Kansas City Royals vs. L.A. Angels Odds Analysis - Game Pick

June 17, 8:15 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Angels -135 / Royals +125
9ov -105

It’s the 32-34 L.A. Angels versus the 35-36 L.A. Angels in the 3rd game of a four-game set in Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California tonight. The first pitch at Angel Stadium of Anaheim is scheduled for 8:15 PM ET.

The hometown Angels are favored in this match with the betting boards listing them in the -135 to -145 range. The total is offered up on many sportsbooks at 9 runs.

In Game 2 of this series yesterday the Royals beat the Angels 3-1. In the game, the Royals scored three runs on 10 hits while the Angels could generate just one run on three hits. Kansas City’s Lorenzo Cain hit two HR in the game.

This season the Royals rank 27th in the Majors in runs scored and 12th in team ERA.


The Angels rank 20th in the Majors in runs scored and 8th in team ERA.

Pitching Match Up

Kansas City: Jake Junis (2-0, 4.67 ERA)
Los Angeles: Alex Meyer (2-3, 4.05 ERA)

Jake Junis goes for the Royals tonight in the 3rd game of this AL series and in his last start he went seven innings and gave up three earned runs in an 8-3 win over the San Diego Padres. Notched his first win in the Majors as a starter in his last outing and in his previous two starts he gave up six earned runs in seven innings, but the Royals won both games totaling 15 runs. Junis is in the rotation because of injuries and on the season in 16 innings of work he has given up nine earned runs.

Alex Meyer goes for the Angels tonight and in his last start he gave up two earned runs in four innings in a 5-3 loss to the New York Yankees. The Angles have lost his four starts where he has given up only six earned runs in 20 innings, but has only received 10 runs of support. This season at home Meyer has a solid ERA of 2.61,but on the road he has an ERA of 5.59. Tonight will be his first career start against the Royals. The Angels have lost four of Meyer’s last five starts against a team with a winning record and they have lost five of his last seven starts coming off a loss.

Betting Angles

The Royals are 6-0 in their last 6 games against the Angels.

The Royals are 7-3 in their last 10 games against the Angels in L.A.

In the last 5 games between these teams the Under record is 4-1.

This season the Angels are 20-15 at home and the Yankees are 15-18 on the road.

Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Records

Kansas City Royals: 32-34 SU / O/U 29-34 / Run Line W/L 33-33
L.A. Angels: 35-36 SU / O/U 30-38 / Run Line W/L 31-40

Kansas City at L.A. Key Betting Trends

  • KC is 6-0 in their last 6 road games
  • KC is 6-0 in their last 6 overall
  • KC has an Over record of 7-1 in their last 8 road games
  • LAA is 3-8 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record
  • LAA is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss
  • LAA has an Over record of 24-9-2 in their last 35 home games vs. a team with a losing record.

Key Player Injuries

[P] 05/29/2017 - Danny Duffy 10-day DL (05/29) ( Oblique )
[RF] 06/02/2017 - Paulo Orlando 60-day DL (06/01) ( Undisclosed )
[P] 05/24/2017 - Nathan Karns 10-day DL (05/21) ( Arm )
[P] 05/28/2017 - Brian Flynn 60-day DL (02/15) ( Back )

[P] 05/21/2017 - Andrew Bailey 60-day DL (04/10) ( Shoulder )
(!)[CF] 05/29/2017 - Mike Trout 10-day DL (05/29) ( Thumb )
[P] 05/28/2017 - Cam Bedrosian 10-day DL (04/22) ( Groin )
[P] 06/14/2017 - Matt Shoemaker left last game, "?" for next scheduled start ( Forearm )
[P] 04/17/2017 - Huston Street 60-day DL (03/30) ( Side )
[P] 04/15/2017 - Nick Tropeano 60-day DL (04/01) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/15/2017 - Andrew Heaney 60-day DL (03/30) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/22/2017 - Garrett Richards 60-day DL (04/06) ( Bicep )
[P] 04/29/2017 - Tyler Skaggs 60-day DL (04/29) ( Oblique )

Kansas City Royals vs. L.A. Angels Prediction 6/17/2017

The Royals are hot winners of six in a row and with their great play as of late they are now only three games out of first place in the AL Central. In their six-game win streak they have outscored their opponents 45-15. Mike Moustakas is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak and in the month of June he is batting .389 with five HR and 16 RBI. The Angels had won two in a row before losing the first two games of this series and they are in 3rd place in the AL West 11.5 games back of the Houston Astros. In the two games of this series they only have nine hits. Junis has been decent in his three starts this season, but has been backed by solid run support. Don’t look for that to happen in this game. Meyer has a solid home ERA and he will have a good outing and the Halos will finally give him some run support. L.A. will take this game and snap their six-game losing streak against the Royals.
Free Pick: 
Take the Angels -135