Los Angeles Dodgers at Kansas City Royals Free MLB Predictions & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/23/2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:10 PM on SNLA, FSKC
Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Los Angeles Dodgers - Kershaw, C (7-2) vs. Kansas City Royals - Duffy, D (4-6)
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On Tuesday night, Clayton Kershaw will try to win his fifth game in a row when the Los Angeles Dodgers face lefty Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals.
Against the Colorado Rockies last Wednesday, Clayton Kershaw had one of the best pitching performances in Major League history when he picked up his first career no-hitter. One error kept him from being able to nail down the perfect game, but he did strike out 15 batters without walking anyone. Through 10 starts, Kershaw is 7-2 with a very solid 2.52 ERA and he has 86 strikeouts in 64.1 innings of work.
Royals outfielder Justin Maxwell has no hits in his seven at-bats against Kershaw and he has been struck out five times. Veteran Omar Infante is 2-for-9 against him with a walk and a strikeout.
25-year-old starter Danny Duffy lost his sixth game of the season on Thursday when he was defeated by the Detroit Tigers on the road. He pitched seven innings in that outing and allowed just two runs on three hits while walking one and striking out five. Duffy has been very good for the Royals this year with a 2.80 ERA and just five home runs given up in 61 innings.
Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez is one of only two players on his team who has faced Duffy, and he is 2-for-5 against him with a double, three walks and an RBI.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 38-35-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.5
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals are 35-36-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Kansas City Royals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
06/18/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
06/15/14 3B Chone Figgins Quad 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL
05/29/14 LF Carl Crawford Ankle 15-day DL (5/28)
05/21/14 3B Juan Uribe Hamstring 15-day DL (5/20)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Kansas City Royals
06/21/14 RF Norichika Aoki Groin 15-day DL
06/01/14 3B Danny Valencia Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
05/02/14 P Bruce Chen Back 15-day DL (4/25)
03/30/14 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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