Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/24/14
Los Angeles Dodgers (42-35) at Kansas City Royals (39-36)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Clayton Kershaw (L) (7-2) (2.518) vs. Danny Duffy (L) (3-5) (2.905)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +149 / Los Angeles Dodgers -159 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNet LA, FSN-KC, MLB Net
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals play game two of three on Tuesday night.
The Dodgers have won seven of their last 10 games overall, but are 2-4 in their last six road games. The Dodgers pitching has allowed three or less runs in six of their last 10 games and have the fifth best ERA in baseball at 3.32. In fact, the Dodgers have won 10 straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Adrian Gonzalez has an RBI in five straight games and Hanley Ramirez has a 10-game hitting streak. Clayton Kershaw takes the hill, and he’s 7-2 with a 2.52 ERA and has 86 strikeouts in 64.1 innings. This is Kershaw’s first career game against the Royals.
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The Royals snapped a four-game losing streak with a win on Monday and are back to four games above .500. While it hasn’t been the case all season the Royals offense has picked up the pace, scoring four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. Alex Gordon has scored a run in eight of his last 10 games and Billy Butler has 15 hits in his last 10 games. The Royals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.69. Danny Duffy gets the nod, and he’s 4-6 with a 2.80 ERA and has 47 strikeouts in 61 innings. This is Duffy’s first career game against the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are 4-1 in Kershaw's last 5 road starts and 2-5 in Kershaw's last 7 road starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Royals are 7-2 in Duffy's last 9 home starts and 12-5 in Duffy's last 17 starts overall.
Anything less than -200 should be considered great value when Kershaw is on the mound. As long as you feel the price is right, take the Dodgers in this spot.