Royals vs. Angels - 8/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (60-54) at Kansas City Royals (68-46)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
M Shoemaker (5-8) (4.36) vs. J Cueto (8-7) (2.54)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -179 / Los Angeles Angels +169 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City Royals play game three Saturday night.
The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Angels have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Angels have lost 13 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 126 hits and 71 RBI while Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar have combined for 97 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have lost nine of their last 10 road games. Matt Shoemaker gets the ball, and he’s 5-8 with a 4.36 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 0-1 with a 10.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Royals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Royals have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 135 hits and 69 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar have combined for 89 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won eight of their last 10 home games. Johnny Cueto takes the hill, and he’s 8-7 with a 2.53 ERA and 137 strikeouts this season. This will be Cueto’s second career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 16-35 in their last 51 games as an underdog and 12-3 in Shoemakers last 15 road starts. The Royals are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games. The Angels are 36-16 in the last 52 meetings in Kansas City.
The Angels still can't score runs and still can't win on the road. With te Royals on fire at home and with Cueto on the hill, it's hard not to pick KC in this spot.