Blue Jays Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 7, 2022

Written By Staff on June 7, 2022

Santiago Espinal rides a two-game home run streak into the Toronto Blue Jays’ (32-22) matchup with the Kansas City Royals (17-36) at 8:10 PM ET on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. Toronto’s (-232 to win) Alek Manoah and Kansas City’s (+194) Brad Keller will start this matchup.

The betting trends in what follows reference odds valid as of June 7, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Manoah (TOR) Pitcher Keller (KC)
6 – 1 W/L 1 – 6
63.2 IP 60.2
1.98 ERA 4.15
0.911 WHIP 1.236
8.1 K/9 4.9
1.4 BB/9 2.7

Blue Jays Probable Starter Alek Manoah

  • Manoah (6-1) gets the starting nod for the Blue Jays in his 11th start of the season. He’s put together a 1.98 ERA in 63 2/3 innings pitched, with 57 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent time out on Thursday against the Chicago White Sox, the righty went 7 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The 24-year-old has amassed an ERA of 1.98, with 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in 10 games this season. Opponents are hitting .205 against him.
  • Manoah is aiming to record his fifth quality start in a row in this matchup.
  • The opposing Royals offense has the 28th-ranked slugging percentage (.357) and is 28th in MLB play with 38 home runs. It has a collective .234 batting average, and is 22nd in MLB with 420 total hits and 26th in MLB play scoring 195 runs.
  • The 24-year-old ranks fifth in ERA (1.98), fifth in WHIP (.911), and 35th in K/9 (8.1) among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 7, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Manoah

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ryan O’Hearn 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Andrew Benintendi 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Hunter Dozier 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Whit Merrifield 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Salvador Perez 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nicky Lopez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Michael A. Taylor 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Carlos Santana 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Royals Probable Starter Brad Keller

  • Keller (1-6) will take to the mound for the Royals and make his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Cleveland Guardians.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched to a 4.15 ERA this season with 4.9 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.7 walks per nine across 10 games.
  • He has started 10 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in five of them.
  • The Blue Jays have scored 235 runs this season, which ranks 14th in MLB. They have 442 hits, 12th in baseball, with 67 home runs (sixth in the league).
  • Among qualified pitchers this year, the 26-year-old’s 4.15 ERA ranks 49th, 1.236 WHIP ranks 41st, and 4.9 K/9 ranks 64th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 7, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Keller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Teoscar Hernández 10 .400 4 1 3 .400 1.300
Cavan Biggio 9 .222 2 1 1 .222 .778
Danny Jansen 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Bo Bichette 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
George Springer 5 .200 1 0 1 .200 .600
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Bradley Zimmer 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 .666
Matt Chapman 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Santiago Espinal 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won 25 of the 39 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (64.1%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -232 or shorter, Toronto has a 2-4 record (winning only 33.3% of its games).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Blue Jays’ implied win probability is 69.9%.
  • Toronto has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 24 times this season for a 24-28-2 record against the over/under.
  • The Blue Jays have collected a 25-29-0 record against the spread this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been underdogs in 46 games this season and won 14 (30.4%) of those contests.
  • Kansas City has played as an underdog of +194 or more twice this season and lost both games.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 34% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 28 of their 53 opportunities.
  • In 53 games with a spread this season, the Royals are 21-32-0 ATS.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is hitting .254 with six doubles, 13 home runs and 25 walks.
  • Guerrero ranks 77th in batting average, 48th in on base percentage, and 22nd in slugging among qualified hitters in MLB play.
  • Guerrero takes a six-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .216 with two doubles, four home runs, five walks and seven RBI.
  • George Springer has nine doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 17 walks while hitting .273, and paces his team with 50 hits.
  • Springer ranks 49th in batting average, 52nd in on base percentage, and 15th in slugging in baseball.
  • Bo Bichette is hitting .252 with 14 doubles, nine home runs and 14 walks and has put up a team-high .434 slugging percentage.
  • Espinal has 15 doubles, five home runs and 17 walks while hitting .283.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 226 .252 29 9 29 .296 .730
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 193 .254 25 13 30 .345 .832
Santiago Espinal 184 .283 19 5 27 .341 .787
George Springer 183 .273 34 11 30 .344 .869
Matt Chapman 182 .220 27 7 21 .309 .688
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 174 .253 17 2 20 .316 .667
Raimel Tapia 149 .242 17 1 13 .274 .583
Alejandro Kirk 144 .306 22 5 16 .389 .854
Teoscar Hernández 116 .224 13 3 15 .291 .662
Danny Jansen 56 .232 9 7 13 .290 .915

Royals Players to Watch

  • Andrew Benintendi leads Kansas City in OBP (.384), slugging percentage (.415) and OPS (.799) this season.
  • Among all qualifying batters, Benintendi is ninth in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 13th, and he is 78th in slugging percentage.
  • Whit Merrifield is slugging .312 while driving in 24 runs and batting .220 this season.
  • Merrifield ranks 129th in batting average, 156th in on-base percentage and 146th in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has collected 43 base hits, an OBP of .267 and a slugging percentage of .423 this season.
  • Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City with 48 hits, batting .262 this season with 18 extra-base hits.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 218 .220 25 3 24 .258 .570
Bobby Witt Jr. 196 .219 27 7 28 .267 .690
Andrew Benintendi 193 .321 17 2 21 .384 .799
Hunter Dozier 183 .262 23 5 19 .325 .751
Nicky Lopez 170 .224 19 0 5 .298 .563
Salvador Pérez 169 .195 17 8 22 .236 .632
Carlos Santana 127 .157 9 2 10 .291 .535
Michael A. Taylor 110 .255 15 2 12 .352 .697
MJ Melendez 98 .265 10 4 9 .333 .782
Emmanuel Rivera 95 .211 13 4 12 .272 .683

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