In today’s MLB betting guide, the Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot and turn their season around against the Kansas City Royals, while the Boston Red Sox continue rolling against the Detroit Tigers.
Los Angeles Angels (-185) vs Kansas City Royals (+150)
The Angels finally find themselves in an easier matchup as they’ve had a very tough run at things and have struggled to win games in the process. The Royals, second last in the American League (AL), come into Los Angeles with a record of 11-21 on the road and with just 23 wins on the season. They are 27th in runs scored per game and 26th in runs allowed per game. Starting pitcher Kris Bubic doesn’t help their case at all to have a chance. Even though his ERA (earned run average) is 8.36, his FIP (fielding independent pitching) still doesn’t help his case much, sitting at 5.66. He’s 0-4 on the season and his WHIP (walks+hits per inning pitched) is 1.89, giving up a ton of both hits and walks.
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The Angels get one of their better starts on the mound in Noah Syndergaard who will help the teams try to win four in a row and climb back into the AL race. Mike Trout must continue to lead the team as he has, hitting five home runs and nine RBIs (runs batted in) through his last 26 plate appearances this past week. It is a very favourable matchup for the Angels to get back to the dominance they displayed near the beginning of the season. Jump all over them while sticking to the under (U8.5, -105) since Trout can’t carry an entire offense to too many runs.
Boston Red Sox (-190) vs Detroit Tigers (+155)
Surprisingly enough, the Tigers have won two games in a row. They sit at the bottom of the AL and before splitting their previous series with the Texas Rangers, they lost six in a row while scoring just seven runs and being shut out three times. The Red Sox look to do the same to the Tigers, as they haven’t lost a series since May. The bats have been above average, but they would like to get on base some more.
Tigers’ starter Alex Faedo should be a good matchup for the Red Sox as the rookie comes into the game with a 1.4 WHIP through his first 40 innings in the majors. On the other side is Josh Winckowski who is also a rookie and has given up four runs in eight innings. Considering the Red Sox have taken a number of series in a row, they are likely to come out of the gate and win Game 1, especially against a low-powered team like the Tigers. The Red Sox are the best bet as well as the under (U9.5, -115).
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