On the evening of May 9, 2024, Major League Baseball fans will see the Kansas City Royals take on the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, starting at 9:38 PM under a clear sky. Pitching for the Royals will be Michael Wacha, who boasts an ERA of 5.496. His counterpart from the Angels, Reid Detmers, enters the game with an ERA of 4.240.

In the American League Central Division, the Royals currently sit fourth with a record of 17-13, which gives them a 0.57 winning percentage. They are second in their division with an 8-5 record. They’ve managed 4 wins out of their last 10 games but are currently on a losing streak of three games. At home, they perform stronger, having won 12 games, whereas away they have recorded 5 wins and 8 losses. The Royals have also scored more during night games with 9 wins compared to 8 daytime wins.

Conversely, the Los Angeles Angels are positioned 13th in the AL West Division with an 11-18 record, reflecting a 0.38 winning percentage. They are also fourth in their division, despite not having won or lost any division games. The Angels have experienced minimal success in recent games, with only 2 wins in their last 10 encounters, but they did win their most recent game. They struggle at home with a 4-9 record and are slightly better on the road at 7-9.

Considering the betting odds for this matchup, the Royals are slightly favored with an Away Team Money Line of -116, compared to the Angels at -105. The game points spread sits at 1.5 and the Over/Under is 8.0, indicating expectations for a moderately scoring game. These odds suggest a closely contested match, potentially influenced by the starting pitchers’ performances and recent team form.