Betting Matchup Preview
- Who: Los Angeles Dodgers vs.Kansas City Royals
- When: August 12, 2022
- Time: 8:10 p.m. EST
- Where: Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City, MO)
Betting Odds Summary
- Moneyline: Dodgers -250, Royals +205
- Runline: Dodgers -1.5 (-155), Royals +1.5 (+130)
- Total: Over/Under 9 Runs (-120/+100)
On Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers (77-33) and the Kansas City Royals (47-66) kick off a three-game series following the Dodgers’ day off and the Royals’ four-game series triumph over the Chicago White Sox. The Dodgers have won their last 10 games in a row, and they have done so by at least 10 runs in each of those games. The Royals are currently in the middle of a rebuild and are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.
Tony Gonsolin, a Cy Young candidate for the Dodgers, will take the mound on Friday. He has a 2.30 ERA and 0.89 WHIP this season. There hasn’t been a good outing in his last five, and that includes his All-Star Game performance, where he just went an inning. He has a 6.14 ERA across his last four starts, covering 22 innings of work. He has given up 15 earned runs during that time.
The Royals will counter Gonsolin with teenage lefty Daniel Lynch. Lynch’s MLB career has gotten off to a shaky start, with a 5.20 earned run average through 32 games. He has a 4.79 ERA and a sky-high 1.52 WHIP for 2022. He is also allowing opposing hitters to hit with an average exit velocity and a hard-hit rate in the fourth percentile this season.
One of the best streaks in MLB history has been largely attributable to the Dodgers’ offence. Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy, who had been struggling, have found their patterns and are contributing to the offence with veterans like Trea Turner and Freddie Freeman. In contrast, with a 96 wRC+ as a team, the Royals are 21st in the league, or 4% below average.
Dodgers infielder Max Muncy was removed from Wednesday’s game with a hand contusion and may not play on Friday. Not a single important contributor to the Royals’ success is listed as questionable due to injury. Edward Olivares (quadriceps) and Adalberto Mondesi (knee) have missed significant time as outfielders for the team so far in 2022.
Our baseball betting guide will help you find alternative methods to extract value from this matchup despite the fact that the moneyline may not offer much in the way of value due to the obvious disparity in skill levels between the two teams.
Our Best Bet Today
Betting on the over 9 runs in Friday’s game between the Dodgers and Royals is a viable option (-120). These betting odds are provided by FanDuel Sportsbook. The payout for a $100 bet, including the return of the stake, would be $183.33.
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With their offence clicking, the Dodgers should put up big numbers against one of the league’s worst starting pitchers (Lynch). Even though the Royals lack the necessary pieces to counter Gonsolin, the right-hander has given up a lot of walks as of late, giving the Royals plenty of scoring opportunities.
Our Same-Game Parlay
Multiple bets on different outcomes of the same game are referred to as a “same-game parlay,” and are treated as a single wager. Read our analysis of the format and tactics of same-game parlays for more information.
There’s a lot of money that might be won in a DIY same-game parlay for this Dodgers-Royals game. We’ve narrowed your options down to these three specific bets:
LA Dodgers Moneyline (-250)
Expect a Run from Mookie Betts (-230)
The Over/Under Was Set at 9 (-120)
It’s hard to argue against betting on the Dodgers right now, since they are riding a 10-game winning run and taking on the weak Kansas City Royals. Betts, who missed the first two weeks of the season with an injury, now leads the National League in runs scored (81) and is the leadoff man for the Dodgers. Because both starters are struggling, we also favour the over nine runs in this game.
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