Kansas City Royals (29-29) vs. Los Angeles Angels (28-32)
June 9, 2021 9:38 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -125 / Kansas City Royals +115; Over/Under: +9
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The Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action from Angel Stadium. This will be the final installment in a three-game set between these teams this week. In the Monday opener, the Angels notched a five-run win. On Tuesday in game two, LA kept it going with a big seven-run victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Kansas City posted nine hits in the Monday opener, but ultimately couldn’t keep up in an 8-3 loss. In the Tuesday game two, the Royals fell behind quickly in an eventual 8-1 defeat. Kris Bubic lasted 4.0 innings with six earned on six hits.
For the Wednesday starting pitcher role, the Royals are going with Brad Keller. Over his 55.2 innings this year, Keller has 70 hits, 39 runs (34 earned), eight homers, 25 walks, 51 Ks and a 5.50 ERA.
Over on the Angels’ side, they posted four runs in the first inning of the Monday game and were able to cruise from there to the win. On Tuesday, LA scored six runs in the first four innings in a nice offensive display. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney went 6.2 innings with six hits and one earned.
For the Wednesday game three start, the Angels will send Griffin Canning to the hill. Over his 43.1 innings of work, Canning has 45 hits, 29 runs (28 earned), 11 homers allowed, 20 walks, 50 Ks and a 5.82 ERA overall.
The Royals are 54-112 in their last 166 road games versus a right-handed starter and 36-89 in their last 125 in game three of a series. The under is 3-1-2 in the Royals’ last six in game three of a series and 19-9 in their last 28 Wednesday games.
Meanwhile, the Angels are 4-1 in their last five in game three of a series and 7-19 in their last 26 Wednesday games. The over is 44-18-2 in LA’s last 64 home games and 28-11-1 in the last 40 at home with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
PICK: I’m going to take a stab on the Royals. Canning has had some rough outings lately, and he’s got an 8.74 ERA over his last three starts. that equates to 11 earned over his last 11.1 innings (with eight walks and 13 Ks). As for Keller, he’s given up three or fewer earned runs in each of his last eight starts. I like Keller to keep it going here and put KC in a good spot for a victory.