Dodgers Host Red Hot Royals

Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers Starter McCarthy Fresh off of DL

The Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Dodgers are in Chavez Ravine on Saturday and they will do battle at Dodger Stadium. Maybe if traffic isn’t too bad the fans can get there in time to see what should be a stellar pitching matchup. First pitch is around 7:15 EST.

Oddsmakers opened the Dodgers as -188-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total opened at 8.5. The Dodgers are now -195-moneyline favorites. The total has inched up to 9.

Brandon McCarthy will be on the mound for the Dodgers The right hander has a 3.25 ERA to go along with a 6-3 record this season. McCarthy is fresh off the 10-day disabled list with what was described as a knee sprain. His last start, that landed him on the DL, was a disaster. He lasted only three innings and had two wild pitches in the 2nd inning.

He was brilliant in his six prior starts. McCarthy threw 34 1/3 innings while allowing 22 hits, eight walks and six runs. The 2017 season has been his best run since 2014. He went 7-5 with a 2.89 in 14 starts with the Yankees after a mid-season trade.

Royals Look to Keep Hot Streak Going

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Ian Kennedy in this game. Kennedy has a 3-6 record and a 4.44 ERA this season. The veteran right-hander has been unbelievable in his last four starts. The Royals have overcome a horrendous April. They had everyone in baseball speculating that the Royals would soon be breaking up the nucleus of their 2015 World Series championship team. With a lot of big name free agents coming up this off-season, they thoughts were understandable.

KC has won 18 of their last 25 to move into contention in the AL Central at the All-Star break. The Royals have won in Kennedy’s last four starts. He has gone six innings or more in three of them. His last start was a gutty 6 2/3 innings in a win over Seattle on a day when the Royals bullpen was spent. He has allowed only 14 hits and six earned runs in those four starts.

Los Angeles was a 4-1 w last night against the Royals. They won as -192 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners ofunder bettors.

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Kansas City 44-40 $971.00 12-12 32-28 12-17 32-23 41-40-3 -0.21
LA Dodgers 57-29 $329.00 17-9 40-20 54-26 3-3 41-43-2 1.8
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
I Kennedy (3-6) ERA: 4.44
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 3, 2017 SEA W 3-1 U 6.2 $135.00
Jun 28, 2017 DET W 8-2 O 7 $135.00
Jun 21, 2017 BOS W 6-4 O 4.2 $121.00
B McCarthy (6-3) ERA: 3.25
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jun 25, 2017 COL W 12-6 O 3 $62.00
Jun 20, 2017 NYM W 12-0 O 6 $47.00
Jun 14, 2017 CLE W 6-4 O 5.1 $122.00

Bullpen

Kansas City’s relievers have pitched 10.2 innings in the last 3 games.
LA Dodgers’s relievers have pitched 8.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
Kansas City Royals – I Kennedy
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jun 13, 2015 2-1 SD 7 4 1 1 1 4 No Decision
May 23, 2015 2-0 LA 6 6 2 2 0 6 Loss
Apr 25, 2015 11-8 LA 4.1 8 8 8 1 2 Loss
Sep 10, 2014 4-0 LA 6 10 3 3 1 5 Loss
Aug 30, 2014 2-1 SD 7 4 1 1 3 8 No Decision

Los Angeles Dodgers – B McCarthy

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Sep 6, 2014 6-2 NYY 6.2 6 2 2 1 4 Win
Aug 15, 2012 3-2 KC 6.2 7 3 2 0 4 Loss
Jun 2, 2012 9-3 OAK 6 8 2 2 2 2 Win
Apr 11, 2012 5-4 OAK 6 6 2 2 2 4 No Decision
May 7, 2011 4-3 KC 8.1 7 4 4 2 3 Loss
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.23 24 3.36 1
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.29 23 2.91 1
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 5.16 4 4.44 10
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.50 6 4.63 15

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Jun 25, 2014 LA 5 KC 4 -161 7.5 O Dan Haren (R) James Shields (R) 10 9 2 3 2 10
Jun 24, 2014 LA 2 KC 0 142 7 U Clayton Kershaw (L) Danny Duffy (L) 6 6 5 1 8 10
Jun 23, 2014 LA 3 KC 5 -107 7.5 O Zack Greinke (R) Jeremy Guthrie (R) 8 11 0 0 7 4
Jun 16, 2005 LA 6 KC 9 125 9 O Derek Lowe (R) Zack Greinke (R) 12 15 5 3 5 2
Jun 15, 2005 LA 1 KC 3 150 9.5 U Brad Penny (R) Jose Lima (R) 5 8 1 1 7 8
Jun 14, 2005 LA 2 KC 3 102 9 U Jeff Weaver (R) Runlevys Hernandez (R) 9 7 1 2 6 7
Jun 5, 2003 KC 2 LA 5 -240 6.5 O Darrell May (L) Kevin Brown (R) 5 7 1 1 8 2
Jun 4, 2003 KC 2 LA 1 -185 7 U Kyle Snyder (R) Hideo Nomo (R) 7 3 2 0 10 8
Jun 3, 2003 KC 3 LA 4 -180 7.5 U Jeremy Affeldt (L) Odalis Perez (L) 8 10 1 7 10 6

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference
Kansas City Royals
record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 43-40 24-19 19-21 12-15 32-25 40-40-3 11-12 32-28
Last 10 6-4 3-2 3-2 2-1 4-3 7-3 2-1 4-3
vs Div 13-21 9-10 4-11 4-10 9-11 18-14-2 2-8 11-13
vs AL 38-38 23-18 15-20 11-14 28-24 35-38-3 9-12 29-26
vs NL 5-2 1-1 4-1 1-1 4-1 5-2 2-0 3-2

Los Angeles Dodgers

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 56-29 34-11 22-18 53-25 3-4 41-42-2 17-9 39-20
Last 10 7-3 4-1 3-2 7-3 0-0 3-6-1 4-0 3-3
vs Div 22-17 11-6 11-11 22-17 0-0 18-20-1 13-6 9-11
vs AL 4-3 1-1 3-2 3-3 1-0 4-3 0-0 4-3
vs NL 52-26 33-10 19-16 50-22 2-4 37-39-2 17-9 35-17
Team Last 5 Games
Kansas City Royals
Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jul 5, 2017 SEA 9-6 W 122 9 J Vargas 5 Ariel Miranda A
Jul 4, 2017 SEA 7-3 W 119 9 D Duffy 5.2 Felix Hernandez A
Jul 3, 2017 SEA 3-1 W 135 9 I Kennedy 6.2 Andrew Moore A
Jul 2, 2017 MIN 6-2 W -115 10.5 T Wood 4 H Santiago H
Jul 1, 2017 MIN 5-10 L -140 9.5 J Hammel 5.1 Felix Jorge H

Los Angeles Dodgers

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Jul 5, 2017 ARI 1-0 W -242 7.5 A Wood 7 Zack Godley H
Jul 4, 2017 ARI 4-3 W -315 7.5 C Kershaw 7 P Corbin H
Jul 2, 2017 SD 3-5 L -218 8 Kenta Maeda 3.2 J Chacin A
Jul 1, 2017 SD 8-0 W -200 8.5 R Hill 7 Dillon Overton A
Jun 30, 2017 SD 10-4 W -205 7.5 A Wood 6 C Richard A

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Next up:
Kansas City at Los Angeles Sunday, July 9

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