Royals vs. Angels - 7/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (45-55) at Kansas City Royals (48-51)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
M Shoemaker (5-10) (3.99) vs. D Duffy (6-1) (3.14)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -137 / Los Angeles Angels +127 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels look to sweep the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night.
The Los Angeles Angels look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Angels have scored 22 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has caught fire in the second half, and they’ve won 11 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 117 hits, Mike Trout has 65 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 10 home runs. Matt Shoemaker gets the ball, and he’s 5-10 with a 3.99 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 0-2 with a 13.50 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals are desperate win after losing six of their last seven games. The Royals have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 4.27 and have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 108 hits, Alcides Escobar has 24 RBI and Salvador Perez has 15 home runs. Danny Duffy takes the hill, and he’s 6-1 with a 3.14 ERA and 105 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. American League Central and 2-5 in Shoemakers last 7 starts. The Royals are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 5-0 in Duffys last 5 starts. The Angels are 0-4 in Shoemakers last 4 starts vs. Royals.
Not sure what's gotten into either of these clubs, but the Royals are struggling to get wins while their pitching staff gets rocked and the Angels can't stop putting up crooked numbers. The Royals may find a way to get on the board here, but the value is on the Angels and the plus money. Just look at the way both clubs are playing.