Kansas City Royals vs LA Angels Prediction MLB Picks 5/12/24

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

Game Info: Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 4:07 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Patrick Sandoval (2-5) (5.08) vs Seth Lugo (5-1) (1.92)

Betting Odds: LA Angels +107 / Kansas City Royals -127 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels meet Sunday in MLB action from Angel Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Kansas City Royals will send out Seth Lugo here and Lugo is 5-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Lugo’s second career start against the Angels. Patrick Sandoval will get the start for the Angels here and is 2-5 with a 4.85 ERA and 45 strikeouts this season. This will be Sandoval’s second career start against the Royals.

Kansas City Royals Recap

The Kansas City Royals come into this game off of their 9-3 loss to the Angels on Saturday, but there’s still hope for the Royals to win the series and make it back-to-back series wins after taking out the Brewers to start the week.

Royals Still On The Ascent

Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 50 hits including 5 home runs, 21 RBIs, 5 triples and 11 doubles while Salvador Perez has a team-high 8 home runs and 33 RBIs with 46 hits of his own. Nelson Velazquez also has a team-high 38 strikeouts while Witt Jr. has a team-high 15 stolen bases and Maikel Garcia has 4 home runs, 24 RBIs and 8 stolen bases this season.

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

  • The Angels have lost each of their last 15 games against American League opponents following a win.
  • The Royals have won each of their last six day games against the Angels following a road loss.
  • The Royals have covered the run line in each of their last six day games against the Angels following a road loss.
  • The Angels have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six day games against the Royals following a home win.
  • The Royals have led after 3 innings in each of their last three day games against AL West opponents.
  • The Angels have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five home day games.

Los Angeles Angels Recap

The Los Angeles Angels will be hoping for a win here to secure a series split with the Royals after picking up a series win over the Pittsburgh Pirates to start the week.

Angels Still Struggling Without Trout

Taylor Ward leads the Angels with 42 hits along with 7 home runs and a team-high 24 RBIs. Mike Trout has a team-high 10 home runs along with a pair of triples and 6 stolen bases, but remains out indefinitely with injury while Zach Neto has a team-high 41 strikeouts and 6 stolen bases. Luis Rengifo also has a team-high 9 stolen bases while Jo Adell has 7 home runs, 18 RBIs and 7 stolen bases as well.

Why the Los Angeles Angels will win

  • The Royals have lost each of their last eight day games against American League opponents following a road loss.
  • The Angels have won four of their last five games as underdogs against AL Central opponents following a home win.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six day games against American League opponents following a road loss.
  • The Angels have covered the run line in four of their last five games.
  • The Royals have trailed after 3 innings in six of their last nine games as favorites against AL West opponents.
  • The Royals have trailed after 5 innings in four of their last five games as road favorites against American League opponents.

Royals vs. Angels Prediction

I’m on the Royals here. I know the Angels left a bruise on KC on Saturday, but the Royals have still been one of the more trustworthy teams and up and coming teams offensively this season and aren’t a team I’m looking to abandon right now. Sustained success for the Angels hasn’t really been a thing this season, and Lugo’s been one of the Royals’ best arms to this point. Sandoval had a good outing against the Pirates, but he’s been one of the weaker links of this Angels’ rotation for a while now and I think KC tees off on him on the way to a win to close out the series. Give me Kansas City in this one.

Chris’s Pick Kansas City -127

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