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Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals - 5/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Sunday May 19, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Kansas City Royals +146 / Los Angeles Angels -159 -- Over/Under: 9.5
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The Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels meet Sunday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Kansas City Royals could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Royals have allowed 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Kansas City Royals have lost nine of their last 11 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 56 hits and 22 RBI while Adalberto Mondesi and Hunter Dozier have combined for 96 hits and 61 RBI. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 3.97 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 2-2 with a 4.25 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Angels have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Angels have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 55 hits and 21 RBI while David Fletcher and Mike Trout have combined for 85 hits and 43 RBI. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 5.05 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 2-1 with a 0.35 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.

The Royals are 20-53 in their last 73 road games, 12-49 in their last 61 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in Duffy's last 8 starts with 4 days of rest. The Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 home games, 12-4 in their last 16 vs. American League Central and 5-1 in Skaggs' last 6 starts during game 3 of a series. The Royals are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-9 in the last 11 meetings. The under is 6-1-2 in Skaggs' last 9 starts overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Duffy's last 9 starts overall.

The Kansas City Royals continue to get drilled, and things likely won't be much better with Duffy on the mound. In 22.2 innings this season, Duffy has allowed 24 hits and 10 runs while walking eight. Skaggs has had his issues as well this season, but he's been much better at home where he has an ERA of 2.19, and he at least has a confident and hot offense to back him up if things go south. The Los Angeles Angels are playing some impressive ball right now and swinging a hot bat. The Kansas City Royals are heading in the complete opposite direction and remain one of the worst teams in terms of money burned. Give me the Angels again. 

Los Angeles Angels -159

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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