The Royals (40-31) have looked like legit contenders for the AL Central crown a couple months into the 2024 season, but they’ve hit a little rut lately with losses in five of their last six. That includes Friday night’s 4-3 defeat in the series opener at Dodger Stadium as Los Angeles snapped their own two game skid.

Before Betting on June 15 Royals vs Dodgers

Kansas City had their chances on Friday, taking a 3-0 lead on a Salvador Perez 3-run home run in the top of the 4th. Los Angeles tied things up with HRs by Miguel Rojas and Chris Taylor in the bottom of the 5th though and got the game winning single by Freddie Freeman with 2 outs in the 8th.

The Royals have Seth Lugo (9-2, 2.36 ERA) up in the rotation which automatically gives them value in game two. Lugo’s 9 wins are second most in MLB and his 2.36 ERA is 8th in a resurgent year for the 34-year-old. Unfortunately for Lugo, he may be coming back to the mean of his career after allowing 9 ER over his last two starts in losses to the Guardians and Yankees. Kansas City had won six of seven Lugo starts prior.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto (6-2, 3.00 ERA) goes for the Dodgers on extended rest after pitching a gem last Friday with 7.0 IP of 2-hit ball in a 2-1 win over the Yankees. Yamamoto has a 0.69 ERA in two June starts, also giving up 1 ER over 6.0 IP vs the Rockies to kick off the month.

Kansas City vs Los Angeles Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore Sportsbook Moneyline Total Point Spread
BetOnline K.C. (2.88) | L.A. (1.48) 7.5 K.C. +1.5 (1.78) | L.A. -1.5 (2.08)
MyBookie K.C. (2.67) | L.A. (1.48) 7.5 K.C. +1.5 (1.80) | L.A. -1.5 (2.05) K.C. (2.88) | L.A. (1.48) 7.5 K.C. +1.5 (1.78) | L.A. -1.5 (2.08)
XBet K.C. (2.67) | L.A. (1.48) 7.5 K.C. +1.5 (1.80) | L.A. -1.5 (2.05)

June 15 Royals vs Dodgers Prediction & Pick

Lugo has struggled a bit his last two starts, but the potent Dodgers offense has only scored 7 total runs over their last three games. When you combine that with Yamamoto being nearly unhittable so far in June the best value in this contest is on the total. 

Pick: Under 7.5