Kansas City Royals (21-40) at Los Angeles Angels (34-28)
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 6, 2018, 10:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -260 / Kansas City Royals +237 --- Over/Under: 8
The Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.
The Kansas City Royals could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Royals have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Kansas City Royals have lost seven of their last 11 games when allowing at least one run. 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. Ian Kennedy gets the ball, and he is 1-6 with a 6.08 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Kennedy is 1-5 with a 3.86 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Los Angeles Angels look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 71 hits and 34 RBI while Mike Trout and Justin Upton have combined for 127 hits and 77 RBI. Shohei Ohtani gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. This will be Ohtani’s first career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games, 6-22 in their last 28 during game 3 of a series and 0-5 in Kennedys last 5 starts. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Ohtanis last 5 starts. The Royals are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and the over is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Kansas City Royals have been getting blasted all season long, and it's been no different for Kennedy, who has allowed 43 runs in 60.2 innings and has given up a .303 batting average. On the road this season, Kennedy has an ERA of 7.01 and an allowed batting average of .309. Ohtani has allowed just three runs in his last 12.2 innings and has an allowed batting average of just .196. The Royals are a punching bag for teams right now. Give me the Angels and the RL to add actual value to the bet.