Angels vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Angels vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 22, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Kansas City Royals (4-16) hope to avoid their eighth straight defeat when they visit the Los Angeles Angels (10-10) Saturday at 9:07 PM ET on BSW. The Angels are listed as -175 favorites, while the Royals are +150 underdogs as they try to snap their losing skid.

Tyler Anderson gets the starting nod for Los Angeles while Zack Greinke is Kansas City’s starter for the contest.

Angels vs. Royals Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -175
  • Royals odds to win: +150
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Time: 9:07 PM ET
  • TV: BSW

Who Will Win Angels vs. Royals?

Angels and Royals Betting Trends

The Angels have compiled an 8-6 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 57.1% of those games).

In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -175 or shorter, Los Angeles has gone 2-2 (50%).

The Royals have been underdogs in 19 games this season and won four (21.1%) of those contests.

This season, Kansas City has won one of its six games when it’s the underdog by at least +150 on the moneyline.

The Angels have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total eight times this season for an 8-10-2 record against the over/under.

So far this season, the Royals and their opponents have hit the over in 11 of their 20 games with a total.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels have the No. 14 offense in MLB play scoring 4.7 runs per game (93 total runs).

Los Angeles ranks 17th in baseball with 21 total home runs.

The Angels’ .236 batting average ranks 20th in MLB.

Los Angeles’ 8.7 strikeouts per game rank 18th in baseball.

The Angels pitching staff is 16th in the majors with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles has a 3.65 team ERA that ranks 10th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals have scored 59 runs (just three per game) this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.

Kansas City’s 14 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.

The Royals have a team batting average of just .203 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.

Kansas City ranks 23rd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.5 Ks per contest.

The Royals average the 23rd-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.4) in the league this season.

Kansas City pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.38 ERA this year, which ranks 28th in MLB.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Anderson makes the start for the Angels, his fourth of the season. He is 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA and 10 strikeouts through 14 2/3 innings pitched.

Hunter Renfroe leads Los Angeles in home runs (four) and runs batted in (16) this season while batting .263.

Shohei Ohtani is slugging .465 this season, with a team-best four homers while driving in 11 runs.

Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with a .299 batting average while slugging three homers and driving in nine runs.

Taylor Ward is batting .228 with an OBP of .319 and a slugging percentage of .329 this season.

Royals Key Players to Watch

The Royals will send Greinke (0-3) to the mound for his fifth start this season.

Bobby Witt Jr. paces the Royals with three home runs and seven runs batted in.

Vinnie Pasquantino has hit three home runs while batting .269. Both lead his team.

Salvador Perez has racked up a team-best seven runs batted in.

Nicky Lopez is hitting .175 with three doubles, a triple and seven walks.

Angels and Royals Injuries

Angels: Logan O’Hoppe: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Jared Walsh: 10 Day IL (Headaches), Ryan Tepera: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Royals: Drew Waters: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Kris Bubic: 15 Day IL (Flexor), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Angels vs. Royals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Angels 5, Royals 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs
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