Angels vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 23, 2023

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Angels vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 23, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Angels (10-11) will look to Hunter Renfroe, who is coming off a two-homer game, to lead them in a matchup with the Kansas City Royals (5-16) Sunday at 4:07 PM ET on BSW. The Angels are -217 favorites for the contest, according to sportsbooks.

Los Angeles’ Reid Detmers and Kansas City’s Jordan Lyles have been named the starters for this contest.

Angels vs. Royals Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -217
  • Royals odds to win: +180
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET
  • TV: BSW

Who Will Win Angels vs. Royals?

Angels and Royals Betting Trends

The Angels have won eight of the 15 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (53.3%).

Los Angeles has gone 2-1 (winning 66.7% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -217 or shorter.

The Royals have been underdogs in 20 games this season and won five (25%) of those contests.

Kansas City is 1-4 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +180 or more on the moneyline.

In the 21 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Angels, they have combined with opponents to go over the total nine times (9-10-2).

The Royals and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 12 of their 21 opportunities.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels have the No. 13 offense in MLB play scoring 4.8 runs per game (101 total runs).

Los Angeles ranks 11th in MLB with 25 total home runs.

The Angels’ .240 batting average ranks 19th in the majors.

Los Angeles strikes out 8.7 times per game to rank 16th in MLB.

The Angels pitching staff ranks 23rd in the majors with a collective 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles’ 3.96 team ERA ranks 11th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals have scored 70 runs (just 3.3 per game) this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.

Kansas City’s 14 home runs rank 28th in MLB this season.

The Royals rank 29th in MLB with a team batting average of just .210.

Kansas City ranks 21st with an average of 9.2 strikeouts per game.

The Royals have an 8.5 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 21st in the majors.

Kansas City pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.51 ERA this year, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Detmers (0-1) gets the starting nod for the Angels in his fourth start of the season. He’s put together a 4.50 ERA in 16 2/3 innings pitched, with 19 strikeouts.

Renfroe leads Los Angeles in home runs with six and runs batted in with 18.

Mike Trout’s batting average of .306 leads all Los Angeles hitters this season.

Shohei Ohtani has 19 hits this season and a slash line of .250/.345/.434.

Taylor Ward is batting .225 with an OBP of .315 and a slugging percentage of .325 this season.

Royals Key Players to Watch

The Royals’ Lyles (0-3) will make his fifth start of the season.

Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with three home runs while putting up a team-best batting average of .256.

Vinnie Pasquantino has put his power on display as he paces his team with three home runs.

Salvador Perez is batting .228 with six doubles, two home runs and two walks.

Matt Duffy has two doubles, a home run and a walk while batting .394.

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 6, Royals 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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