Dodgers vs. Royals Recommended Bet 8/14/22

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs Kansas City Royals

Date: Sunday August 14th, 02:10 ET

Location: Kauffman Stadium

TV: Bally Sports Kansas City

Money Line: Dodgers -245 / Royals 200

Total Line: 9.0


Los Angeles: Tyler Anderson (13-1, 2.72)
Kansas City: Brady Singer (5-4, 3.58)

Dodgers Projected Lineup

Gavin Lux 2B
Joey Gallo LF
Max Muncy 3B
Mookie Betts RF
Justin Turner 3B
Cody Bellinger CF
Will Smith C
Freddie Freeman 1B
Trea Turner SS
Tyler Anderson P

Royals Projected Lineup

Nick Pratto LF
Nathan Eaton RF
Vinnie Pasquantino 1B
Michael A. Taylor CF
Hunter Dozier 1B
Nicky Lopez SS
Salvador Perez C
MJ Melendez C
Bobby Witt Jr. 3B
Brady Singer P


Los Angeles Dodgers: 79-33-0 SU / OU 46-56-10 / Run Line W/L 71-41-0
Kansas City Royals: 47-68-0 SU / OU 57-54-4 / Run Line W/L 54-61-0

The Kansas City Royals host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday August 14th at Kauffman Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 02:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-245), with an OU line set at 9.0.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to pick up another big win after they defeated the Royals by a score of 13-3. Overall, the team’s pitching staff limited the Royals to 3 runs on 10 hits. The Dodgers lineup had a good night at the plate, coming up with 16 hits, leading to 13 runs. Heading into their last game, Los Angeles was the betting favorite at -320.0. So far, the team has been the favorite in 110 of their games, winning at a rate of 71.0%. Together, the Dodgers and Royals combined to surpass the over-under betting line set at 9.5 runs. On the season, Los Angeles’s over-under record is 46-56-10.

The Dodgers come into this matchup having won all 5 of their recent games. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of +29. A key to their recent success has been an offense averaging 8.6 runs per game, compared to their season average of 5.45. So far, Los Angeles has won over half of their 36 series played, going 26-9-1.

Kansas City will be looking to move on from a tough loss to the Dodgers by the score of 13-3. In the game, the team’s pitching staff allowed a total of 16 hits, leading to 13 runs. At the plate, the Royals only came through for 3 runs on 10 hits. Leading into Kansas City’s loss they were the underdogs, getting 255.0 on the moneyline. In their 84 games as the underdog, their straight-up win percentage sits at 37.0%. In terms of the over-under, the Royals and Dodgers combined to surpass the line of 9.5 runs. Overall, the team has gone over the betting line in over half of their games, going 57-54-4.

The Royals come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 2-3 over their last 5 games. This recent slump is backed by a scoring margin of -9 over their last 5 games. Even with their recent struggles, the offense has been steady, averaging 4.2 runs per game. This is right in line with their season average of 3.94. Kansas City has a below .500 series record of just 11-22-3.


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Pitching Matchup

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send Tyler Anderson to the mound with an overall record of 13-1. Currently, Anderson has an ERA of just 2.72 while pitching an average of 5.55 innings per outing. Hits have been hard to come by against the left-hander, as his batting average allowed is just 0.217. In addition, to his strong BA allowed, he has been able to limit power, allowing just 0.74 home runs allowed per 9 innings. On the season, Tyler Anderson has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 20.0%. This includes a per game average of 4.41 K’s per game. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 1.77 walks per outing.

Brady Singer gets the start for the Royals, with an overall record of 5-4. So far, Singer has put together an ERA of 3.58. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 5.44 innings. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.248. Opposing batters have been able to drive the ball with power against Singer, averaging 1.19 homers per 9 innings pitched. On the season, Brady Singer has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 25.0%. This has led to an average of 5.56 K’s per game. Singer comes into the game hoping to improve his walk numbers, as he is averaging 2.02 free passes per outing.

Los Angeles vs Kansas City History

For the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals will be playing their 3rd game of the season. So far, Los Angeles is leading the season series, 2-0. Through 2 games, the series over-under record is 2-0, with the average run total sitting at nan runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 7.5 runs. Last year, the team’s split the season series at 0-0. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 0-0, with the average run total being nan runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of nan runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games

Los Angeles Dodgers at Kansas City Royals Prediction

The Los Angeles Dodgers head into Sunday’s matchup vs Kansas City as the heavy favorite on the moneyline. This line comes as no surprise, as not only have the Dodgers been rattling off wins, but they have been covering the runline with ease. Even though Brady Singer has pitched well for Kansas City, I don’t expect that to be enough to slow down Los Angeles. Stick with the trend, and take Los Angeles to cover the runline.

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