Royals vs. Angels Preview + Free Pick April 17th, 2008
By: Cappers Picks Staff
Bovada – Pro Baseball Spreads – Crunch the numbers and get a daily fix of sports trends and information with up-to-date betting lines that promise to keep both the sports betting enthusiast and the novice alike, in the game. Get the latest odds, picks and analysis from Our resident handicappers and industry insiders. With so much insight and amazing daily betting tips, sports betting enthusiasts are sure to get the winning edge.
MLB Baseball Free Picks – Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels
The Kansas City Royals, (9-6, 3-12 O/U), have been one of the biggest surprises in all of baseball this season, but have had the Los Angeles Angels, (9-7, 9-5-2 O/U, ) right where they want them for quite some time, winning six straight games against the Angels including a solid 3-2 win on Wednesday.
The Angels, who had their three-game winning streak in the Our best Sportsbooks snapped with the loss, will look to get back to their winning ways by sending starter Jon Garland, (1-2, 5.50 ERA), to the mound and should have an excellent chance as Garland has beaten the Royals more than any other team in his career, particularly at home, where he has gone a spectacular 10-1 with a 2.50 ERA in 18 home games, including 16 starts.
“They’ve got a lot of young talent,” Angels hurler Jered Weaver said about the Royals. “They’re not the same team they have been in the past.”
The Royals will counter with veteran Brett Tomko (1-1, 2.08) who makes his third start of the season after facing the Minnesota Twins in each of his first two starts including Saturday’s 2-0 loss in which he gave up just two runs on six hits in six innings.
Angels big-bopper Vladimir Guerrero, injured his index finger on Wednesday, but has struggled against Tomko mightily in his career, going just 1-for-13 against the veteran right-hander.
Here is a look at tonight’s key trends followed by my MLB Betting Picks.
Key Royals Trends
The Royals are 4-1 in their last five vs. a team with a winning record.
The Royals are 6-2 in their last eight games as a road underdog.
The Royals are 9-3 in their last 12 games as an underdog.
Key Angels Trends
The Angels are 5-1 in their last six games following a loss.
The Angels are 4-1 in their last five home games vs. a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.
The Angels are 8-2 in their last ten Thursday games.
Key Totals Trends
The Under is 5-1 in Royals last six when their opponent scores two runs or less in their previous game.
The Under is 4-1-1 in Royals last six road games vs. a team with a winning record.
The Under is 4-1-1 in Royals last six road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
The Over is 5-1-1 in Angels last seven on grass.
The Over is 4-1 in Angels last five home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
The Over is 4-1-1 in Angels last six games as a favorite.
Key Head-to-Head Trends
The Royals are 4-0 in the last four meetings in Los Angeles.
The Under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings in Los Angeles.
The Under is 17-4 in the last 21 meetings.
Analysis: While Tomko is throwing the ball well and the Royals suddenly look very for real, I’m going with the Angels to win this contest behind a strong performance from Garland. Take the Angels to win though the improved Royals certainly won’t make it easy.
MLB Free Picks: Angels 5 Royals 3
10:05 PM EST MLB Odds
Kansas City Royals
Brett Tomko – R +1½ -150
Los Angeles Angels
Jon Garland – R -1½ +130
Over 9 -120
Under 9 EV
Go to the Top Sportsbooks sportsbook today and take a swing at Major League Baseball online betting. We have the most current baseball odds and lines, as well as player, game and series props throughout the MLB baseball season. To help you bet on sports, check out the Free Picks section of the Locker Room for sports betting free picks and predictions. Join our sportsbooks to experience the best in online sports betting action!
Powered By: Sportsbook MLB Baseball Gambling
Guaranteed Winners or your money back and Free Picks in the NFL football, NBA basketball, MLB baseball, NCAA college football and basketball, Nascar Racing, Arena Football nhl hockey leagues and more. We are part of the internets Premier Sports Handicappers League with full documentation of all members on this sports betting news and info portal. Free Membership, Join Today and start Winning! Send cappers picks an e-mail and we’ll try to answer your question as soon as possible. Because of the large volume of mail cappers picks gets, it may take a couple of days to get a response. Please trust us to know cappers picks will make the right choice for your sports handicapping and sports betting needs and we pride ourselves on our customer service in the sports handicapping industry. The team here at cappers picks encourages you to make educated decisions for offshore and internet sportsbooks to bet with, so we do the hard work for you. CappersPicks.com online sports betting staff are the only website guru’s you’ll need for your sport book lines, reviews of sports betting sites, sports predictions, and sports picks. We have complete confidence in the sports handicappers we promote and the sportsbooks listed on this website – they all offer fair betting lines, fast payouts and top notch customer service. We want to keep you involved all year long with sports gambling, from NHL hockey, to NBA basketball, and right into european soccer season, plus Nascar, Arena Football, NFL football and NCAA and college football betting. Cheer on your favorite teams.