GAME: Los Angeles Dodgers @ Kansas Royals
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:10 PM EST
WHERE: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City MO
Pitching Matchup: Los Angeles Clayton Kershaw (L) vs Kansas City- Danny Duffy (L)
LATEST ODDS: Dodgers -160 Total 7.5
MLB Pick of the Day Record: 13-18 -836
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been on a roll recording a 24 -15 (.605) on the road this season, the 2nd best mark in the National League (Brewers - 26-15, .634). The Los Angeles Dodgers have gained ground by picking up 5.5 games in the standings since being 9.5 games back following the games of June 8 and enters play tonight 4 games behind the 1st place San Francisco Giants in the National League Western Division. They rank 2nd in the entire National League in walks accumulating 260 and 3rd in on base percentage .328 this season. One of the key players to this Dodger offense is Scott Van Slyke has posted a .418 on base percentage this season along with 20 walks in 110 plate appearances. He has done most of his damage against left Handers with a .300 batting average (15-for-50), a .462 on base percentage, a .780 slugging percentage, 6 doubles, 6 homers and 11 runs batted in. The Dodgers will see Left Hand Starter Danny Duffy who has been solid in his last 5 starts with a earn run average of 3.03 in 29.2 frames.
After hitting at a .327 clip during the 10-game winning streak from June 7-18, the Kansas City’s offense has been held to just eight runs during the latest 5 encounters. During this period of time, the Kansas City Royals have batted just .231 as a team, or 96 points lower than during the June 7th to the 18tth winning streak, while going just 3-for-22 (.136) with runners in scoring position. Now, imaging still being in disarray offensively and meeting Dodger Lefty Clay Kershaw who just pitched a no hitter.
MLB Pick: Los Angeles -130 Under 7.5