Kansas City Royals vs LA Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks 6/16/24

LA Dodgers (43-28) vs Kansas City Royals (40-31)

Game Info: Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 4:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Tyler Glasnow (6-5) (3.24) vs Brady Singer (4-3) (3.30)

Betting Odds: LA Dodgers -223 / Kansas City Royals +200 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Dodgers square off Sunday in MLB action from Dodger Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs LA Dodgers Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Kansas City Royals will send out Brady Singer for the start here and Singer is 4-3 with a 3.30 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. In his career, Singer is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA and 11 strikeouts against the Dodgers. Los Angeles will send out Tyler Glasnow here and Glasnow is 6-5 with a 3.24 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. In his career, Glasnow is 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA and 38 strikeouts against the Royals.

Kansas City Royals Recap

The Kansas City Royals come into this one looking to win the series after pulling off the 7-2 upset of the Dodgers on Saturday to even the set up at one win apiece. The win gave the Royals a chance to bounce back from their series loss to the New York Yankees to start the week.

Royals Finally Break Out On Saturday

Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 95 hits including 11 home runs, 51 RBIs and team-highs of 7 triples and 19 doubles with 20 stolen bases. Salvador Perez also has 11 home runs with 45 RBIs and 15 doubles. Nelson Velazquez also has a team-high 60 strikeouts while Maikel Garcia has 5 home runs, 38 RBIs and 17 stolen bases along with 3 triples and 14 doubles this season. Vinnie Pasquantino has 19 doubles with 7 homers and 46 RBIs of his own on the year.

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

  • The Dodgers have lost four of their last five games as favorites after playing the previous day.
  • The Royals have won three of their last four games as underdogs against the Dodgers.
  • The Dodgers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games as favorites after playing the previous day.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in seven of the Dodgers' last eight games.

Los Angeles Dodgers Recap

The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to rebound and win the series after their loss to Kansas City on Saturday. The loss put the Dodgers at risk of back-to-back series losses after their series loss to the Rangers to start the week.

Dodgers Still Showing Inconsistencies In Recent Games

Shohei Ohtani has 84 hits including a team-high 17 home runs, 18 doubles and 44 RBIs with a .305 batting average while Mookie Betts has 86 hits with 16 doubles, 3 triples, 10 homers and 40 RBIs of his own. Teoscar Hernandez also has 17 home runs with 50 RBIs and a team-high 86 strikeouts. Betts also has 9 stolen bases while Ohtani has a team-high 15 stolen bases. Freddie Freeman also has 42 RBIs with 20 doubles and Will Smith has added 16 doubles, 10 home runs and 42 RBIs.

Why the Los Angeles Dodgers will win

  • The Dodgers have won each of their last seven home games against AL Central opponents following a loss.
  • The Royals have lost each of their last seven games against National League opponents following a win.
  • The Dodgers have covered the run line in four of their last five day games against AL Central opponents following a loss.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line in three of their last four day games against NL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Dodgers have led after 5 innings in each of their last seven day games at Dodger Stadium against AL Central opponents.
  • The Dodgers have led after 3 innings in each of their last five day games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.

Kansas City Royals vs LA Dodgers Prediction

I’m on the Royals here. I get why the Dodgers are favored here, but I’m not paying a name brand price just because it’s Tyler Glasnow. Glasnow has a solid reputation for his strikeout game, but he’s been hit in recent starts and the Royals, despite some recent issues still have a lot of pop in those bats. Singer’s had issues on the road in his career, but this price is a bit much in my opinion. Give me the Royals and the plus money.

Chris’s Pick Kansas City +200

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