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Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals 6/17/2023 Predictions, Picks and Odds

Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals 6/17/2023 Predictions, Picks and Odds

The MLB action will begin with Game 2 of a three-game interdivisional American League series between the visiting Los Angeles Angels and the home Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The LA Angels improved to 40-32 overall and 20-18 while playing away from their home field after winning four of their previous five road games. They are 3.5 games behind the first-place Texas Rangers in the AL West standings. The Angels now have a +23 run differential after scoring 351 runs while surrendering 328. The LA Angels have won two straight games, including the first game of a series against Kansas City, to go to 3-0 heading into this middle game. The Angels pitcher shut down the Royal’s offense over nine innings while only allowing them four hits in a 3-0 victory away from home.

The Angels’ designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, who averages.301 at the bat, tops the team in all three metrics. His 80 hits, 54 batted in, 22 home runs, and.382 on-base percentage are all club highs. The LA Angels’ batting average and slugging percentage during this season were.255 and.433, respectively. Griffin Canning will start in game 2 of the Los Angeles Angels series over the Royals on Saturday. In 53.1 innings of work, the right-handed starter is 5-2 overall with a 4.56 ERA, a good 1.26 WHIP, 50 strikeouts, 52 hits, 15 free walks, and 10 home runs allowed.

In their previous six games, Los Angeles Angels are 5-1 straight up and 5-1 SU versus Kansas City. When the LA Angels played the Kansas City Royals on the road, the totals were under in 6 of the previous 6 games, and they are 4-1 SU in their past 5 away games. The Los Angeles Angels have a 4-1 straight up record in their last five games versus opponents from the American League.

Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals 6/17/2023 Predictions, Picks and Odds

The Kansas City Royals are attempting to get back on track after dropping 10 straight games when the Los Angeles Angels come to town for game 2 of a series on Saturday. Kansas City dropped to 18-51 overall and 9-27 at home after dropping four consecutive games, ranking second-worst in the league and 31 games behind Tampa Bay Rays for the top spot. Over the course of the year, the Royals scored 255 runs overall while losing 365, for a run difference. The KC Royals have not played well this season, and their woes have just gotten worse after dropping 10 straight contests. Kansas City’s starting pitcher Brady Singer (4-6, 6.33 ERA), who pitched 5.1 innings and struck out 5 batters while allowing 2 earned runs and 2 bases on balls, was given the loss.

With a batting average of.274, a team-best 14 home runs, and a team-high 37 runs batted in, catcher Salvador Perez topped the Kansas City Royals in both stat categories. First baseman Vinnie Pasquantino had an on-base percentage of.324, and shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. had 67 hits for the Royals. On Saturday, game 2 of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels was played without the Kansas City Royals management revealing the starting pitcher.

The totals were under in 12 of Kansas City’s previous 17 games, but the Royals have dropped all 10 of their most recent contests. While the Royals have gone 1-6 straight up in their last seven home games, the totals have been under in seven of Kansas City’s previous eight games versus the LA Angels. The totals have gone under in six of Kansas City’s previous six games when playing at home against the Los Angeles Angels, despite the Royals’ 0-5 SU record in their last five games versus American League opponents.

Los Angeles Angels vs Kansas City Royals. The Los Angeles Angels is the MLB prediction for this game. In this matchup on Saturday against the frail and wounded Royals, the Angels are the superior team. In four of the last five encounters between the Royals and LA Angels, the LA Angels have prevailed, while Kansas City has dropped 26 of its last 35 home games and 44 of its last 59 overall. The Angels won Griffin Canning’s last four outings, during which time the right-hander surrendered seven runs on twenty hits in 24 innings. It’s predicted that the Los Angeles Angels will win 6-1.

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET

Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri 

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles Angels -155 

MLB Totals: 8.0


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