The Royals have been one of the surprise teams this year in MLB betting odds while the Angels have started slowly. Let’s look at this late night Friday night matchup in MLB odds.
MLB odds trends tell us that Kansas City and Los Angeles have split their last 20 games overall and their last 10 at Los Angeles. Last season the teams played only twice in Los Angeles with each team winning a game. The Angels won 5-3 while the Royals won 3-2. Both of those games went under the MLB odds total.
Kansas City has been very good in terms of pitching led by Zach Grienke who has been nothing short of fantastic. The Royals also have Gil Meche and Kyle Davies who have started strongly and they have a great closer in Joakim Soria. The problems for Kansas City in terms of winning versus the MLB odds are on offense where they still don’t have a lot of pop. Perhaps that will change with Billy Butler getting more playing time and Jose Guillen healthy again.
The Angels have started slowly versus the MLB odds mainly due to injuries. Vladimir Guerrero has missed time and the pitching staff has had numerous injuries. The Angels have the talent to turn things around in MLB odds, especially when they get everyone healthy. They definitely need John Lackey and Ervin Santana back in the starting rotation though before the season gets too far along. They also need to improve their record on the road where they normally shine.
The under is definitely the way to go in MLB odds for this series. 15 of the last 20 games between the two teams have gone under the MLB betting odds total. 8 of the last 10 at Los Angeles have gone under the MLB odds total. That could happen again in this MLB odds series since the Royals have a strong pitching staff and a questionable offense. What might be a surprise to some people is that the Angels have been an over team early in the season but that might not continue in this series.
This Friday night matchup between the Royals and Angels should be interesting in terms of MLB betting odds. You can bet this game in MLB odds at SBG Global. Open your account today and enjoy the best MLB betting odds every day!