Dodgers vs Royals Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Saturday, August 13

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On Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers (78-33) are visiting the Kansas City Royals (47-67), at 7:10 PM ET. The Dodgers have won 11 straight. Andrew Heaney (1-0) is the starter for the Dodgers, and Brad Keller (6-12) for the Royals.

On the road for this game, the Dodgers (-266) are heavily favored to beat the Royals (+219). The total in this contest is 9.5.

Dodgers vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Los Angeles Dodgers (-1.5)

Moneyline

Dodgers (-266)

Total

9.5 Runs (Over: -105, Under: -116)

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

  • Game Day: Saturday, August 13, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 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 defeated the Royals 8-3 yesterday, with Tony Gonsolin getting the win (6.00 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 3 K) and Trayce Thompson leading the way offensively (going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI). Josh Staumont (0.00 IP, 5 R, 4 H, 0 K) took the loss for the Royals.

Betting Trends

Dodgers Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Dodgers have won 77 out of the 109 games, or 70.6%, in which they’ve been favored. This season, Los Angeles has won 10 of its 15 games, or 66.7%, when favored by at least -266 on the moneyline. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Dodgers have a 72.7% chance to win. Games involving Los Angeles have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 46 of 111 chances this season. The Dodgers are 70-41-0 against the spread in their 111 chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Freddie Freeman 111 .322 (3) .398 (5) .521 (12) 3.0% (80) 14.9% (30) 10.9% (35)
Trea Turner 111 .309 (5) .348 (37) .503 (16) 3.7% (48) 18.4% (64) 5.7% (128)
Mookie Betts 96 .275 (42) .346 (42) .532 (10) 5.7% (9) 16.5% (47) 9.2% (64)
Will Smith 97 .274 (43) .361 (26) .474 (29) 4.0% (36) 15.9% (42) 10.4% (41)
Gavin Lux 103 .293 (26) .370 (15) .420 (78) 1.1% (138) 17.1% (54) 11.1% (32)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have won in 36, or 39.1%, of the 92 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This year, Kansas City has won three of 11 games when listed as at least +219 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 31.3% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Kansas City’s games have gone over the total in 56 of their 114 opportunities. The Royals are 55-59-0 against the spread in their 114 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr. 104 .251 (86) .295 (129) .437 (63) 3.5% (53) 22.7% (99) 5.2% (132)
Hunter Dozier 95 .249 (92) .313 (107) .415 (86) 2.6% (92) 23.0% (101) 7.8% (85)
MJ Melendez 83 .235 (-) .324 (-) .440 (-) 4.2% (-) 25.3% (-) 11.9% (-)
Salvador Pérez 72 .218 (-) .253 (-) .456 (-) 5.7% (-) 28.0% (-) 3.3% (-)
Nicky Lopez 107 .243 (101) .298 (126) .287 (147) 0.0% (145) 14.2% (20) 6.3% (113)

Dodgers vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Dodgers to pick up the win (-266 on the moneyline), while we project the total score will go under the total (9.5 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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