Phillies vs. Royals Sunday Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Kansas City Royals, 5/12/2019 Predictions & Odds

After splitting the first two games of their three-game series, the Phillies and Royals will play the rubber match on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. ET. Will Philadephia earn a series victory this afternoon?

Game Snapshot & Odds

979 Philadelphia Phillies (-130) at 980 Kansas City Royals (+110); 9.5 runs

Sunday, May 12, 2019

2:15 p.m. ET, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 68% of the betting tickets are on the Phillies to beat the Royals on the moneyline.

Philadelphia Phillies Fantasy Spin

Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI in the Phillies’ 7-0 shutout win over the Royals on Saturday. Hoskins opened up the scoring with a clutch two-out, two-run single off Royals starter Brad Keller in the third inning. The 26-year-old slugger has lived up to the early-round billing for fantasy purposes, hitting .285/.410/606 with 25 runs scored, 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 166 plate appearances.

Kansas City Royals Fantasy Spin

Adalberto Mondesi went 1-for-4 and recorded his major league-leading 13th stolen base of the season in the Royals' loss to the Phillies on Saturday. Mondesi broke up Zach Eflin's no-hit bid with a one-out single in the fourth inning and immediately swiped second base. It was his lone hit in four at-bats. He's now one theft clear of White Sox' speedster Tim Anderson for the major-league lead.

MLB Betting Trends

Philadelphia

The Phillies have won nine of their last 13 games overall but are just 16-35 in their last 51 road games.

Kansas City

The Royals have lost 22 of their last 27 games played on Sunday and are now just 12-26 in their last 38 games overall.

Prediction:

The Royals are just 5-12 in Jacob Junis’ last 17 starts versus an opponent with a winning record and have dropped 11 of his last 16 outings following a team loss in their previous game. The Royals have also been dreadful versus left-handers like Philadelphia starter Vincent Velasquez, losing 23 of their last 32 games when facing a lefty starter. Finally, the Phillies are 10-1 in their last 11 games when playing the third game of a series and are 8-3 in their last 11 games versus a right-handed starter.

 

The Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -130

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