Blue Jays Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 15, 2022

Written By Staff on July 15, 2022

Emmanuel Rivera brings a 12-game hitting streak into the Kansas City Royals’ (36-53) matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays (47-43) at 7:07 PM ET on Friday at Rogers Centre. Toronto’s (-362 to win) Alek Manoah and Kansas City’s (+285) Zack Greinke will take the mound first.

The betting insights in the following article are based off odds valid as of July 15, 2022 at 5:38 PM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Manoah (TOR) Pitcher Greinke (KC)
9 – 4 W/L 3 – 5
107.2 IP 73.2
2.34 ERA 4.52
0.985 WHIP 1.276
8.1 K/9 4.8
2.1 BB/9 1.7

Blue Jays Probable Starter Alek Manoah

  • Manoah (9-4) is aiming for his 10th victory when he takes the mound for the Blue Jays in his 18th start of the season. He’s put together a 2.34 ERA in 107 2/3 innings pitched, with 97 strikeouts.
  • The righty’s most recent appearance was on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, when he threw 7 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up three hits.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 2.34, with 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in 17 games this season. Opponents have a .205 batting average against him.
  • Manoah is trying to pick up his 15th quality start of the season in this matchup.
  • He will face off against a Royals offense that is batting .245 as a unit (12th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .381 (21st in MLB) with 74 total home runs (26th in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 24-year-old’s 2.34 ERA ranks seventh, .985 WHIP ranks 10th, and 8.1 K/9 ranks 34th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 15, 2022 at 5:38 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Manoah

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nicky Lopez 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Bobby Witt Jr. 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ryan O’Hearn 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Emmanuel Rivera 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Royals Probable Starter Zack Greinke

  • Greinke (3-5) will take to the mound for the Royals and make his 15th start of the season.
  • The right-hander did not allow a run in 5 2/3 innings pitched on Sunday in his last outing, a matchup with the Cleveland Guardians.
  • The 38-year-old has pitched in 14 games this season with an ERA of 4.52 and 4.8 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .271.
  • He has started 14 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in four of them.
  • The Blue Jays have scored 410 runs this season, which ranks 10th in MLB. They have 795 hits, third in baseball, with 116 home runs (fifth in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 15, 2022 at 5:38 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Greinke

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Raimel Tapia 24 .167 4 1 3 .167 .500
Matt Chapman 19 .263 5 1 2 .263 .737
George Springer 12 .500 6 1 1 .538 1.288
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 9 .222 2 0 1 .222 .444
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 8 .125 1 0 0 .125 .500
Bo Bichette 7 .429 3 0 2 .429 1.000
Bradley Zimmer 7 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Teoscar Hernández 7 .714 5 0 0 .750 1.607
Cavan Biggio 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Danny Jansen 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have been the moneyline favorite 71 total times this season. They’ve gone 40-31 in those games.
  • Toronto has played as a moneyline favorite of -362 or shorter in only one game this season, which they lost.
  • The Blue Jays have an implied moneyline win probability of 78.4% in this game.
  • Toronto has played in 90 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 47 times (47-41-2).
  • The Blue Jays have collected a 39-51-0 record against the spread this season (covering 43.3% of the time).
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have won 27, or 38%, of the 71 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Kansas City has played as an underdog of +285 or more once this season and won that game.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Royals, based on the moneyline, is 26%.
  • Kansas City’s games have gone over the total in 43 of their 89 chances.
  • The Royals are 41-48-0 ATS in their 89 games with a spread this season.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is batting .263 with 14 doubles, 20 home runs and 37 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Guerrero’s batting average ranks 69th, his on-base percentage ranks 59th, and he is 29th in the league in slugging.
  • George Springer is batting .247 with 14 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 32 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Springer’s batting average ranks 91st, his on-base percentage ranks 80th, and he is 34th in the league in slugging.
  • Alejandro Kirk is batting .315 with 13 doubles, 10 home runs and 33 walks. He has accumulated an on-base percentage of .399 and has 80 hits, both team-high numbers for the Blue Jays.
  • Bo Bichette has 20 doubles, 14 home runs and 25 walks while batting .261. He leads his team with a .427 slugging percentage.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 372 .261 48 14 49 .307 .734
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 338 .263 47 20 56 .340 .822
Santiago Espinal 317 .271 31 6 37 .322 .716
George Springer 299 .247 52 17 40 .328 .806
Matt Chapman 293 .218 44 14 42 .295 .708
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 293 .304 35 5 36 .354 .787
Alejandro Kirk 254 .315 43 10 33 .399 .883
Teoscar Hernández 251 .267 30 11 39 .319 .789
Raimel Tapia 235 .264 26 4 23 .290 .664
Cavan Biggio 127 .213 19 2 12 .346 .700

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has 83 hits, which is best among Kansas City hitters this season, while batting .252 with 36 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Witt is 81st in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 126th, and he is 52nd in slugging percentage.
  • Nicky Lopez has collected 63 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .295.
  • Lopez is 106th in batting average, 129th in on-base percentage and 154th in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Rivera is batting .236 with a .416 slugging percentage and 21 RBI this year.
  • Edward Olivares has three home runs, 11 RBI and a batting average of .310 this season.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bobby Witt Jr. 330 .252 48 13 46 .298 .753
Nicky Lopez 263 .240 30 0 12 .295 .584
Emmanuel Rivera 178 .236 22 6 21 .288 .704
Edward Olivares 87 .310 14 3 11 .365 .825
Ryan O’Hearn 70 .186 4 1 9 .227 .470
Vinnie Pasquantino 59 .203 6 2 3 .329 .651
Sebastian Rivero 10 .000 0 0 0 .091 .091
Nathan Eaton 4 .250 1 1 1 .250 1.250
Nick Pratto 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Brewer Hicklen 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

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