Royals vs. Angels - 8/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (59-53) at Kansas City Royals (68-44)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
G Richards (11-9) (3.51) vs. J Guthrie (8-7) (5.84)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -104 / Los Angeles Angels -106 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW, FSKC
The Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City Royals begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Angels have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Angels have lost 12 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Trout leads LA with 123 hits and 69 RBI while Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols have combined for 126 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have lost nine straight road games. Garrett Richards gets the ball, and he’s 11-9 with a 3.51 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Richards is 0-1 with a 4.19 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Royals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Royals have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 132 hits and 65 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 132 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won seven of their last eight home games. Jeremy Guthrie takes the hill, and he’s 8-7 with a 5.84 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Guthrie is 4-5 with a 4.48 ERA and 42 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 41-17 in their last 58 games as a favorite and 11-4 in Richards' last 15 starts as a road favorite. The Royals are 39-19 in their last 58 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Guthries last 7 starts. The Angels are 35-16 in the last 51 meetings in Kansas City and 0-7 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Angels have given us no reason to pick them on the road in the second half of the season. The Angels are also coming off a long game Wednesday night and have to travel. Give me the better team at home for the cheap price.