Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

At 4:10 PM ET, the Royals and Dodgers face off in an interleague matchup. This one is being played at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and the Dodgers are the heavy favorite on the money line, with their odds sitting at -260. The money line odds for a Royals win are sitting at +215, and the over/under line is at 8 runs.

SNLA will be televising Sunday's matchup, and the Royals are 41-31 this season, while the Dodgers are 43-29. Brady Singer is starting for the Royals, and he is facing off against Tyler Glasnow for the Dodgers.

Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Royals at Dodgers
  • Where: Dodger Stadium Los Angeles
  • Date: Sunday, June 16th
  • Betting Odds LAD -260 | KC +215 O/U 8

Royals vs Dodgers Last Game Recap

Thanks to a four-run 6th inning for the Royals' offense, they cruised to a 7-2 win over the Dodgers in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Royals were at +200 on the money line.

The starting pitching matchup for this game featured Seth Lugo for the Royals, and he went six innings while giving up two runs and picked up a win. Blake Treinen got the loss for the Dodgers, going just two innings and giving up two earned runs.

Kansas City got a huge performance from MJ Melendez, as he went 2/4 with a home run and four RBIs. Both Bobby Witt Jr. and Teoscar Hernandez each drove in two for the Royals' offense.

Royals Preview

Overall, the Royals have a 41-31 record and are 13-9 against division rivals. They are 16-17 on the road and 25-14 at home. As underdogs, they are 22-22 straight up and 29-15 against the run line. The Royals' average run margin for the season is +0.9 runs per game, and their O/U record is 33-37.

Today's O/U line of 8 runs is lower than usual, as 55.6% of their games have had higher total lines. When the O/U line is set at 8 runs, the Royals have an 8-5-1 O/U record. The series vs. the Dodgers is currently tied at one game apiece.

Right-hander Brady Singer is starting for the Royals today as he faces the Dodgers on the road. Singer has made 13 starts this year and has a record of 4-3 with a 3.30 ERA. Looking at his overall numbers, Singer has a WHIP of 1.23 and opponents are batting .237 this year. In his last outing, he took the loss, giving up six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. Before that, he had gone three straight starts without giving up more than two earned runs. Singer has made four quality starts this year.

So far this season, the Royals have been one of the league's best offensive teams, averaging 4.9 runs per game (6th) and batting a collective .251 (5th). They have been even better at home, averaging 5.4 runs per game. Overall, they are 14th in home runs and have the league's 8th best isolated power figure. Kansas City's lineup has been tough to strike out, as they are 3rd in the league in fewest strikeouts.

Bobby Witt Jr. and Salvador Perez have been the Royals' top power threats this season, as they are tied for the team lead with 11 homers. Witt Jr. comes into the game with a batting average of .326 and has gone 12/34 in his last eight games. Perez is also swinging a hot bat, with a season-long batting average of .297.

Dodgers Preview

Los Angeles is 43-29 overall and leads the NL West by seven games over the Padres. Their series record is 14-10, and they are tied with the Royals in overall series wins. The Dodgers have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games.

When favored, the Dodgers are 33-34 on the run line, and their games have gone over the average O/U line of 8 runs in 36 of 72 games. The over is 3-6 in games with an O/U line of 8 runs.

Right-hander Tyler Glasnow gets the start for the Dodgers today as he faces the Royals at home. He has made 14 starts this season and has a record of 6-5 with a 3.24 ERA. Opponents are batting just .171 off Glasnow this season, and he has a WHIP of .94. So far, he has turned in nine quality starts and is averaging 12.14 strikeouts per nine innings. In his last outing, Glasnow gave up five earned runs in six innings of work, taking the loss. Before that, he had given up just one earned run in two straight outings.

Los Angeles comes into the game as the league's top-scoring team, averaging 4.9 runs per game. They have been even better at home, putting up an average of 5 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .256, which is the 2nd best mark in the league and have the top on-base percentage in the league. The Dodgers also have the league's top OPS and are 3rd in home runs.

Teoscar Hernandez has been red hot for the Dodgers, going 12/37 with five homers over his last 10 games. For the season, he is batting .261 and is tied for the team lead with 17 homers. Mookie Betts has also been swinging a hot bat, as he comes into the game on a nine-game hitting streak. For the season, he is batting .307 with 10 homers.

Royals vs. Dodgers Prediction: Over 8 Runs -108

Our prediction for this Dodgers vs. Royals matchup is to take the over, with the line currently sitting at 8 runs. Our predicted final score is 6-5 in favor of the Dodgers, giving us some nice cushion on the over/under line.

Looking at some potential starting pitcher props, Tyler Glasnow is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which has him as one of the top strikeout options on today's slate. As for Brady Singer, his strikeout prediction is five, and he is also one of the starters we have giving up the most earned runs.

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