

Royals Offense Breakdown

Salvador Perez has been one of the league’s top power threats this season, as his eight home runs are 5th in the league and the best mark on the Royals. Perez is also 2nd in the MLB with 33 RBIs. He is batting .326 this season. Bobby Witt Jr. has also been a key power source for the Royals, as he has five homers and is batting .314. Witt Jr. has gone 8/27 over his last eight games.

As a team, the Royals are averaging 4.6 runs per game and are one of the league’s best at avoiding strikeouts. They are also one of the top home run hitting teams in the league. Kansas City comes into the game with a team batting average of .242.

With a record of 15-25, the Angels trail the Rangers by 6.5 games in the AL West. Currently, they have yet to play a game against another AL West team. The Angels have really struggled at home this year, going 5-13, compared to 10-12 on the road.

So far, the Angels have really struggled as the underdog, going 14-22, compared to 1-3 as the favorite. At home, they are 4-11 as the underdog. Looking at their overall series record, the Angels are just 2-9-1 and have dropped five straight series at home. Their overall record in day games is 4-12 this year.

When the Angels win, they win big, with an average run margin of 4.1 runs per game. When they lose, they lose by an average of 3.8 runs per game. Their run line record is 20-20, with a 7-11 mark at home and 13-9 on the road. As the underdog, they are 20-16 against the run line, and they have covered in their last two games as the underdog.

When the Angels play at home, the over has been a profitable bet, as their games have averaged 9.3 runs per game, and their over/under record is 22-17. Today’s over/under line is set at 8.5 runs, and when the line has been set at that number, the over has hit in 10 of their 16 games (62.5%).

Patrick Sandoval Gets The Start For The Angels

Left-hander Patrick Sandoval gets the start for the Angels today as he faces off against the Royals at home. Sandoval has made eight starts this year and has a record of 2-5 with an ERA of 4.85. One of his 39 innings pitched this year has been a quality start. In his most recent outing, Sandoval pitched seven scoreless innings, picking up the win in the process. Before that, he had lost three straight starts. Sandoval’s ERA at home is 4.59 compared to 7.39 on the road.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Angels offense is averaging 4.2 runs per game, which is 18th in the league. They are also just 18th in team on-base percentage and have the league’s 18th worst walk rate. As a team, the Angels are batting .242 and have the 7th most home runs in the league. Over his last nine games, Jo Adell has three homers but is hitting just .207.

Mike Trout is leading the Angels in home runs with 10, but he is batting just .220 for the season. Taylor Ward is batting .275 and has gone deep seven times. Ward’s 24 RBIs is the best mark on the team and 9th in the league.

Royals vs Angels Prediction

Our predicted final score for the Royals vs. Angels game is 5-4 in favor of the Royals. With the Royals being on the road, you can get them on the money line at -136, which is our recommended pick.

Looking at some of the starting pitcher’s projections, Patrick Sandoval of the Angels is predicted to finish with five strikeouts, while Royals starter Seth Lugo is projected to finish with four. If you’re looking at picking up a win, Sandoval has the second-best odds among starters today, while Lugo is 13th.

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