Kansas City Royals vs LA Angels Prediction MLB Picks 5/10/24

LA Angels (14-24) vs Kansas City Royals (23-16)

Game Info: Friday, May 10, 2024 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Griffin Canning (1-4) (6.69) vs Alec Marsh (3-0) (2.70)

Betting Odds: LA Angels +105 / Kansas City Royals -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Kansas City Royals vs LA Angels prediction for this MLB game on Friday, May 10th at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. To formulate this prediction for game two in the series, we will examine:

  • The Royals recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Angels recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Kansas City
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Los Angeles 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Kansas City and Los Angeles 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Kansas City and Los Angeles 

Kansas City Keeps Winning 

The Kansas City Royals are 23-16 this year and they have won six of their last nine games. Kansas City won game one in this series by a score of 10-4 on Thursday night. Prior to this series, the Royals won two out of three against Milwaukee, lost two out of three against Texas, and won two out of three against Toronto. Kansas City has started the season playing very well and their pitching staff has definitely over achieved, which has propelled them to tied for second in the AL Central with the Twins. 

The Kansas City pitching staff has a 3.39 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .239 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 185 runs with a .243 batting average and a .309 on base percentage. Bobby Witt is batting .318 with five home runs and 20 RBI’s for the Royals this year. Kansas City is eighth in team ERA and runs scored, and they have scored 21 runs in their last three games. 

LA Couldn’t Continue the Momentum 

The Los Angeles Angels are 14-24 this season and they have won two of their last three games. Prior to losing the first game in this series, the Angels won two out of three against Pittsburgh, lost two out of three against Cleveland, and lost two out of three against Philadelphia. Los Angeles has lost 10 of their last 14 games, which has dropped them to fourth in the AL West, just a half game up on the Astros

The LA pitching staff has a 4.87 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .240 opponent batting average. The Angels offense has scored 158 runs with a .242 batting average and a .305 on base percentage. Taylor Ward is batting .265 with seven home runs and 24 RBI’s for the Angels this season. Los Angeles is 18th in runs scored so far this year and they have scored one run in four of their last eight games. 

Starting Pitchers 

The projected starting pitcher for Kansas City is Alec Marsh, who is 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 26.2 innings pitched this year. Marsh has allowed 0 earned runs over his last two starts (10.0 IP), but did allow seven earned runs in the two starts before that. The projected starting pitcher for LA is Griffin Canning, who is 1-4 with a 6.69 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP over 35.0 innings pitched this season. Canning has allowed three earned runs or fewer in three of his last four starts. 

Los Angeles Angels Player Prop Facts

  • Griffin Canning has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his four previous appearances against the Royals.
  • Mike Trout has recorded at least one hit in 16 of his last 17 appearances against the Royals.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last five appearances with the Angels as underdogs.
  • Luis Rengifo has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine Friday appearances.
  • Mike Trout has hit a home run in three of his last four home appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Mike Trout has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances against the Royals.
  • Mike Trout has recorded at least one Double in three of his last four appearances against the Royals.
  • Mike Trout has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances against the Royals.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Vinnie Pasquantino has hit a home run in three of the Royals' last four night games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Royals' last six games against AL West opponents.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last seven appearances with the Royals as favorites against the Angels.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in seven of the Royals' last eight games against AL West opponents.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one hit in 17 of his last 18 appearances in night games.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a Double in seven of the Royals' last eight games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances in night games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. ranks 5th in the league in Steals (13) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for ERA this season (4.87).
  • The Los Angeles Angels rank T27th in the league for runs allowed this season (198).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts against this season (266).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 3rd in the league for home runs allowed this season (29).

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 

Kansas City was able to open up this series with a win in game one and they scored 10 runs. The Royals have been great with their hitting and pitching this season, and they are .500 on the road. LA is 4-12 at home this season, which is one of the worst home records in baseball. LA is starting Canning in this game, who has some bad season numbers, but he has pitched better recently. For Kansas City, Alec Marsh has been very solid this season and faces a weak Angels lineup here. My Kansas City Royals vs LA Angels prediction is for the Royals to win another one. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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