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Kershaw Has Been Untouchable For Over Two Months

We all know Clayton Kershaw is really good but his recent numbers have been staggering. The three-time Cy Young winner is 9-0 with a 1.98 ERA and a 102/19 K/BB ratio in his past 12 starts. Of course, this has led to the Los Angeles Dodgers going a perfect 12-0 during that span. Kershaw and the Dodgers play their last game before the all-star break when they host the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • Clayton Kershaw has not given up an earned run in his past 20.0 innings.
  • The Royals are 1-4 SU in their past 5 games against the Dodgers.
  • The UNDER is 5-2 in the Dodgers’ last 7 games at home.

Danny Duffy will be making just his second start since spending over a month on the DL for the Royals. The lefty pitched 5.2 innings of two-run ball against Seattle this past Tuesday. Duffy has had some issues on the road this season with a 4.10 ERA while surrendering four home runs away from Kauffman Stadium compared with a 2.81 ERA with no homers in KC.

With a win Sunday, the Dodgers will sweep their final two series heading into the break. LA has been dominant defensively during that stretch with the team only allowing an average of 2.4 runs per game in their past five. The Royals were on a tear themselves before coming up against the powerhouse Dodgers, as Kansas City had won six of seven before this series.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Dodgers were listed as -290 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.5-3.2 result in favor of the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Dodgers sport a record of 60-29 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 44-42 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Kansas City injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Los Angeles Dodgers and the league No. 9-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles Dodgers No. 4 ranked offense (5.15 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 4.44 runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (8.48 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 4.63 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals lost in extra innings against the Dodgers on Saturday as Los Angeles edged them 5-4 at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games at home
  • LA Dodgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Texas, Friday, July 14
Los Angeles at Miami, Friday, July 14