Royals vs Dodgers Prediction, Picks, and Odds for Today’s MLB Game

Brady Singer's been the victim of the quick hook more often than not lately, and our MLB betting picks don't expect him to pitch deep vs. the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon.

Phil Naessens - Betting Analyst at Covers.com
Phil Naessens • Betting Analyst
Jun 16, 2024 • 11:29 ET • 4 min read
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are hoping to stave off their second consecutive home series loss when they host the Kansas City Royals in the rubber game of their three-game series. 

Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer has seen better days against left-handed sticks, and he’ll see at least five of them today when the Royals meet the Dodgers on Sunday, June 16. 

Read on for my full Royals vs. Dodgers predictions and MLB picks.

Royals vs Dodgers prediction

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Brady Singer Under 17.5 outs (-130 at DraftKings)

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My analysis

Righty Brady Singer takes the hill today for the Kansas City Royals, and he’s coming off a tough home start against the New York Yankees. He scattered seven hits with six earned runs and six strikeouts across 5 2/3 frames in a 10-1 loss.

Singer seems to have fallen into the short-hook phase of the season. He’s failed to pitch into the sixth inning across five of his past six starts and has a tough one today against a somewhat struggling yet powerful Los Angeles Dodgers lineup.

Singer deploys a diet of sinkers and sliders; the slider is the most effective of the two, but he’s had difficulties getting outs recently and his .294 BABIP and struggles against lefties (4.74 xFIP) gives the L.A. sticks an edge. 

The Dodgers boast the sixth-highest run differential in the game (+98) but lately they haven’t shown that; they’ve scored 24 runs across the first five games of this home-stand (15 in one game) but their .291 BABIP and .756 OPS against righties suggests that could change today.

Short stints on the bump are the soundtrack across five of Singers' last six starts. His road BABIP is too high and he meets a Dodgers offense with a BABIP of their own that is considerably higher than their team batting average. Singer doesn’t have the heat to blow the Dodgers’ left-handed bats away and his strikeout percentage is six points lower on the road than at home.

Look for another quick hook for Singer today.

Royals vs Dodgers same-game parlay (SGP)

Brady Singer Under 17.5 outs

Shohei Ohtani Over 1.5 total bases

Freddie Freeman Over 1.5 total bases

Singer has trouble getting lefties out and he’ll have his hands full today with DH Shohei Ohtani and 1B Freddie Freeman.

Ohtani has cleared his total bases number in five of his last 10 but his .396 OBP and .328 BABIP at home against righties suggests a big game for the Dodgers slugger.

Freeman brings a five-game hitting streak to the table. He’s cleared 1.5 total bases across four of his last 10 but he’s punished righties at Dodger Stadium and his 1.039 OPS at home against righties lends confidence in this leg. 

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Royals vs Dodgers odds

Royals vs Dodgers live odds

Royals vs Dodgers opening odds

  • Run line: Kansas City +1.5 (+105) | Los Angeles -1.5 (-125)
  • Moneyline: Kansas City +210 | Los Angeles -258
  • Over/Under: Over 8 (-108) | Under 8 (-112)

Royals vs Dodgers spread and Over/Under analysis

  • Royals’ markets saw the number move against their +194 opening number with Kansas City now trading at odds of +205 to +220.
  • The Dodgers tax is in full effect today. Markets opening as low as -235 are now trading as high as -275 with 95% of the bets and 89% of the cash at FanDuel on the Dodgers.
  • Over/Under markets report a total of 8. The Over is trading at +100 to -118 while Under markets are moving at odds from -104 to -120. 

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Royals vs Dodgers trend

Brady Singer has failed to clear 17.5 outs in five of his past six starts. Find more MLB betting trends for Royals vs. Dodgers

Royals vs Dodgers game info

Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Date: Sunday, 6-16-2024
First pitch: 4:10 p.m. ET
TV: Bally Kansas City, SportsNet LA
Royals starting pitcher: Brady Singer
(4-3, 3.30 ERA)
Dodgers starting pitcher: Tyler Glasnow
(6-5, 3.24 ERA)

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