Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick – June 22

The MLB is set up with another strong slate of baseball on Wednesday. Fifteen games are up on the board throughout June 22. One of these games will be between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels. These two teams have been struggling throughout this season, but will look for a win in this one. This game will throw the first pitch at around 9:50 PM Eastern time.

Kansas City has earned a record of 25-42 throughout this season, which has them sitting in last place of the AL Central. The Royals have won two games in a row and five of their last six. Kansas City is twelve games back on the division lead and will look to continue to climb. The Royals will look for another fast start on the road.

The Angels have put up a record of 33-38 so far this season, which has them in third place of the AL West. Los Angeles has lost two games in a row, but have won four of their last seven. The Angels are six games back on a wild card spot and eleven games back on the division. Los Angeles will look to bounce back with a win on Wednesday night.

These two teams have struggled a bit on the season, but will look for a big win in this one. The Royals have picked up their play as of late and will look to remain hot with another win. Los Angeles has been solid, but have dropped two in a row. If either team can come out fast in this one, it could be enough to give them the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Kansas City Royals +1 ½ (-110) +190 Over 8 (-115)
Los Angeles Angels -1 ½ (-110) -230 Under 8 (-105)
Team Data Kansas City Royals Los Angeles Angels
Overall Record 25-52 33-38
Away/ Home Record 13-21 17-20
Batting Average .239 .237
Batting Average Away/ Home .235 .252
ERA 4.98 3.90
ERA Away/ Home 5.13 3.79

Betting Trends

Kansas City Royals

  • 9-10 in June games
  • 5-3 when playing on Wednesday
  • 14-24 in night games
  • 16-30 against righties
  • 4-7 after allowing 10 or more runs
  • 8-14 after a win
  • 12-18 against team with a losing record

Los Angeles Angels

  • 6-15 in June
  • 3-5 when playing on Wednesday
  • 22-29 in night games
  • 9-11 against left handed starters
  • 2-3 after allowing 10 runs or more
  • 15-22 after a loss
  • 26-19 against team with a losing record

These two teams have met up twice so far this season. Taylor Ward had a two RBI homer in the first game, but it was not enough. Andrew Benintendi and Salvador Perez both had two run home runs as the Royals won 6-2. Carlos Santana had five RBI’s, while Bobby Witt Jr. had four as Kansas City won the second game 12-11 in extra innings.

Offense

The Royals have struggled a bit hitting the ball this season. Kansas City has a BA of .239, which is 18th in the MLB. The Royals have posted a .304 OBP, which is 23rd in the league. Kansas City has earned an OPS of .675, which is 24th in the MLB. The Royals have a .240 batting average against righties.

Los Angeles has not been much better at the plate on the season. The Angels have a .237 batting average, which is 21st in the league. Los Angeles has earned an on base percentage of .305, which is 22nd in the MLB. The Angels have also put up a .706 OPS, which is 14th in the league. Los Angeles has hit .231 against left handers this season. 

These two teams have struggled a bit at the plate this season, but will look to build on last night’s performance. Kansas City had 12 runs on 14 hits, while the Angels had 11 runs on 10 hits. Both teams will need their pitching to step up in this one. If either team can come out strong at the plate, it could give them the edge in this one.

Pitching Preview

I expect Daniel Lynch to get the start on the mound for Kansas City in this one. Lynch has earned a record of 3-6 throughout his 12 starts this season. He has posted a 5.19 ERA and a WHIP of 1.525 in those games. Lynch pitched five innings in his last start against the Oakland Athletics. He gave up four hits and one run in the winning effort.

Shohei Ohtani will likely get the nod at pitcher for the Angels on Wednesday night. Ohtani hsa started in 11 games, going 5-4 in those games. He has put up an ERA of 3.28 and a 1.094 WHIP in his outings. Ohtani’s last start was against the Seattle Mariners. He gave up three hits and no runs through six innings as Los Angeles earned the win.

These two pitchers have been solid this season and will look for a big win in this one. Los Angeles has the edge with Ohtani on the mound and in their bullpen. The Angels relievers have a 4.09 ERA, which is 17th in the league. Kansas City’s bullpen has a combined ERA of 4.66, which is 27th in the MLB this season.

Pick Overview

These two teams have struggled a bit on the season, but will look for a big win in this one. Los Angeles has dropped the first two games of this series against Kansas City, but I think they will bounce back with a win in this one. The Angels have the better hitting staff and pitching. If Los Angeles can get the early lead, I think they can hold on for the win.

Bovada has the Angels listed as a -230 against the money line in this one. This implies that Los Angeles will win this game around 69.7 percent of the time. I think that this line is accurate, but there is little value in it. The Angels are also listed at -1 ½ for -110. I think Los Angeles will come out fast in this one as they look to dominante. I like the value on the Angels to cover this spread.

The Bet
Los Angeles Angels -1.5
-110
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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