Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals – 4/14/2017 Free Pick & MLB Betting Prediction

April 13, 2017,


Looking for Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals free plays? MLB betting sees the Angels taking on the Royals on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. 

(6-4) Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals (2-6)

Date: Friday, April 14, 2017
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Missouri
Projected Pitchers: JC Ramirez vs. Danny Duffy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Los Angeles -110 | Kansas City +140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Kansas City -1.5
MLB Betting Total: 8.5

Los Angeles Angels

The most interesting part about the Angels is Mike Trout, everyone writes about Mike Trout, but there is more going on with this team and they’re currently 6-4 and have the look of a team that might hang around all season.

A big reason why starts with their defense, particularly up the middle with Trout and Andrelton Simmons.

But another reason for their early success is the positive performance by their bullpen. The Angels’ bullpen is currently fourth in the league in WAR; much of which is aided by a top five strikeout rate and a bottom five walk rate (a good thing).

And when the ball is put into play against the Angels bullpen, the opposing team’s BABIP is .250, a testament to the kind of contact they’re inducing and a high-level defense.

Kansas City Royals

For years Kansas City fans became used to losing, their front office was idiotic or just plain neglectful for decades.

Then quickly they turned, all of their top prospects graduated at the same time, a couple of savvy trades and some free agent signings catapulted them to the top of the league.

The made two straight World Series, winning the second and the general public became used to the winning culture in Kansas City.

Once again, however, it appears that the Royals may sink to the bottom of the division again, the Cleveland Indians are expected to win the division for the second straight season and the Royals didn’t fare well on many projections.

They haven’t done much to combat that trend, going 2-6 early in the season and have the makings of a team that may continue to sink in the standings as the season progresses.

MLB Baseball Betting Trends:

  • LAA are 15-6 in their last 21 overall
  • KC are 2-10 in their last 12 overall

Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:

Expect JC Ramirez to get ran from the game quickly and the bullpen to shut it down the rest of the way. In that same vain, Duffy has been a rock but when the game is in the hands of the Royals bullpen they can combust.

4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 8.5

While the Royals aren’t off to a strong start, Duffy has been a bright spot on this sinking team. But once the team is in the league’s worst bullpen’s hands it can unravel quickly.

Couple that with a weak starting pitcher for Los Angeles and take the over.

MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 5 – Kansas City 4