Dodgers vs Royals Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Friday, August 12

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On Friday, a series opener is on the schedule, with the Kansas City Royals (47-66) hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers (77-33) at 8:10 PM ET. The scheduled starters are Tony Gonsolin (13-1) for the Dodgers, and Daniel Lynch (4-7) for the Royals.

The Dodgers, even as the road team, are heavily favored (-239) to beat the Royals (+197). The total for this contest is set at 9.

Dodgers vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Los Angeles Dodgers (-1.5)

Moneyline

Dodgers (-239)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -110, Under: -111)

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When, Where, at What Time is Dodgers vs. Royals

  • Game Day: Friday, August 12, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

Dodgers Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Clayton Kershaw 15 Day Injury List Back
Yency Almonte 15 Day Injury List Elbow
Brusdar Graterol 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Edwin Ríos 60 Day Injury List Hamstring
Tommy Kahnle 60 Day Injury List Forearm
Danny Duffy 60 Day Injury List Hand
Daniel Hudson 60 Day Injury List Knee
Kevin Pillar 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Blake Treinen 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Walker Buehler 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jimmy Nelson 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Dustin May 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Royals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Taylor Clarke 15 Day Injury List Oblique
Gabe Speier 40 Man Active Illness
Edward Olivares 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Adalberto Mondesi 60 Day Injury List Knee
Jake Brentz 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Tyler Zuber 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Angel Zerpa 60 Day Injury List Knee

Last Time Out: Dodgers and Royals

The Dodgers were vicotrious 8-5 over the Twins Friday in their last game. David Price was named the winning pitcher after throwing one inning without giving up a hit or an earned run while striking out one, while Joey Gallo went 1-for-1 with a home run and three RBI to lead them offensively.

The Royals beat the White Sox 5-3 yesterday. Vinnie Pasquantino led the way offensively after going 1-for-2 with a home run and an RBI, and Zack Greinke got the win, pitching six innings without giving up an earned run on nine hits, while striking out five.

Betting Trends

Dodgers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Dodgers have won 76, or 70.4%, of the 108 games they’ve played as favorites this season. Los Angeles is 15-8 this season when entering a game favored by -239 or more on the moneyline. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Dodgers have a 70.5% chance to win. So far this season, Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in 45 of their 110 games with a total. The Dodgers are 69-41-0 ATS in their 110 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Freddie Freeman 110 .322 (3) .398 (5) .521 (11) 3.0% (77) 14.8% (28) 10.8% (36)
Trea Turner 110 .308 (7) .347 (43) .504 (15) 3.7% (48) 18.6% (66) 5.8% (122)
Mookie Betts 95 .277 (40) .346 (46) .536 (10) 5.8% (9) 16.7% (46) 8.8% (72)
Will Smith 96 .275 (42) .363 (24) .478 (28) 4.0% (38) 16.1% (41) 10.6% (38)
Gavin Lux 102 .291 (29) .366 (19) .418 (82) 1.1% (137) 17.2% (52) 10.9% (33)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have been underdogs in 91 games this season and have come away with the win 36 times (39.6%) in those contests. This season, Kansas City has come away with a win three times in 15 chances when named as an underdog of at least +197 or worse on the moneyline. The Royals have an implied victory probability of 33.7% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Kansas City’s games have gone over the total in 55 of their 113 opportunities. The Royals are 55-58-0 against the spread in their 113 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr. 103 .254 (79) .298 (126) .442 (58) 3.5% (54) 22.9% (98) 5.2% (132)
Hunter Dozier 95 .249 (92) .313 (106) .415 (85) 2.6% (92) 23.0% (100) 7.8% (85)
MJ Melendez 82 .237 (-) .322 (-) .443 (-) 4.2% (-) 25.6% (-) 11.4% (-)
Nicky Lopez 106 .246 (97) .301 (122) .290 (146) 0.0% (144) 14.4% (22) 6.4% (110)
Salvador Pérez 71 .217 (-) .253 (-) .448 (-) 5.4% (-) 28.4% (-) 3.4% (-)

Dodgers vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Dodgers to win (-239 on the moneyline), while we predict the scoring will go under the total (9 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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