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The Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels will start a four game series on Thursday. It is time for our KC Royals vs LA Angels Picks and Parlays:

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Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Information

Kansas City Royals (22-16) vs Los Angeles Angels (14-23)

Location of the game: Angel Stadium; Los Angeles, CA

Date & Time: Thursday May 9th, 2024; 6:38 pm PST

Where to Watch: Fox Sports 1

Previous Meeting: The Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on June 18th, 2023.

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  • Los Angeles Angels +100
  • UNDER 8.5

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The Kansas City Royals are coming off a win on Wednesday over the Brewers. Kansas City sits in second place in the American League Central with their 22-16 record on the season.

For the Los Angeles Angels, they are coming into the game on a two-game winning streak. The Angels beat the Pirates on Wednesday, and are now 14-23 on the season. The Angels are fourth in the American League West, only ahead of the Houston Astros.

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Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Analysis

The Kansas City Royals have a team batting average of .236 on the season. Veteran catcher and designated hitter Salvador Perez leads the team with a .326 average, while Bobby Witt is at .319. The Royals have clubbed 36 homeruns. Perez leads the team with 8, while Witt and a few other guys have 4.

On the pitching side, the Royals are allowing just 3.4 runs per game. That ranks second in all of Major League Baseball. Kansas City is watching opponents hit just .240 against them on the season.

Michael Wacha will get the start for the Kansas City Royals. The veteran has not gotten off to a good start this season. Wacha is 1-4 on the season, with a 5.50 earned run average. Wacha has thrown 37.2 innings, struck out 31 batters, and walked just 10. The right-hander sits with a 5.50 earned run average.

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Reid Detmers will toss for the Angels. Detmers is 3-3 on the season and has a 4.24 earned run average. Detmers has thrown 40.1 innings this season, and struck out 44 batters, while walking 14.

The Los Angeles Angels are scoring 4.1 runs per game. The team’s batting average is at .243. Luis Rengifo leads the charge with a .330 mark.  The Angels have hit 39 homeruns, which is tenth in the league. Before going down with an injury, Mike Trout had 10 on the season. Taylor Ward is second on the team with 7.

After losing Shohei Ohtani to free agency, and not seeing Trout on the injured list, the Angels are still looking for guys to step up. Logan O’Hoppe is hitting .279 on the season, while Joe Adell is at .247.

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Predictions

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Our KC Royals vs LA Angels Picks and Parlays:

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Pick

  • Los Angeles Angels +100

We like Detmers and the Angels in this game. Los Angeles scores just enough to win this game at home, consider this line on your MLB Predictions Parlay.

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Parlay

  • Los Angeles Angels +100
  • UNDER 8.5

We like Detmers to keep the Royals offense at bay. We like the Angels to score enough to win though. This game is going to go UNDER the 8.5!

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Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels ODDS

Before we make our Royals betting picks some updated MLB odds to make the MLB Best Bets today:

Moneyline: Kansas City Royals -120, Los Angeles Angels +100

Total: 8.5

Runline: Kansas City Royals -1.5 (+150), Los Angeles Angels +1.5 (-180)

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When we go to make our betting picks for this game, we are going to take the Los Angeles Angels. Sure, the Angels are beat up, and not playing great baseball, but Detmers is the type of pitcher that can go out and win a game. The right-hander does great work against Kansas City and wins this game. Our final betting pick for this game is the Los Angeles Angels +100 over the Kansas City Royals. Enjoy the game and best of luck!

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KC Royals vs LA Angels Matchup Recap

The Kansas City Royals remained red-hot on Thursday night as they picked up a 10-4 win to begin the series. Kansas City just continues to play well on the road, and they are starting to put the league on notice.

Run Line: Betting on the run line was a great bet to make in this game as the Royals were at +175 to win by at least two runs. Kansas City flew past that number as they won this game by six runs.

Moneyline: The moneyline odds in this game favored the Kansas City Royals at -125, and that was a safe betting option. Kansas City just continues to win big games and taking them was clearly the right way to go.

Total: the over/under line was at just 8.5 total runs in this game, and the Royals made the over bettors happy. Kansas City flew past the run total on their own as they dominated the action on Thursday night.

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