Kansas City Royals vs LA Angels Prediction MLB Picks 5/11/24

LA Angels (14-25) vs Kansas City Royals (24-16)

Game Info: Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Tyler Anderson (2-4) (2.74) vs Cole Ragans (2-2) (3.38)

Betting Odds: LA Angels +125 / Kansas City Royals -145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 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 Saturday, May 11th at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. To formulate this prediction for game three 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 LA
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Kansas City and LA
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Kansas City and LA

Royals Look for Five Straight Road Wins

The Kansas City Royals are 24-16 this year and they have won four of their last five games. Kansas City has won the first two games in this series by scores of 10-4 and 2-1. 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 won four road games in a row and they are 9-8 on the road this season. 

The Kansas City pitching staff has a 3.31 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .236 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 187 runs with a .242 batting average and a .308 on base percentage. Salvador Perez is batting .321 with eight home runs and 32 RBI’s for the Royals this year. Kansas City has scored at least five runs three of their last four games and they are ninth in runs scored this season. 

Angels Last in the AL West 

The Los Angeles Angels are 14-25 this season and they have lost five of their last seven games. LA has dropped the first two games in this series and they have been out scored 12-5. Prior to 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. LA has lost 11 of their last 15 games and they are last in the AL West, a half game behind Houston. 

The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 4.79 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .239 opponent batting average. The Angels offense has scored 159 runs with a .240 batting average and a .303 on base percentage. Taylor Ward is batting .267 with seven home runs and 24 RBI’s for the Angels this season. LA is 27th in team ERA this year and they have allowed at least four runs in five of their last seven games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Kansas City is Cole Ragans, who is 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 42.2 innings pitched this season. Ragans has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three straight starts and has allowed one earned run over 12.2 innings in his last two road starts. The projected starting pitcher for Los Angeles is Tyler Anderson, who is 2-4 with a 2.74 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 42.2 innings pitched this year. Anderson has allowed seven earned runs and 11 hits over his last two starts (12.1 IP). 

Los Angeles Angels Player Prop Facts

  • Tyler Anderson has recorded six or more strikeouts in three of his last four home appearances.
  • 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 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.
  • Mike Trout has recorded at least one Double in three of his last four appearances against the Royals.
  • Mike Trout has hit a home run in three of his last four home appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Anthony Rendon has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine appearances.
  • 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 recorded at least one RBI in six of the Royals' last seven games against AL West opponents.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one hit in each of the Royals' last seven games against AL West opponents.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Royals' last five games as road favorites.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a Double in eight of the Royals' last nine games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has hit a home run in three of the Royals' last five night games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • MJ Melendez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last four appearances in night games against AL West teams that held a losing record.
  • Garrett Hampson has scored a run in each of his last four appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for ERA this season (4.80).
  • The Los Angeles Angels rank 27th in the league for runs allowed this season (200).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank T2nd in the league for triples this season (9).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts against this season (273).

Kansas City Royals vs LA Angels Prediction

Kansas City comes into this game looking for their third straight win in the series, after scoring two runs in the ninth inning for the win on Friday. The Royals have been great in their last four road games, while the Angels are just 4-13 at home this year. KC is going with Cole Ragans, who has been very good in his last three starts. LA is turning to Tyler Anderson, who has been even better than Ragans so far this year. I know Anderson has had a good start to the year, but I don’t believe in him and I think the Royals will get their offense going here. My Kansas City Royals vs LA Angels prediction is for the Royals to get the win. 

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

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