Kansas City Royals (21-39) at Los Angeles Angels (33-28)
|Date & Time||Tuesday June 5, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -190 / Kansas City Royals +178 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels meet Tuesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Kansas City Royals could use a feel good victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The Royals have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals have lost six of their last eight games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Jon Jay leads the Royals with 73 hits and 18 RBI while Whit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas have combined for 129 hits and 62 RBI. Brad Keller gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. This will be Keller’s second career game against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels also need a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 14 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in three of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Angels have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 71 hits and 34 RBI while Mike Trout and Albert Pujols have combined for 125 hits and 71 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 3.66 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. This will be Heaney’s second career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 8-21 in their last 29 vs. a team with a winning record and 3-9 in their last 12 vs. American League West. The Angels are 24-11 in their last 35 Tuesday games, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. American League Central and 1-4 in Heaneys last 5 starts. The Royals are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the over is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles.
Keller has been really good this season, but he has just one start under his belt, so who knows how he'll do in an extended performance. Heaney wasn't good in his last performance, but he has an ERA of 3.07 and an allowed batting average of .217 at home. The Kansas City Royals continue to be a tough team to back, while the Angels are slowly starting to play with consistency and have their offense going as of late. I'll take the Angels here and include the RL to give the bet some actual value.