LA Angels vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction MLB ALDS Game 1 Betting Lines Odds Preview 10-2-201
The Kansas City Royals will travel out west to begin a five game ALDS series against the LA Angels in Game 1 in a Major League Baseball playoff game scheduled for Thursday October 2nd.
First pitch from Angels Stadium is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TBS TV.
The Game 1 betting odds from the MLB playoff game has the home side LA Angels the -170 wagering favorite with the return on the road underdog Kansas City Royals at +150 odds. The run total came in at 8 runs.
Getting the start for Kansas City will be left hander Jason Vargas. The Royals hurler is 11-10 in 30 starts with season with an ERA of 3.71 and WHIP of 1.27. Vargas threw back on September 24th and allowed four earned runs and four hits over four innings of work as he received a no decision in a 6-4 road defeat to the Cleveland Indians as a -117 wagering favorite.
Kansas City had to play into the ALDS as they defeated the Oakland Athletics in the AL Wildcard Game 9-8 on Tuesday as a +102 wagering underdog. The game finished over 6 ½ runs.
The Angels will counter with veteran Jered Weaver in the opener. The LA right hander is 18-9 in 34 starts with an ERA of 3.59 and WHIP of 1.21. Weaver last appeared on Friday and allowed four earned runs and nine hits over nine innings of work in a 4-3 road defeat at Seattle as a +115 wagering underdog.