Dodgers vs Royals Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Sunday, August 14

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At Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, the Kansas City Royals meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (12 straight wins) at 2:10 PM ET. Tyler Anderson (13-1) is the starter for the Dodgers, and Brady Singer (5-4) for the Royals.

The Dodgers (-255) are heavy moneyline favorites, despite being on the road at the Royals (+210).
The game’s total is 9.

Dodgers vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Los Angeles Dodgers (-1.5)

Moneyline

Dodgers (-255)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -103, Under: -118)

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

  • Game Day: Sunday, August 14, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 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
Joel Payamps Bereavement List Undisclosed

Last Time Out: Dodgers and Royals

These squads play again following the Dodgers’ 13-3 victory over the Royals yesterday. Phil Bickford (1.00 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 K) picked up the win for the Dodgers. Max Muncy went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and four RBI to lead the team on offense. Brad Keller (3.00 IP, 8 R, 9 H, 3 K) took the loss on the mound for the Royals.

Betting Trends

Dodgers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Dodgers have been favorites in 110 games this season and won 78 (70.9%) of those contests. Los Angeles has entered 21 games this season favored by -255 or more and is 14-7 in those contests. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Dodgers have a 71.8% chance to win. Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 47 of their 112 opportunities. The Dodgers have an ATS record of 71-41-0 in 112 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Freddie Freeman 112 .320 (3) .399 (6) .518 (13) 3.0% (79) 15.0% (29) 11.2% (30)
Trea Turner 112 .309 (5) .348 (40) .502 (16) 3.7% (48) 18.7% (64) 5.7% (127)
Mookie Betts 97 .280 (35) .350 (36) .542 (8) 5.9% (9) 16.4% (44) 9.1% (64)
Will Smith 98 .277 (40) .364 (23) .483 (24) 4.2% (35) 15.7% (37) 10.6% (37)
Gavin Lux 104 .296 (21) .373 (15) .430 (71) 1.3% (134) 16.9% (47) 11.3% (29)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have been underdogs in 93 games this season and have come away with the win 36 times (38.7%) in those contests. This season, Kansas City has been victorious three times in 13 chances when named as an underdog of at least +210 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 32.3% chance of walking away with the win. Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 57 of their 115 opportunities. The Royals are 55-60-0 against the spread in their 115 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. 105 .253 (78) .296 (127) .437 (63) 3.5% (56) 22.5% (95) 5.1% (136)
Hunter Dozier 96 .249 (93) .313 (108) .414 (83) 2.6% (92) 23.3% (103) 7.8% (86)
MJ Melendez 84 .232 (-) .323 (-) .434 (-) 4.1% (-) 25.2% (-) 12.0% (-)
Salvador Pérez 73 .218 (-) .253 (-) .453 (-) 5.6% (-) 28.3% (-) 3.3% (-)
Nicky Lopez 108 .243 (102) .298 (125) .287 (147) 0.0% (146) 14.2% (20) 6.3% (114)

Dodgers vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Dodgers to win (-255 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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