MLB Baseball Lines: Angels vs. Royals Odds & Pick: June 2nd 2010
Off Tuesday’s 6-3 loss at Kansas City, I’m going to come right back with the surging Halos on Wednesday night. Quietly, Los Angeles has tasted victory in five of its last seven and the Angels look like they’re ready to go on a run.
Knocking around Kaycee hurler Kyle Davies shouldn’t be a problem for LA. So far this season, Davies numbers are average-at-best allowing 31 earned runs and 57 hits in 56.2 frames. That shakes down to a soft 4.92 ERA. Kyle’s worst efforts have come with the sun down. At night, No. 28 has been blasted for 27 earned runs and 45 hits in 44.0 frames. That’s bad enough for an elevated 5.52 ERA!
Los Angeles southpaw Scott Kazmir is certainly due for a quality start. Before getting tagged for five earned runs and eight hits in 5.1 frames in his last performance at home against Seattle, Kazmir looked decent in his previous two outings at St. Louis and Texas (on the road against two solid offenses) allowing seven earned runs and 12 hits in 14.0 innings of work. In eight starts against the Royals, Scott owns a 2-2 mark and a respectable 4.89 ERA.
If you need a handful of technical reasons to make this investment consider the following: LA has been solid in the third game of a series cashing 63 of its last 92. Meanwhile, KC has slipped in 29 of its last 39 against the AL West and 39 of its last 54 against left-handers. Lay the lumber here men. Take Los Angeles with listed pitcher Kazmir. Thank you and best of luck, Tom Stryker.