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2018 MLB Season
(11-3) Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals (3-8)
Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Garrett Richards vs. Jakob Junis
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels -150 | Royals +140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels -1.5 (+105)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Los Angeles Angels
Richards could only make it 4.1 innings in his third start against the Texas Rangers where he gave up one earned off of four hits while striking out six and walking five. His command was iffy while it took him 94 pitches to make it through only 4.1 innings.
He now owns a 12:19 walk-to-strikeout ratio, which shows his pitches have been erratic at times. His .257 BABIP has been a tad fortunate, but he still owns a high 4.20 ERA and an even higher 5.70 FIP. Richards will need to fix his mechanics and his confidence if he wants to rebound from his early struggles.
One of the hottest lineups in the MLB, this Los Angeles squad has continued their torrid pace in the last week slashing .322/.390/.508 to go along with 23 extra-base hits and 51 RBI, while winning six of seven. They have been disciplined at the plate taking 39 walks and only 90 strikeouts.
Kansas City Royals
Junis was once again spectacular in his second start of the season as he collected the win. He was able to go seven scoreless-innings giving up one hit while striking out three and walking two. He now has two starts of seven scoreless-innings while he has yet to eclipse 90 pitches.
The young righty has been very stingy in his first two starts, and although he only has a 5.79 K/9, he has done well with his control posting a 1.93 BB/9. Definitely expect regression in his lucky .111 BABIP as the season progresses, and in-turn his ERA will eventually inflate, but as of right now you’ve got to like what you’ve seen from this 25 year old.
Kansas City’s lineup hasn’t been up to much in the last week slashing .242/.308/.342 to go along with 16 extra-base hits and 19 RBI. They may have only accumulated 28 walks, but they also have the second least amount of strikeouts with 77.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 16-5 in Richards’ last 21 road starts.
- LAA are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.
- Under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
- Under is 8-2 in KC last 10 overall.
- Under is 8-2 in KC last 10 on grass.
- Under is 7-3 in KC last 10 Sat. games.
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction: Los Angeles squeaks by Kansas City
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Kansas City +1.5
Junis has been pitching some good baseball, but he is about to face one of the hottest lineups in the league, so I expect him to give up some runs. Richards hasn’t been himself as he struggles with his command while Kansas City should be able to get a couple runs off of him. Take the run line in what should be a close contest.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 4 – Kansas City 3
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