Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals
|Date & Time||Sunday April 28, 2019, 2:15 PM (EDT)|
Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles Angels -120 / Kansas City Royals +100 -- O/U: 9
FS-Kansas City, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals meet in the rubber match of a three game set from Kauffman Stadium in MLB action on Sunday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Angels will look to win the series after dropping game two on Saturday by a final score of 9-4. Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella each had two RBIs with Trout adding a double to round out the Halos’ scoring as a team in the losing effort. Kole Calhoun went 2 for 5 with a double while Andrelton Simmons and Brian Goodwin each had a base hit as well in the defeat. Jaime Barria took the loss, falling to 2-2 on the year after allowing seven runs on ten hits over just 1.2 innings of work. Matt Harvey will start game three and is 0-2 with an 8.03 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. In his career, Harvey is 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA and 8 strikeouts against Kansas City.
The Kansas City Royals will also be looking to win the set after taking game two on Saturday. Hunter Dozier had a pair of home runs and a team-high four RBIs while Kelvin Gutierrez added a pair of RBIs and Ryan O’Hearn, Adalberto Mondesi and Martin Maldonado each added a run on the board with O’Hearn doubling while Mondesi went 3 for 5 at the plate. Jorge Soler went 2 for 5 with a double and Whit Merrifield and Alex Gordon each had base hits as well in the victory. Jorge Lopez allowed all four runs on six hits over 3.2 innings of work, not factoring in the decision, while Scott Barlow got the win to improve to 1-0 on the year. Homer Bailey will start game three and is 2-2 with a 5.62 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. This will be Bailey’s second career start against the Angels.
Los Angeles is 3-15 in their last 18 road games and 3-10 in their last 13 games overall while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. Kansas City is 11-44 in their last 55 game three matchups and 16-36 in their last 52 games against the NL West while the over is 16-5-1 in their last 22 home games. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Kansas City.
I can understand the Angels being favored because they’re probably the better team here. The issue is, I’m not trying to lay juice with the Halos with Harvey on the mound as he’s been prone to blowing up. On the other hand, I just don’t think we are getting enough plus money to consider Kansas City, even at home as Homer Bailey has been up and down in his own right and is coming off of a start where he barely made it through a single inning of work. I don’t think this is a good pitching matchup at all, so I’ll side with the over as I see this game eclipsing double-digits easily.