Los Angeles Dodgers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 8/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-195) Kansas City (+165)
The Kansas City Royals (47-67) are hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers (78-33) at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday. The line on this matchup has the Dodgers at -195 while the Royals are sitting at +165. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Tyler Anderson and Brady Singer.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .449 and have struck out 911 times, while drawing a walk on 414 occasions. They have accumulated 567 RBI's as well as 988 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average comes in at .261. The Dodgers have accrued 235 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 144 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 597 runs and have an on-base percentage of .337. As a team, the Los Angeles Dodgers are compiling 5.4 runs per game, which ranks them 1st in the league.
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The Dodgers are sitting with a team earned run average of 2.89 on the season (1st in baseball), and the staff has struck out 973 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.56 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.06. Dodgers pitchers have conceded 97 home runs and also 356 runs (1st in the league). They have walked 273 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.40 as a unit on the season.
Dodgers relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 73 times in addition to having 84 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 76 holds for the season (4th in baseball). The Dodgers relievers have recorded a save percentage of 74.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 121 save situations. They have earned 32 saves for the season and have blown 11 of their 43 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 102 base runners so far this season with 27.5% of those runners crossed the plate. The Dodgers have sent 383 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Dodgers have converted 72.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,913 innings on the field, ranking them 1st in professional baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned a total of 2,971 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 928 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .986 which puts them in 11th in baseball, and they have turned 89 double plays.
Anderson (42-39 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.25 while he has gone up against 3,128 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 731 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 211 free passes. His ERA is 4.31 (357 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.263. Anderson has pitched in 746 innings and is sitting with 639 K's so far in his career.
The Kansas City Royals have tallied an OBP of .309 in addition to a batting average of .246 on the year. They have been rung up on 893 instances (23rd in baseball) and have earned a total of 945 base hits. Kansas City has 98 home runs this year to go along with 431 runs batted in. The Royals have a team SLG% of .383 and they average 3.95 runs per contest (24th in baseball). They have put up 172 doubles, while taking a walk 333 times and recording 450 runs.
The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 569 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.64 (516 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 123 dingers and they give up 5.12 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.457 and have a FIP of 4.46 as a unit on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 1.95 (837 strikeouts vs 430 free passes). They rank 28th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,029.
Sitting with 109 save situations, the Royals have earned 64 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 41 save chances and they have recorded 25 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 135 times in high leverage situations in addition to 133 occasions with runners on base. Kansas City relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 30.8% out of 211 inherited base runners. They are ranked 21st in baseball with a save rate of 61.0%, and they have sent 398 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the year.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 103 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in baseball). The Royals have recorded 1,065 assists, 63 errors and have accumulated 3,004 putouts on the season. In 9,012 innings played, the Royals hold a efficiency on defense of 68.2% (26th in the majors).
So far in his MLB career, Singer has allowed 289 base hits while he has earned 292 punch outs in 290 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 137 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.331 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.98 and he has faced 1,247 hitters so far in his career. Singer (14-19 career mark) is the owner of a 4.24 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-195)
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