Royals vs. Angels Picks & Predictions 6/21/22

by | Jun 21, 2022 | mlb

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels

Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 09:38 ET

Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

TV: Bally Sports Kansas City

Money Line: Royals +144 / Angels -175 (BetNow - Score a SPECIAL 100% real cash bonus when you use bonus code PREDICTEM)

Total Line: 9.0

STARTING PITCHING

Kansas City: Jon Heasley (1-3, 3.72)
Los Angeles: Reid Detmers (2-3, 4.25)

Royals Projected Lineup

MJ Melendez RF
Michael A. Taylor CF
Hunter Dozier 1B
Carlos Santana 1B
Emmanuel Rivera 3B
Salvador Perez C
Bobby Witt Jr. SS
Whit Merrifield 2B
Andrew Benintendi LF
Jon Heasley P

Angels Projected Lineup

Max Stassi C
Brandon Marsh LF
Matt Duffy 3B
Taylor Ward RF
Luis Rengifo 2B
Andrew Velazquez SS
DH Shohei Ohtani
Jared Walsh 1B
Mike Trout CF
Reid Detmers P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Kansas City Royals: 23-42-0 SU / OU 32-31-3 / Run Line W/L 27-39-0
Los Angeles Angels: 33-36-0 SU / OU 31-35-4 / Run Line W/L 34-36-0

The Los Angeles Angels host the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, June 21st at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:38 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-175), with an OU line set at 9.0.

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The Kansas City Royals will look to pick up another big win after they defeated the Angels by a score of 6-2. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff gave up 2 runs on 7 hits. The Royals lineup had a good night at the plate, coming up with 11 hits, leading to 6 runs. Kansas City picked up the win, despite getting 165.0 on the moneyline. Combined, the Royals and Angels fell short of the over-under betting line of 9.0 runs. However, for the season, Kansas City still has an overall over-under record of 32-31-3.

The Royals are looking to continue adding wins, as they are 4-1 over their last 5 games. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of +7. Kansas City comes into the game struggling on offense, averaging 3.2 runs per game over their last 5. This figure is down from their season average of 3.77. Kansas City’s overall series record is just 5-14-3.

Los Angeles will look to move on from a 4 run loss to the Royals, falling by the score of 6-2. Los Angeles’s pitching staff gave up 11 hits, leading to 6 runs for the Royals. At the plate, the Angels only came through for 2 runs on 7 hits. Leading into the game, Los Angeles was the betting favorite at -200.0. So far, the team has won 56.9% of the games in which they were favored. Combined, the Angels and Royals’ run total fell below the over-under line of 9.0 runs. Now, Los Angeles had an over-under record of 31-35-4.

Across their last 5 contests, the Angels are above .500, going 3-2. Los Angeles has managed to play above .500 baseball, despite their last 5-scoring margin sitting at -2. Los Angeles has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 2.8 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 4.16. Los Angeles has a below .500 series record of just 10-10-2.

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Pitching Matchup

The Kansas City Royals will send Jon Heasley to the mound with an overall record of 1-3. To date, Heasley has an ERA of 3.72 while lasting an average of 5.16 innings per appearance. Heasley comes into the game with a batting average allowed of 0.231. Opposing batters have been able to drive the ball with power against Heasley, averaging 1.25 homers per 9 innings pitched. Heasley is in the bottom half of the league in strikeouts, averaging just 3.71 K’s per game. This includes a strikeout percentage of 16.0%. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 4.95 walks per outing.

The Los Angeles Angels will send Reid Detmers to the mound with an overall record of 2-3. To date, Detmers has an ERA of 4.25 while lasting an average of 4.82 innings per appearance. Across his previous outings, opponents are batting 0.198 against Detmers. Home runs have been a concern for Detmers as he is allowing 1.53 per 9 innings. In terms of strikeouts, Detmers is averaging just 3.45 K’s per game. So far, he has struck out 18.0% of the batters he has faced. Command has been a problem for Detmers, as he is giving up 3.23 walks per outing.

Kansas City vs Los Angeles History

Today’s matchup between the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels will be their 2nd meeting of the season. Kansas City has the lead in the series at 1-0. Through 1 game, the series’ over-under record is 0-1, with the average run total sitting at 8.67 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 4.0 runs. Dating back to last season, the Los Angeles picked up 4 wins compared to 2, taking the season series. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 3-3, with the average run total being 8.67 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 5.0 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels’s last 9 games
  • LA Angels is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels Prediction

Heading into Tuesday’s American League matchup between Kansas City and Los Angeles, the Angels are the heavy favorite on the moneyline. Even though Reid Detmer’s ERA of 4.25 doesn’t jump off the page, he comes into the game with a WHIP of just 1.08. Look for Detmers to put together a good outing, as Kansas City is near the bottom of the league in home runs and batting average vs left-handed pitching. I like Los Angeles to cover the runline.

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