Los Angeles Dodgers at Kansas City Royals - 8/12/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (47-66) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (77-33)
Game Info: Friday, August 12, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Daniel Lynch (4-7) (4.79) vs Tony Gonsolin (13-1) (2.30)
Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +190 / Los Angeles Dodgers -235 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Dodgers will play the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of their series at Kauffman Stadium on Friday night.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 77-33 this season and have won 10 games in a row. Los Angeles is coming off of a series win against Minnesota, where they won both games played in the mini series. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 2.89 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, and a .215 opponent batting average this season. The Dodgers offense has scored 589 runs with a .262 batting average and a .336 on base percentage. Mookie Betts is batting .275 with 25 home runs and 59 RBI’s for the Dodgers this season. The projected starter for Los Angeles is Tony Gonsolin, who is 13-1 with a 2.30 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP over 109.2 innings pitched this season.
The Kansas City Royals are 47-66 this season and have won five of their last six games. Kansas City is coming off of a series win against the White Sox, where they won three out of the four games played in the series. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 4.61 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP, and a .265 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 447 runs with a .247 batting average and a .310 on base percentage this year. Bobby Witt is batting .256 with 15 home runs and 57 RBI’s for the Royals this season. The projected starter for Kansas City is Daniel Lynch, who is 4-7 with a 4.79 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP over 82.2 innings pitched this season.
Los Angeles is 21-5 in their last 26 games against the AL Central and 40-11 in their last 51 games. The under is 21-4-2 in Los Angeles’ last 27 Friday games. Kansas City is 5-1 in their last 6 games and 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games. The over is 8-2 in Kansas City’s last 10 interleague games. Los Angeles is 5-0 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.
Los Angeles comes into this game as a heavy favorite and is one of the best teams in baseball. The Dodgers have a big lead in the NL West and have the most wins in the MLB. Los Angeles is starting Tony Gonsolin, who has allowed seven runs in his last 11 innings pitched. For the Royals, Daniel Lynch has allowed five earned runs in his last 13 innings of work. I am taking the Dodgers to win this game by two runs as I think Gonsolin will have a great outing against a weaker Royals lineup.