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Will Kennedy continue to be a nightmare on the road vs Angels?

Royals vs Angels Betting Odds June 6

Kansas City Royals pitcher Ian Kennedy has had a season from hell. Coming off a start in which he allowed seven hits and eight earned runs, the former 20-game winner has not been a solid bet this season and could be fade material vs the Los Angeles Angels tonight. The Royals have dropped nine of the 12 games he has appeared in this season and Kennedy owns a 7.01 ERA in five road starts. He’ll be in tough to get a win at Angel Stadium as the Royals opened as a +230 dog to knock off Los Angeles and his counterpart, Shohei Ohtani.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the Royals’ last four games on the road.
  • The Angels are 4-1 SU in their last five games with Shohei Ohtani as the starting pitcher.
  • The Angels are 4-2 ATS in their last six games at home.

Kennedy’s woes have been an ongoing trend for a while now as the righty has allowed 29 earned runs in his past five starts (23.2 innings) and his downturn has been evident since last season when he finished with a 5.38 ERA. And it’s not like the Royals batting order is doing its part to bail him out as Kansas City hitters are only managing 2.92 runs per game when he takes the mound. When you factor in that the Royals have lost five straight games vs the Angels by a run margin of 27-14, the Angels runline becomes more appealing at -120.

Shohei Ohtani may not have as many starts as a regular rotation pitcher but he’s been solid in his four home starts this season with a 2.35 ERA and 0.83 WHIP. Ohtani is coming off a decent showing vs the Tigers last week that was interrupted by a rain delay so he’ll be licking his chops to mow down the Royals batting order that is 27th in runs scored this season (3.97 runs per game). With the Angels at 7-3 SU in the last 10 games when closing out a series, bettors should be all over Los Angeles tonight.

The total opened at 8 and the UNDER may be the profitable angle in this tilt as the UNDER has hit in five of the Angels’ last six games at home with an average combined score of 6.33 runs per game.  

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Los Angeles was a -260 moneyline favorite earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made oddsmakers at 5Dimes pick an opening OVER/UNDER number of 8.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.0-2.4 victory for the Angels. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

34-28 Los Angeles battles the Royals, currently with a 21-40 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Kansas City injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Angels rated this week at No. 15 and the Royals sitting at No. 26.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 14 ranking for hits at 8.52 per game. By contrast, Kansas City is rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.69 per game.

Los Angeles owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 3.66 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 30-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Andrew Heaney in a losing cause, 1-0, against Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 7 games
  • Los Angeles is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Los Angeles is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Oakland, Thursday, June 7
Los Angeles at Minnesota, Friday, June 8

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