Angels vs. Royals Prediction
Will the Los Angeles Angels be able to go on the road and earn a needed win over the Kansas City Royals this afternoon at 4:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, June 25, 2018
4:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSW (LA); FSKC (KC)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -165 to win, while the Royals are listed with a money line of +150 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 82 percent going on Los Angeles on the road. 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 can’t find consistency
The Angles are coming off back-to-back losses at home to the Blue Jays. Prior to that they alternated three-game streaks last week. The Angels are 41-37 overall and 21-16 on the road. Los Angeles is putting up 4.54 runs per game this season while allowing 4.18 per contest.
Tyler Skaggs is getting the start for the Angels this afternoon. He has started 14 games this season and has a 6-4 record with a 2.81 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Skaggs has pitched 80.0 innings this year and has 86 strikeouts with 24 walks.
Royals a mess
The Royals have lost nine of their last 10, failing to score more than three runs in their last six games. Kansas City is now 23-54 overall and 10-29 at home. KC is averaging 3.57 per game at the plate while allowing 5.53 per contest.
The Royals are handing the ball to Brad Keller to the mound this afternoon. He has started four games and pitched in a total of 25 this season. Keller has a 1-2 record with a 2.63 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. Keller has 41.0 innings of work this year and has 24 strikeouts with 16 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are just 1-6 in their last seven road games, but they are 7-2 in Skaggs’ last nine road starts and four of his last five starts overall.
The Royals are just 5-23 in their last 28 against AL West opponents. They are 9-24 in their last 33 series openers.
The Angels have struggled to get a consistent win streak going, but they should have the edge over the Angels this afternoon. Skaggs has been strong on the mound and Los Angeles has good hitting behind him. The Royals are going with a reliever. While he has good numbers, he isn’t accustomed to pitching deep into games and isn’t likely to get much run support.
The Pick: Los Angeles Angels -165