Angels vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 14, 2021

Written By Staff on April 14, 2021

The Los Angeles Angels (7-4) visit the Kansas City Royals (5-4) at 2:10 PM ET on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. The Angels are favored () to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Royals (). Los Angeles’ Griffin Canning and Kansas City’s Brad Keller will take the mound first.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 14, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Angels vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Canning (LAA) Pitcher Keller (KC)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
5.1 IP 4.2
6.75 ERA 19.29
0.750 WHIP 4.290
11.8 K/9 5.8
1.7 BB/9 9.6

Angels Probable Starter Griffin Canning

  • The Angels will send Canning (0-0) out to make his second start of the season.
  • His last appearance was on Thursday against the Blue Jays, when the righty threw 5 1/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing three hits.
  • The Angels have not been a moneyline favorite when Canning starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 14, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Canning

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nicky Lopez 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Hanser Alberto 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Hunter Dozier 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Whit Merrifield 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Jorge Soler 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666

Royals Probable Starter Brad Keller

  • Keller heads to the mound for the Royals to make his third start of the season, seeking his first win.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Thursday against the White Sox, throwing 3 1/3 innings and giving up four earned runs.
  • His team lost his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 14, 2021 at 2:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Keller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Justin Upton 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Mike Trout 6 .500 3 0 0 .667 1.334
Albert Pujols 5 .400 2 0 1 .571 .971
Shohei Ohtani 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
David Fletcher 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Jon Jay 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
José Iglesias 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Angels Betting Trends

  • Last season the Angels scored the ninth-most runs in baseball (294 total, 4.9 per game).
  • The Angels finished 12-15 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 44.4% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -134 or shorter, Los Angeles went 11-12 (47.8%).
  • Los Angeles combined with opponents to go over the total 29 times last season for a 29-22-4 record against the over/under.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals were underdogs 49 times last season and won 16, or 32.7%, of those games.
  • Kansas City was 14-28 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +115 or more on the moneyline.
  • Kansas City and its opponents hit the over in 20 of their 58 games with a total last season.

Angels Players to Watch

  • Mike Trout had 17 home runs and 46 runs batted in last season.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Trout ranked fourth in HR (17), sixth in RBI (46), and 19th in OBP (.380).
  • Jose Iglesias had a .373 batting average with 53 hits.

Angels Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
David Fletcher 207 .319 31 3 18 .376 .801
Mike Trout 199 .281 41 17 46 .380 .983
Shohei Ohtani 153 .190 23 7 24 .291 .657
Albert Pujols 152 .224 15 6 25 .265 .660
Justin Upton 147 .204 20 9 22 .289 .711
José Iglesias 142 .373 16 3 24 .400 .956
Kurt Suzuki 111 .270 15 2 17 .344 .740
Jared Walsh 99 .293 19 9 26 .324 .970
Anthony Bemboom 48 .208 9 3 5 .328 .745
Jack Mayfield 42 .190 5 0 3 .239 .453

Royals Players to Watch

  • Last season, Salvador Perez had a .333 batting average with 11 home runs and 32 RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield hit .286 with an OBP of .328 and a slugging percentage of .444.
  • Merrifield ranked fifth in hits among qualified hitters in the majors.

Royals Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 248 .286 38 9 31 .328 .772
Hanser Alberto 219 .283 35 3 22 .306 .699
Carlos Santana 206 .199 34 8 30 .346 .696
Nicky Lopez 169 .201 15 1 13 .286 .552
Hunter Dozier 158 .234 29 6 12 .349 .748
Salvador Pérez 150 .333 22 11 32 .353 .986
Jorge Soler 149 .228 17 8 24 .326 .769
Michael A. Taylor 92 .196 11 5 16 .245 .669
Jarrod Dyson 61 .180 9 0 5 .231 .411
Cam Gallagher 53 .283 10 1 3 .356 .790

Angels vs Royals Player Props

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