Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals - 4/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (12-6) at Los Angeles Angels (8-11)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
I Kennedy (2-1) (1.35) vs. G Richards (0-3) (3.00)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -123 / Kansas City Royals +113 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals face off on Monday as they begin their MLB series in Anaheim.
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-11 this season and they are in fourth place in the American League West but just two games behind the division leading Oakland A’s. As a team the Angels are hitting .218 led by Mike Trout hitting .299, Kole Calhoun hitting .294, and Yunel Escobar hitting .260. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.69 with the starters at 3.57 and the bullpen at 3.90. For game one against the Royals the Angels start Garrett Richards who has allowed 22 hits and eight earned runs while striking out 25 over 24 innings for a 0-3 record and a 3.00 ERA.
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The Kansas City Royals are 12-6 this season and they are a half of a game behind the White Sox in the AL Central. As a team the Royals are hitting.258 with Eric Hosmer hitting .314, Mike Moustakas hitting .271, and Omar Infante is hitting .268. The Royals pitcher staff has an ERA of 3.04 with the starters at 3.25 and the bullpen at 2.65. For game one against the Angels the Royals start Ian Kennedy who has allowed 13 hits and three earned runs while striking out 21 over 20 innings for a 2-1 record and a 1.35 ERA.
Los Angeles is 3-8 in their last 11 games, 2-6 against the AL Central, 1-4 when allowing five or more runs in their previous game, and 0-6 in Richards’ last six starts. Kansas City is 5-1 in game one of a series, 29-11 in their last 40 games, 7-3 against a team with a losing record, and 38-18 against the AL West. The Royals have won 10 of their last 11 games against the Angels.
With so much going for the Royals here like Richards’ lack of success and their dominance over the Angels getting them as a dog seems to be a solid play.