In the second game of a three-game series at Angel Stadium, the Kansas City Royals (24-42) meet the Los Angeles Angels (33-37), Tuesday at 9:38 PM ET.
The favored Angels (-178 moneyline odds) take the field at home against the Royals (+153). The Angels will give the ball to Reid Detmers (2-3) versus the Royals and Jonathan Heasley (1-3).
Yesterday, the Royals claimed a 6-2 victory over the Angels, with Kris Bubic (6 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 7 K) earning the win for the Royals. Andrew Benintendi finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the offense. Noah Syndergaard (7.1 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 5 K) took the loss for the Angels.
Get ready for the Angels vs. Royals with everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s baseball action.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals Odds and Betting Lines
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Favorite: Angels (-178, bet $178 to win $100)
Underdog: Royals (+153, bet $100 to win $153)
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Angels Stats and Trends
Angels Betting Records
This season, the Angels have been favored 46 times and won 27, or 58.7%, of those games.
Los Angeles has a record of 5-5 in games where oddsmakers favor them by at least -178 on the moneyline.
The implied probability of a win from the Angels, based on the moneyline, is 64%.
Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total in 32 of their 70 chances.
The Angels have an ATS record of 34-36-0 in 70 games with a spread this season.
Reid Detmers (Angels Probable Starter)
The Angels will hand the ball to Detmers (2-3) for his 12th start of the season.
The left-hander last pitched on Thursday, when he gave up four earned runs and allowed four hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The 22-year-old has an ERA of 4.25 and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .198 in 11 games this season.
He has started 11 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
Detmers has four starts of five or more innings this season in 11 chances. He averages 4.2 innings per outing.
The Royals rank 17th in MLB with a .238 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 27th in the league (.366) and 50 home runs.
Angels Batting Stats
The Angels have hit 85 homers this season, which ranks seventh in the league.
Hitters for the Angels combine for a team rank 13th of in the majors with a .398 team slugging percentage.
Los Angeles’ .236 batting average ranks 21st in the league this season.
The Angels rank 14th in the league with 291 total runs scored this season.
Los Angeles has an on-base percentage of .303 this season, which ranks 22nd in the league.
The Angels are one of the least disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking last with an average of 9.5 strikeouts per game.
Royals Stats and Trends
Royals Betting Records
The Royals have won in 22, or 37.3%, of the 59 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
Kansas City has a mark of 4-13 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +153 or worse on the moneyline.
The Royals have an implied victory probability of 39.5% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
Kansas City and their opponents have gone over in 32 of their 69 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
The Royals are 29-40-0 against the spread in their 69 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.
Jonathan Heasley (Royals Probable Starter)
Jon Heasley makes the start for the Royals, his eighth of the season. He is 1-3 with a 3.72 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings pitched.
The righty’s last appearance came on Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants, when he went 4 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up five hits.
The 25-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.72, with 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games this season. Opposing hitters have a .231 batting average against him.
Heasley has recorded three quality starts this season.
Heasley will try to record his sixth game of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 5.1 innings per appearance.
The opposing Angels offense has the 13th-ranked slugging percentage (.398) and ranks seventh in home runs hit (85) in all of MLB. They have a collective .236 batting average, and are 12th in the league with 552 total hits and 14th in MLB action scoring 291 runs.
Royals Batting Stats
The Royals are fourth-worst in MLB action with 50 home runs.
So far this year, the Royals’ .366 slugging percentage is the fourth-lowest average in baseball.
Kansas City has the 17th-ranked batting average in the majors (.238).
The Royals are the fourth-lowest scoring team in baseball averaging 3.8 runs per game (249 total).
Kansas City’s .302 on-base percentage ranks 23rd in the league.
The Royals strike out 7.5 times per game, the third-best average in baseball.
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