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.


Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
Kansas City44-40$971.0012-1232-2812-1732-2341-40-3-0.21
LA Dodgers57-29$329.0017-940-2054-263-341-43-21.8
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
I Kennedy (3-6) ERA: 4.44
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 3, 2017SEAW3-1U6.2$135.00
Jun 28, 2017DETW8-2O7$135.00
Jun 21, 2017BOSW6-4O4.2$121.00
B McCarthy (6-3) ERA: 3.25
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jun 25, 2017COLW12-6O3$62.00
Jun 20, 2017NYMW12-0O6$47.00
Jun 14, 2017CLEW6-4O5.1$122.00


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
DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Jun 13, 20152-1SD741114No Decision
May 23, 20152-0LA662206Loss
Apr 25, 201511-8LA4.188812Loss
Sep 10, 20144-0LA6103315Loss
Aug 30, 20142-1SD741138No Decision

Los Angeles Dodgers – B McCarthy

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Sep 6, 20146-2NYY6.262214Win
Aug 15, 20123-2KC6.273204Loss
Jun 2, 20129-3OAK682222Win
Apr 11, 20125-4OAK662224No Decision
May 7, 20114-3KC8.174423Loss
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense4.23243.361
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense4.29232.911
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense5.1644.4410
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense5.5064.6315

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Jun 25, 2014LA5KC4-1617.5ODan Haren (R)James Shields (R)10923210
Jun 24, 2014LA2KC01427UClayton Kershaw (L)Danny Duffy (L)6651810
Jun 23, 2014LA3KC5-1077.5OZack Greinke (R)Jeremy Guthrie (R)8110074
Jun 16, 2005LA6KC91259ODerek Lowe (R)Zack Greinke (R)12155352
Jun 15, 2005LA1KC31509.5UBrad Penny (R)Jose Lima (R)581178
Jun 14, 2005LA2KC31029UJeff Weaver (R)Runlevys Hernandez (R)971267
Jun 5, 2003KC2LA5-2406.5ODarrell May (L)Kevin Brown (R)571182
Jun 4, 2003KC2LA1-1857UKyle Snyder (R)Hideo Nomo (R)7320108
Jun 3, 2003KC3LA4-1807.5UJeremy Affeldt (L)Odalis Perez (L)81017106

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference
Kansas City Royals
recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 106-43-23-22-14-37-32-14-3
vs Div13-219-104-114-109-1118-14-22-811-13
vs AL38-3823-1815-2011-1428-2435-38-39-1229-26
vs NL5-21-14-11-14-15-22-03-2

Los Angeles Dodgers

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 107-34-13-27-30-03-6-14-03-3
vs Div22-1711-611-1122-170-018-20-113-69-11
vs AL4-31-13-23-31-04-30-04-3
vs NL52-2633-1019-1650-222-437-39-217-935-17
Team Last 5 Games
Kansas City Royals
DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 5, 2017SEA9-6W1229J Vargas5Ariel MirandaA
Jul 4, 2017SEA7-3W1199D Duffy5.2Felix HernandezA
Jul 3, 2017SEA3-1W1359I Kennedy6.2Andrew MooreA
Jul 2, 2017MIN6-2W-11510.5T Wood4H SantiagoH
Jul 1, 2017MIN5-10L-1409.5J Hammel5.1Felix JorgeH

Los Angeles Dodgers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 5, 2017ARI1-0W-2427.5A Wood7Zack GodleyH
Jul 4, 2017ARI4-3W-3157.5C Kershaw7P CorbinH
Jul 2, 2017SD3-5L-2188Kenta Maeda3.2J ChacinA
Jul 1, 2017SD8-0W-2008.5R Hill7Dillon OvertonA
Jun 30, 2017SD10-4W-2057.5A Wood6C RichardA

Weather in
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Weather is Mostly Sunny  102°F

Mostly Sunny
Humidity is 37%
Wind is South 7 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
Pressure is N/A inHg

Forecast for Los Angeles


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

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