Angels vs Royals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 12, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 12, 2021

The Los Angeles Angels (6-3) visit the Kansas City Royals (4-3) on Monday to begin a three-game series, with the first pitch at 8:10 PM ET from Kauffman Stadium. The Angels are listed as -112 favorites, while the underdog Royals have -106 odds on the moneyline. Alex Cobb gets the starting nod for Los Angeles while Brady Singer is Kansas City’s starter for the contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 12, 2021, 6:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Angels vs Royals Betting Lines

Angels Betting Insights

  • Last season, the Angels were favored 27 times and won 12, or 44.4%, of those games.
  • Los Angeles was 12-15 last season when entering a game favored by -112 or more on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 50.7% chance of a victory for the Angels.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents went over the total last season in 29 of their 55 opportunities.

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Royals Betting Insights

  • The Royals were underdogs in 49 games last season and came away with the win 16 times (32.7%) in those contests.
  • Kansas City had a win-loss record of 16-33 when favored by -106 or worse by sportsbooks last year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 49.3% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Kansas City and its opponents went over in 20 of their 58 games with a total set by sportsbooks last season.

Royals Probable Pitcher – Brady Singer

  • The Royals will look to Singer (0-1) to open the game and make his second start of the season.
  • The righty last appeared on Sunday, April 4 against the Rangers, when he went 3 1/3 innings, allowing five earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The Royals have not been a moneyline underdog when Singer starts this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 12, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Angels Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 6-3
Home 4-2
Road 2-1
vs LHP (Starters) 0-2
vs RHP (Starters) 6-1
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 6-3

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Angels Probable Pitcher – Alex Cobb

  • The Angels’ Cobb will make his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, April 4 against the White Sox, throwing six innings and giving up three earned runs.
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline favorite.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 12, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Royals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 4-3
Home 2-1
Road 2-2
vs LHP (Starters) 1-0
vs RHP (Starters) 3-3
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 4-3

Angels Hitting Stats

  • The Angels ranked 10th-best in MLB action last season with 85 total home runs.
  • The Angels put up at least two round-trippers in 22 games last season, and went 13-9 in those contests.
  • Anthony Rendon finished with a .286 average, nine home runs and 31 RBI last season.
  • Mike Trout is batting .281 last season with a team-high 17 home runs and 46 RBI.

Royals Hitting Stats

  • The Royals ranked 20th in Major League Baseball with 68 home runs.
  • They hit 33 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 30 home contests last season.
  • Salvador Perez hit 11 home runs and had 32 runs batted in last season, while putting up a batting average of .333.
  • Whit Merrifield hit .286 with 12 doubles, nine home runs and 12 walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Royals (-106)

Over/Under Pick: Under (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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