Royals vs. Angels Prediction

Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels 6/4/18, Prediction & Odds

The Los Angeles Angels are four game above .500 and trying to stay competitive in the tough AL West, while the Kansas City Royals are now 17 games under .500 and in full rebuild mode. Will host Los Angeles take advantage of its lesser foe and win the opener of a three-game series tonight?

Game Snapshot

955 Kansas City Royals at 956 Los Angeles Angels

Monday, June 3, 2018

Angel Stadium at 10:07PM ET

TV: MLB Network

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Angels are listed as a -178 favorite on the moneyline. The Royals are a +168 underdog, while the over-under is set at 8.5 runs. As of Monday morning, 64 percent of public bets are being placed on host Los Angeles. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Royals shut down by A's

Kansas City only mustered three hits Sunday afternoon to wrap up its home series against Oakland with a 5-1 loss. Jon Jay hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third to tie the score at 1-1, where it remained until the eighth inning when the Athletics put up a four-spot. Jorge Soler went 1-for-4 with a double, while Alcides Escobar finished 1-for-3. Jake Junis took the loss as he gave up three earned runs on six hits over 7 1/3 innings, striking out nine and walking one.

Skaggs guides Angels to win

Los Angeles left-handed starter Tyler Skaggs threw six shutout innings in Sunday's 3-1 home win over the Rangers. He gave up four hits while striking out six and walking three. Skaggs' ERA improved to 3.27. Luis Valbuena put the hosts ahead with a two-run single in the bottom of the second inning. Justin Upton added an insurance solo home run in the sixth to make it 3-0. Shohei Ohtani and Zack Cozart each went 1-for-3 and scored a run for the Angels. 

Danny Duffy (2-6, 5.71 ERA) will start today for KC, while the Angels are turning to Nick Tropeano (3-3, 3.80).

MLB Betting Trends

Kansas City

The over is 7-3 in the Royals' last 10 Monday games. Kansas City is 3-10 in Duffy's last 13 starts.

Los Angeles

The Angels are 2-6 in their last eight home games. The under is 19-7-1 in Los Angeles' last 27 games on Monday.

Prediction: 

You have to take some chances in the betting world. Even though Tropeano had one of his best starts of the season in April against the Royals, they'll have a better scouting report on him this time. And Duffy is showing some signs of returning to form. Kansas City has a poor offense, but as long as Duffy can take advantage of the Angels' recent struggles offensively, there is a decent chance at an upset here.

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS CITY ROYALS +168

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