Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals - 4/14/21 MLB Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels at Kansas City Royals - 4/14/21 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals (5-4) vs Los Angeles Angels (7-4)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 2:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Brad Keller (0-1) (19.29) vs Griffin Canning (0-0) (6.75)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +115 / Los Angeles Angels -130 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kansas City Royals will host the Los Angeles Angels in the rubber game of their three-game set on Wednesday afternoon.

The Kansas City Royals won 3-2 on Wednesday to even up this series.  Starter Danny Duffy scattered 8 hits across 6 innings, allowing just 1 run with 6 strikeouts. From the dish they had a 5 hits and were 1-6 with runners in scoring position. Whit Merrifield led the way, going 2-4 with 2 runs scored. To start the season, the Royals have a .234 team batting average with 9 HR. Merrifield leads the team with a .389 batting average, 3 HR and 10 RBI.

Getting the start for Kansas City will be young righty Brad Keller. In two starts this season he has gone just 4.2 innings, allowing 10 runs on 15 hits with 3 strikeouts. In limited action against this Angels lineup, he has allowed a .462 batting average in 27 career at bats.

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Los Angeles lost for the second time in three games on Wednesday. Dylan Bundy pitched well in the start, going 7 innings, allowing just 2 runs on 5 hits with 6 strikeouts. They also did well from the plate but could not string together hits. They had 12 in the game, but were just 1-9 with runners in scoring position, stranding 11.  To start the season, the Angels have a .266 team batting average with 15 home runs. Mike Trout leads the team with a .368 batting average and 4 home runs.

Starting for the Angels will be righty Griffin Canning. In his lone start of the season, he went 5.1 innings, allowing 4 runs on 3 hits with 7 strikeouts. In 15 career at bats against this Royals lineup he has allowed a .267 batting average with 2 strikeouts.  

The Angels are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 4-1 as the favorite, and the over is 6-4.

 The Royals are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 2-3 as the underdog, and the under is 6-3-1.

The Angels have been swinging the bat well and will have a plus matchup in this one. Not only have they hit Keller hard in limited action, he has also had a brutal start to 2021. Angel’s starter Griffin Canning was nothing special in his first start, but he will be facing a Royals offense that ranks in the bottom third in runs scored. Give me the Angels to win.

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Joe’s Pick Los Angeles Angels -130

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