Angels vs. Royals Prediction
After another road victory on Thursday night, will the Los Angeles Angels continue their impressive play away from home when they meet up against the Kansas City Royals at 8:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 13, 2018
8:15PM ET, Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSKC (KC); FSW (LAA)
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Angels are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -145 to prevail. The Royals have odds of +135 at home. Currently, 81% of the wagers are going on the Angels on the road tonight. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Angels nearly perfect on the road
Los Angeles is coming off a 7-1 road win at Kansas City on Thursday night to improve to 7-1 on the road in the 2018 season. The Angels are on a five game win streak right now, with the last four wins all coming on the road. At 11-3 overall, Los Angeles is putting up 6.64 runs per game while allowing 3.43 per contest.
Andrew Heaney is getting his first start of 2018 tonight. He started five games for the Angels last season and was 1-2 with a 7.06 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. He gave up 12 home runs over those 21 innings of play.
Royals struggling at home
The Royals have been the opposite of the Angels this season, falling to 3-8 overall and 1-5 at home following Thursday’s loss. Hitting has been an issue this season. Over their last 10 games, the Royals have been held to three runs or less in eight of them and two or less in seven of them. They are now averaging just 2.91 runs per game this season while allowing 4.45 per contest.
Jason Hammel is getting the start for the Royals tonight. He is 0-1 through two starts with a 4.09 ERA. After allowing five runs to the Tigers over five innings, he pitched six scoreless innings against the Indians last weekend. He has eight strikeouts and five walks this season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angeles have won six of their last seven against a right-handed starter and they have also won seven straight against an opposing starter with a WHIP over 1.30.
The Royals have dropped five of Hammel’s last six starts and six straight when Hammels faces off with an AL West opponent. The Royals are just 1-6 in their last seven home games and 2-5 in their last seven against a left-handed starter.
While I don’t feel great about the starting pitching, the Angels have the hitting to overcome a poor start. Also, the Royals haven’t shown any consistency to score. They average 2.91 runs per game and that includes one game where they scored 10. Their bats are just silent far too often.
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels -145