Royals vs. Angels Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 7/26/2022

by | Jul 26, 2022

The Kansas City Royals (39-57) roll into Tuesday’s matchup with the Los Angeles Angels (40-56) looking to extend a three-game winning streak. The contest starts at 8:10 PM ET with the Royals listed as -122 favorites on the moneyline. Angel Zerpa gets the starting nod for Kansas City while Jose Suarez is Los Angeles’ starter for the contest.

Royals vs. Angels Spread and Betting Line

Royals vs Angels Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Royals -122 +103 8 -110 -110 -1.5 +169 -207

Computer Predictions for Royals vs. Angels

Our best bet is the Angels on the moneyline at +103 after looking at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will over the total of 8 runs.

Our computer pick: Los Angeles Angels (+103) and Over (8)

Royals vs. Angels Game Info

  • Kansas City Royals probable starting pitcher: Angel Zerpa
  • Los Angeles Angels probable starting pitcher: José Suarez
  • Game Day: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels Pitching Matchup

Zerpa Suarez
0 GS 9
0-0 W-L 1-4
ERA 5.60
0 IP 45.0
0 BB 22
0 SO 45

Royals Starter Angel Zerpa

  • Zerpa gets the call to start for the Royals, his first this season.
  • It’s the first appearance this season for the 22-year-old left-hander, and his first outing in more than a year.
  • The Angels rank 26th in run scoring in the league (375) this season and are batting .228 while hitting 108 home runs (11th in the league).

Angels Starter José Suarez

  • The Angels will send Suarez (1-4) to the mound for his 10th start this season.
  • The left-hander gave up six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings pitched on Sunday, July 17 in his last outing, a matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with an ERA of 5.60 and 9 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .272.
  • Suarez has not earned a quality start in nine starts this season.
  • Suarez has two starts of five or more innings this season in nine chances. He averages 4.0 innings per outing.
  • The Royals have scored 379 runs this season, which ranks 25th in MLB. They are batting .248 for the campaign with 79 home runs, 27th in the league.

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Royals have been favorites in 20 games this season and won 11 (55%) of those contests.
  • Kansas City has a record of 6-6, a 50% win rate, when favored by -122 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 55% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 46 of their 99 opportunities.
  • The Royals are 46-53-0 against the spread this season.

Angels Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Angels have been victorious in seven, or 18.4%, of the 38 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This year, Los Angeles has won six of 31 games when listed as at least +103 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Angels have an implied victory probability of 49.3% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Contests with Los Angeles have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 44 of 96 chances this season.
  • The Angels are 43-53-0 against the spread in their 96 games that had a posted line this season.

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • The Royals best power option comes in the form of Bobby Witt Jr. and his 14-home-run 51-RBI season, both team highs.
  • Of all hitters in the majors, Witt Jr. ranks 49th in home runs and 33rd in RBI.
  • Witt Jr. carries a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .300 with a double, a home run and five RBI.
  • Andrew Benintendi’s .322 batting average is a team-high mark.
  • Benintendi is 278th in homers and 88th in RBI on the season.
  • Benintendi heads into this game looking for his seventh game in a row with a hit. During his last nine outings he is batting .353 with a double, four walks and five RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield has 21 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 28 walks while batting .242.
  • Merrifield has at least one base hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .350 with three doubles and two RBI.
  • Hunter Dozier has 20 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 25 walks while batting .267.
Bobby Witt Jr. 91 .255 .298 .456 14 51 90
Andrew Benintendi 91 .322 .390 .401 3 39 109
Whit Merrifield 88 .242 .292 .348 5 38 86
Hunter Dozier 81 .267 .329 .446 9 33 79
Michael A. Taylor 68 .276 .349 .403 6 28 61

Angels Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Shohei Ohtani has driven in a team-leading 57 runs batted in.
  • In all of the majors, Ohtani ranks 16th in homers and 21st in RBI.
  • Taylor Ward has a club-high .287 batting average.
  • Ward is 58th in home runs and 122nd in RBI among all batters in MLB.
  • Jared Walsh has 17 doubles, two triples, 13 home runs and 16 walks while batting .242.
  • Luis Rengifo has nine doubles, two triples, five home runs and 12 walks while hitting .265.
Shohei Ohtani 93 .250 .341 .480 20 57 87
Taylor Ward 72 .287 .375 .491 13 35 76
Jared Walsh 90 .242 .284 .424 13 41 80
Luis Rengifo 62 .265 .313 .395 5 16 57
Brandon Marsh 87 .220 .277 .343 8 36 61

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