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    The Los Angeles Dodgers (77-33) will attempt to keep a 10-game winning streak going when they visit the Kansas City Royals (47-66) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. The Dodgers are favored (-249) over the Royals (+201). Tony Gonsolin starts for Los Angeles, and Daniel Lynch is Kansas City’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Dodgers vs. Royals

    • Game Day: Friday, August 12, 2022
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
    Dodgers vs Royals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Dodgers -249 9

    Dodgers Stats & Trends

    Dodgers Batting

    • The Dodgers are sixth in baseball with 143 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
    • The Dodgers’ .261 batting average is third-best in the majors.
    • The Dodgers have a league-best .336 on-base percentage.
    • The Dodgers’ 8.2 strikeouts per game rank 11th in the league.
    • The Dodgers have hit 70 homers on the road this season (1.3 per game).
    • The Dodgers have a .443 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.6 extra-base hits per game away from home.
    • On the road this season the club averages 9.3 hits per game and is batting .264.

    Dodgers Key Batters

    • Freddie Freeman has an OPS of .919, fueled by an OBP of .398 to go with a slugging percentage of .521. All three of those stats rank first among Los Angeles hitters this season.
    • Among all qualifying hitters, Freeman ranks third in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks fifth, and he is 11th in slugging.
    • Freeman has hit safely in three straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .294 with two walks and three RBI.
    • Trea Turner leads Los Angeles in slugging percentage (.504) thanks to 50 extra-base hits.
    • Among qualified hitters, Turner’s batting average ranks him seventh, his on-base percentage 43rd, and his slugging percentage 16th.
    • Turner enters this matchup looking to extend his six-game hit streak. In his last 10 games he is batting .286 with three doubles, two home runs, a walk and eight RBI.
    • Mookie Betts leads Los Angeles with 106 hits. He is batting .275 this season and 49 of his hits have gone for extra bases.
    • Betts heads into this game with six games in a row with at least one hit. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .333 with five doubles, two home runs, a walk and seven RBI.
    • Will Smith has been key for Los Angeles with 95 hits, an OBP of .363 plus a slugging percentage of .478.
    • Smith has hit safely in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .500 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and seven RBI.

    Royals Stats & Trends

    Royals Batting

    • The Royals’ 97 home runs rank 26th in MLB this season.
    • The Royals have a team batting average of .247 this season, which ranks 13th among MLB teams.
    • The Royals have an on-base percentage of .310 this season, which ranks 19th in the league.
    • The Royals rank eighth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.8 whiffs per contest.
    • In 60 games at home this season, they’ve hit 48 homers, an average of 0.8 per contest.
    • They are slugging .398 in 60 home games this season.
    • In 60 home games this season, they have a batting average of .260 while averaging 8.6 base hits per contest.

    Royals Key Batters

    • Bobby Witt Jr. has put up a team-high slugging percentage (.444) while pacing the Royals in hits (101).
    • Including all the qualifying players in the big leagues, Witt Jr.’s batting average puts him 73rd, his on-base percentage ranks 125th, and he is 56th in slugging.
    • Witt Jr. hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .235 with two walks and two RBI.
    • Hunter Dozier’s .311 on-base percentage leads his team.
    • Including all qualified players, Dozier ranks 96th in batting average, 108th in on-base percentage and 90th in slugging percentage.
    • MJ Melendez is batting .237 with 14 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs and 38 walks.
    • Nicky Lopez has 11 doubles, two triples and 23 walks while batting .246.

    Dodgers vs. Royals Probable Pitchers

    Gonsolin Lynch
    20 GS 17
    13-1 W-L 4-7
    2.30 ERA 4.79
    109.2 IP 82.2
    29 BB 33
    102 SO 86

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