Royals vs Angels Prediction - MLB Picks 4/22/23

Los Angeles Angels (10-10) vs Kansas City Royals (4-16)

Game Info: Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 9:07 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Tyler Anderson (1-0) (6.75) vs Zack Greinke (0-3) (4.03)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels -185 / Kansas City Royals +150 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals will play the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of their series on Saturday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

Royals Preview

The Kansas City Royals are 4-16 this season and they have lost seven games in a row. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, Kansas City lost all three games in their series against Texas. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 5.32 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a .267 opponent batting average this season. The Royals offense has scored 59 runs with a .203 batting average and a .260 on base percentage. Bobby Witt is batting .260 with three home runs and seven RBI’s for the Royals. The projected starting pitcher for Kansas City is Zack Greinke, who is 0-3 with a 4.03 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 22.1 innings pitched this season. 

Angels Preview

The Los Angeles Angels are 10-10 this season and they have won three of their last five games. Los Angeles won Game 1 of this series by a score of 2-0 on Friday night. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 3.64 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .227 opponent batting average. The Angels offense has scored 93 runs with a .237 batting average and a .328 on base percentage this year. Hunter Renfroe is batting .263 with four home runs and 16 RBI’s for the Angels. The projected starting pitcher for Los Angeles is Tyler Anderson, who is 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.84 WHIP over 14.2 innings pitched this season. 

Trends

Kansas City is 15-37 in their last 52 road games and 15-37 in their last 52 game two’s of a series. The over is 7-1 in Kansas City’s last 8 Saturday games. Los Angeles is 7-2 in their last 9 Saturday games and 13-4 in their last 17 home games. The over is 4-1 in Los Angeles’ last 5 Saturday games. Kansas City is 8-18 in these two teams last 26 head to head meetings. 

Pick

Kansas City has not played very well recently and they have lost seven games in a row. Los Angeles was able to bounce back from a series loss to the Yankees with a shutout win on Friday night. The Angels will start Tyler Anderson in this game, who has allowed 11 earned runs over his last two starts. The Royals will have Zack Greinke on the mound, who has allowed seven earned runs over his last 11 innings of work. I am going to take the Angels to win this game by at least two runs, as the Royals have lost four straight games by at least two runs. 

David’s Pick Angels -1.5

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