The Los Angeles Angels have been tagged with a loss in three of Hector Santiago’s last four starts overall as the lefthander takes the ball for them on Sunday Night Baseball in odds action on the road against the Kansas City Royals.
Santiago is 7-6 with a 2.87 ERA on the season, but he gave up three runs over 5 1-3 innings of work in a loss to the White Sox last time out. Yordano Ventura (7-7, 4.97 ERA) is the probable starter for the Royals for Sunday’s matchup.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Kansas City Royals were listed as -139 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bodog.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction formulas pick a 4.5-3.9 win for the Royals on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Kansas City Royals bring a 70-46 record to the battle against the 60-56 Angels. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Los Angeles injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kansas City Royals rated this week at No. 20 and the Los Angeles Angels sitting at No. 24.
The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 8-rated offense, averaging 4.39 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Angels defense that ranks No. 10 at 3.87 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 9.18 hits per game so far, more than Los Angeles Angels batters have averaged on the year (8.28 hits per game).
Los Angeles brings the No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals’s No. 7-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Angels endured a 9-4 loss at the hands of the Royals on Saturday, with M Shoemaker throwing 1.2 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.
- LA Angels is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- LA Angels is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 14 of LA Angels’s last 21 games on the road
- LA Angels is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kansas City
- Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
- Kansas City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
- Kansas City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing LA Angels
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles home to Chicago, Monday, August 17th
Kansas City at Cincinnati, Tuesday, August 18th