Royals vs Angels preview
Kansas City Royals (15-28) at Los Angeles Angels (20-23)
May 17, 2019, 10:07 PM ET (Angel Stadium)
Spread: Los Angeles (-153) / Kansas City (+143) O/U: 9.5
FREE MLB PICK Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals
Kansas City: The Royals are currently sitting in last place in the American League Central, sitting 12.5 games behind the Minnesota Twins for the top spot, with plans to send Brad Keller to the mound on Friday night. Keller has a record of 2-4 this season, with a 4.47 ERA, and also coming off one of his worst outings of the season, allowing five earned runs and 5 hits over 5 innings pitched against the Phillies. Los Angeles has the 3rd best offense against right-handed pitchers in baseball, which includes a 15% strikeout rate, which could be troubling for Kansas City. The Royals have not done well on the road with a record of 5-14 in away games this season. They have also lost 6 of their last 10 games. Kansas City is in a tanking season. They have lost their star Salvador Perez for the season, and have not been good this season.
Los Angeles: The Angels are currently sitting in 3rd place in the American League West, and plan to send out Matt Harvey to the mound. Harvey has a 1-3 record and a 6.69 ERA, coming off a four inning outing, giving up 5 hits, one home run, and two earned runs. Kansas City currently ranks 12th in offense against right-handed pitching, which could be troublesome for Harvey. However they also have a 22% strikeout rate this season, which could benefit Harvey, who strikes out 6.25 batters per nine innings. Los Angeles has a home record of 11-9 and currently is on a two game losing streak, while holding a 5-5 record in their last 10 games.
Cover The Spread Stats
Kansas City Royals
- Royals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
- Royals are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against LA Angels
- Royals are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games
Los Angeles Angels
- Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games playing at home against the Royals
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels last 8 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 6 games
FREE MLB PICK Kansas City Royals VS Los Angeles Angels
Both of the pitchers coming into this game are not having the best seasons. However, Los Angeles is the better team, currently with the 3rd best offense against right-handers, and are also a better team at home. The Royals are also not too good on the road. For those reasons, I’m choosing the Angels.
PICK: Angels (-153)