The Kansas City Royals (46-66) will square off against the Los Angeles Dodgers (77-33) in Kansas City on Friday, August 12 at Kauffman Stadium. As we move through the home stretch of the regular season, each of these teams will of course be searching for a win. Be sure to catch first pitch at 7:10 PM CT!
For context about Friday’s matchup, how have the Royals and the Dodgers performed against each other in the past?
This season, these teams have battled in one matchup, and the Royals lost to their opponents. In their most recent meeting on March 27, 2022, the score was 5-10 in favor of the Kansas City Royals. The Royals had five runs and eight hits, whereas the Dodgers racked up eight runs on nine hits. We’ll see what unfolds when it all goes down at Kauffman Stadium.
Betting Preview for the Los Angeles Dodgers vs Kansas City Royals MLB Game on August 12 2022
Where: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
When: Friday, August 12, 2022 at 7:10 PM CT
Betting on the Los Angeles Dodgers
Record: (77W-33L) | National League West Standing: 1
The Dodgers outplayed the Minnesota Twins 8-5 in their most recent outing on Wednesday, and we’ll be interested to see if this momentum continues. Overall this season, the team is currently batting .260 thanks in large part to their top hitter, Frederick Freeman, who has a batting average of .317. Defensively, they have an ERA of 2.89 and a .986 fielding percentage. Prior to placing your bet, don’t forget to consult our odds analysis below!
Absences and Injuries
Per the latest inactive report,the Dodgers are without Blake Treinen (Shoulder), Edwin Ríos (Hamstring), Victor González (Elbow), Walker Buehler (Elbow), Clayton Kershaw (Back), Brusdar Graterol (Shoulder), Dustin May (Elbow), Maxwell Muncy (Hand), Yency Almonte (Elbow), Daniel Hudson (ACL), Kevin Pillar (Shoulder), James Nelson (Elbow), Thomas Kahnle (Forearm), and Daniel Duffy (Hand).
Betting on the Kansas City Royals
Record: (47W-66L) | American League Central Standing: 4
In their last game on Thursday, the Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox by a score of 5-3. For the regular season, the overall batting average for the team is currently .248 as Robert Witt Jr. leads the squad hitting .258. Defensively speaking, the Royals hold an ERA of 4.61 and a fielding percentage of .985. Make sure you review our odds analysis below so you have all the info you need at your fingertips!
Absences and Injuries
It’s confirmed that the Royals are missing Taylor Clarke (Oblique), Angel Zerpa (Knee), Raúl Mondesi (Knee), Jacob Brentz (Flexor), Tyler Zuber (Shoulder), and Edward Olivares (Quad).
Los Angeles Dodgers vs Kansas City Royals | Moneyline, Over/Under and Point Spread Odds
Moneyline Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers (-245) at FanDuel
The Los Angeles Dodgers are considered the favorite in this matchup. The club has been having a great beginning to August sporting a winning percentage of. The winning percentage of the Kansas City Royals on the other hand, is less at 63.64% for this month, a record of seven victories in total.
Over/Under Pick: Under 9 Total Runs (-106) at FanDuel
Runline Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 Runs (-160) at FanDuel
The Los Angeles Dodgers will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover the oddsmakers’ runline of -1.5.
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