Los Angeles Dodgers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 8/12/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
The Kansas City Royals (46-66) welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers (77-33) at Kauffman Stadium on Friday. The starting pitchers are Tony Gonsolin and Daniel Lynch.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are putting up 5.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in baseball. They have accounted for 581 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .336. The Dodgers have accrued 229 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 140 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 552 RBI's in addition to 970 hits this year, and their average at the plate is at .261. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .448 and have been called out on strikes 897 times, while taking a walk on 404 occasions.
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The Dodgers are sitting with a team ERA of 2.87 so far this year (1st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 959 hitters. They have walked 265 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.36 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.62 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.06. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 94 home runs and 348 runs in total (1st in baseball).
Dodgers pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 71 times in addition to having 83 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 74 holds this year (4th in the league). The Dodgers relievers have recorded a save rate of 74.4% and has come into the game in 119 save situations. They have earned 32 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 11 out of their 43 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 99 runners for the year and 28.3% of those players ended up scoring. The Dodgers have dispatched 375 relievers to the hill on the year.
The Dodgers have turned 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 8,751 innings, which has them ranked 2nd in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers are sitting with 2,917 putouts for the season, as well as 913 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which puts them in 9th in baseball, and they have turned 88 double plays.
Gonsolin has thrown 252 frames and is sitting with 250 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 2.61 (73 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.004. He has surrendered 168 base hits (6.0 hits per 9 innings) with 85 walks. Gonsolin (23-6 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.54 while he has gone up against 1,000 hitters in the major leagues.
Kansas City has a total of 95 HRs for the season to go along with 415 runs batted in. They have hit 168 two-baggers, while walking 322 times as well as scoring 434 runs. The Kansas City Royals have recorded an on-base percentage of .308 and a team batting average of .246 this year. The Royals hold a team slugging percentage of .382 and they score 3.91 runs per game (24th in the league). They have been rung up on 873 occasions (23rd in baseball) and have totaled 918 hits.
The Royals have a WHIP of 1.457 and have a FIP of 4.46 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.94 (814 strikeouts against 419 free passes). They rank 28th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,000. They have given up 120 home runs and they concede 5.13 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 555 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.66 (504 earned runs relinquished).
Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 40 save chances and they have walked away with 24 saves. They are ranked 21st in the league with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 387 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 131 times in high leverage situations and on 128 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 30.0% out of 203 inherited base runners. Sitting with 105 save situations, the Royals have compiled 61 holds and also 16 blown saves.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 101 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in pro baseball). The Royals have recorded 1,042 assists, 60 errors and have accumulated 2,923 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 8,769 innings on the diamond, the Royals have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.3% (26th in the majors).
Lynch (8-13 career mark) has earned a 5.20 ERA while conceding 10.3 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.20 and he has faced 686 batters in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 87 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.573 and having a FIP of 4.4. In his pro baseball career, Lynch has conceded 173 hits while he has accumulated 141 punch outs in 150 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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