Royals vs Dodgers Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2022

The Royals (47-66) will go up against the Dodgers (77-33) in Kansas City on Saturday, August 13 at Kauffman Stadium. Each of the rivals will of course be searching for a win as they work their way through the final third of the regular season. Don’t miss the first pitch at 6:10 p.m. CT!

For their upcoming game, the Royals lost to their opponents. In their most recent meeting on March 27, 2022, the score was 5-10 in favor of the Royals. The Royals had five runs to the Dodgers eight runs. Be sure to tune in and see how it all unfolds at Kauffman Stadium.

Royals vs Dodgers Prediction

The bookmakers think this should be a win for the Dodgers. Bovada has them at odds of -20000 for victory, while Kansas City are +1800. The predicted number of total runs is 10.

The last time they played, the Royals outplayed the White Sox on Thursday, by a 5-3 margin. Led by their top hitter, Robert Witt Jr., who has a batting average of .258, the team is currently batting .248 so far this season. In terms of defense, the team carries an ERA of 4.61 and a .985 fielding percentage.

The Dodgers beat the Twins 8-5 the last time they played on Wednesday. The overall batting average for the team right now is .303, with Frederick Freeman leading his team hitting .317. In terms of defense, the team has an ERA of 2.89 and a .986 fielding percentage. Check out our evaluation of the odds and place your bets based on the teams’ recent performances!

The latest squad news is that the Royals are without Taylor Clarke (Oblique), Angel Zerpa (Knee), Raúl Mondesi (Knee), Jacob Brentz (Flexor), Tyler Zuber (Shoulder) and Edward Olivares (Quad). And 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), Yency Almonte (Elbow), Daniel Hudson (ACL), Kevin Pillar (Shoulder), James Nelson (Elbow), Thomas Kahnle (Forearm) and Daniel Duffy (Hand).

Moneyline Pick: Dodgers (-20000) at Betfred

The team is considered the favorite looking at the betting market. In their last confrontation against these opponents, the Royals won 5-10.

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Royals vs Dodgers Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Los Angeles (-20000), Kansas City (+1800) at Unibet
  • Run Line: Los Angeles -5.5 (+190), Kansas City 5.5 (-250) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 10 Runs (-125), Over 10 Runs (-105) at BetMGM

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Royals vs Dodgers Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Royals 0.19%, Dodgers 1.22%
  • Win % as underdog: Royals 0.53%, Dodgers 0.02%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Kansas City 6-4, Los Angeles 10-0

Runline Pick: Dodgers -5.5 Runs (+190) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Dodgers will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 10 Total Runs (-125) at SugarHouse

Wager: 0.5 units

The Royals have averaged 5.1 runs per game over their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Dodgers have recorded 5.1 runs during the same period of time.


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