Dodgers Vs Royals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – August 12, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 15, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers (77-33) and Kansas City Royals (47-66) clash in the first of a three-game series on Friday at Kauffman Stadium, at 8:10 PM ET. The Dodgers are coming off a series victory over the Twins, and the Royals a series win over the White Sox. Tony Gonsolin pitches for Los Angeles (-242 to win) while Kansas City (+200) will answer with Daniel Lynch.

The betting trends in the following article are based off odds valid as of August 12, 2022 at 7:14 PM ET. Check out the table below for the latest odds for this contest and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at BetMGM today!

Dodgers vs Royals Betting Lines

Dodgers Betting Insights

  • The Dodgers have entered the game as favorites 108 times this season and won 76, or 70.4%, of those games.
  • Los Angeles has entered 22 games this season favored by -242 or more and is 14-8 in those contests.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Dodgers have a 70.8% chance to win.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in 45 of their 110 games with a total this season.
  • In 110 games with a spread this season, the Dodgers are 69-41-0 ATS.

Dodgers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 10-0
Runs Per Game 7.0
HR 14
ERA 2.10
K/9 8.70

Royals Betting Insights

  • The Royals have been underdogs in 91 games this season and have come away with the win 36 times (39.6%) in those contests.
  • Kansas City has a win-loss record of 3-11 when favored by +200 or worse by sportsbooks this year.
  • The Royals have an implied victory probability of 33.3% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 55 of their 113 opportunities.
  • The Royals have an against the spread record of 55-58-0 in 113 games with a line this season.

Royals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 5.1
HR 13
ERA 4.09
K/9 7.67

Royals Probable Pitcher – Daniel Lynch

  • Lynch (4-7 with a 4.79 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 82 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Royals, his 18th of the season.
  • The left-hander last appeared on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox, when he threw six innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • Lynch will look to extend a three-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 4.3 innings per appearance).
  • The Royals have been the underdog on the moneyline in 16 of Lynch’s starts this season, and they went 7-9 in those matchups.
  • Lynch’s team has an 8-9 record in his starts this season.
  • Lynch’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in eight of 17 games.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 12, 2022 at 7:14 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Royals Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Scott Barlow 50 54.1 8.8 8.4 1.4 2.32
Dylan Coleman 48 46.1 9.1 7.2 1.1 2.91
Josh Staumont 38 34.0 10.9 8.1 0.6 4.50
Amir Garrett 38 29.1 9.2 8.0 0.0 4.91
Jose Cuas 30 25.1 7.5 12.7 1.1 3.91

Dodgers Probable Pitcher – Tony Gonsolin

  • When Gonsolin starts, his team is 13-7-0 against the spread this season.
  • The right-hander allowed three hits in five scoreless innings pitched against the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
  • Gonsolin has 16 starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • Gonsolin’s team has been victorious in 80% of the games he’s started as the moneyline favorite with a record of 16-4.
  • Gonsolin’s team has won 16 of his 20 starts.
  • Games started by Gonsolin have a 6-13-1 record at hitting the over this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 12, 2022 at 7:14 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Dodgers Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Evan Phillips 45 45.0 54 1.40 15 1
Alex Vesia 44 36.1 49 2.97 13 1
Craig Kimbrel 42 40.0 54 4.28 1 20
Phil Bickford 42 38.2 34 5.35 5 0
Chris Martin 39 36.1 43 4.21 7 0

Dodgers Hitting Trends

  • The Dodgers are 31-7 this season in games when they hit at least two long balls.
  • The Dodgers have racked up five or more extra-base hits in 33 games this season, and went 30-3 in those contests.
  • The club has collected at least eight hits in 76 games this season, and is 61-15 in those contests.
  • The Dodgers have a 58-4 record in games this season that they scored at least five runs.
  • The Dodgers are 28-9 in games this season when they have drawn at least five walks.

Royals Hitting Trends

  • They are 19-9 this season when they hit two or more home runs in a game.
  • They’ve won 10 of their 13 games with five or more extra-base hits this season.
  • They have a record of 37-28 this season when collecting eight or more base hits in a game.
  • They have a 29-14 record this season when scoring five or more runs in a game.
  • They have won 13 of their 25 games this season in which they’ve drawn more than four free passes.

Dodgers vs. Royals Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Royals (+200)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9)

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

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