Blue Jays Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 16, 2022

Written By Staff on July 16, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays (48-43) will look to Matt Chapman, who is currently on a two-game home run streak, when they square off against the Kansas City Royals (36-54) at 3:07 PM ET on Saturday at Rogers Centre. Toronto (-297 to win) has Max Castillo set to start, and Kansas City (+245) will counter with Daniel Lynch.

The betting insights in the following article reference odds valid as of July 16, 2022 at 1:32 PM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Castillo (TOR) Pitcher Lynch (KC)
0 – 0 W/L 3 – 7
15.2 IP 67.2
2.30 ERA 4.92
0.830 WHIP 1.552
10.3 K/9 9
1.7 BB/9 4.1

Blue Jays Probable Starter Max Castillo

  • Maximo Castillo (0-0) gets the start for the Blue Jays, his second of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday, the right-hander threw 4 2/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners, allowing one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • Opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of just .179 against him this season. He has a 2.30 ERA and 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings over his six games.
  • He will face a Royals offense that is hitting .244 as a unit (12th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .379 (24th in MLB) with 74 total home runs (26th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 16, 2022 at 1:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Probable Starter Daniel Lynch

  • Lynch (3-7) will take to the mound for the Royals and make his 15th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Tuesday, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Detroit Tigers.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in 14 games this season with an ERA of 4.92 and 9 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .270.
  • He has started 14 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
  • The Blue Jays have scored 418 runs this season, which ranks ninth in MLB. They are batting .261 for the campaign with 118 home runs, fifth in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 16, 2022 at 1:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won 56.9% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (41-31).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -297 or shorter, Toronto has a 2-1 record (winning 66.7% of its games).
  • The Blue Jays have a 74.8% chance to win this contest based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Toronto has played in 91 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 48 times (48-41-2).
  • The Blue Jays have a 40-51-0 record ATS this season (covering 44% of the time).
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been underdogs in 72 games this season and won 27 (37.5%) of those contests.
  • Kansas City has a record of 1-2 when they’re set as an underdog of +245 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Royals have a 29% chance to win.
  • Games involving Kansas City have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 44 of 90 chances this season.
  • The Royals have an ATS record of 41-49-0 in 90 games with a spread this season.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is batting .262 with 14 doubles, 20 home runs and 37 walks.
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB action, Guerrero’s batting average ranks 68th, his on-base percentage ranks 59th, and he is 33rd in the league in slugging.
  • George Springer’s 76 hits pace his team. He has 14 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 33 walks while batting .251.
  • Springer ranks 85th in batting average, 73rd in on base percentage, and 31st in slugging in MLB play.
  • Alejandro Kirk is hitting .313 with 13 doubles, 10 home runs and 33 walks. He has racked up a team-high OBP (.396), and leads the Blue Jays in hits (81).
  • Bo Bichette’s .424 slugging percentage leads his team. He has 20 doubles, 14 home runs and 25 walks while batting .260.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 377 .260 49 14 49 .306 .730
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 343 .262 48 20 56 .339 .817
Santiago Espinal 317 .271 31 6 37 .322 .716
George Springer 303 .251 52 17 40 .332 .811
Matt Chapman 297 .226 45 15 45 .300 .728
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 297 .303 36 5 36 .353 .784
Alejandro Kirk 259 .313 44 10 34 .396 .875
Teoscar Hernández 255 .271 32 12 42 .321 .807
Raimel Tapia 239 .272 26 4 24 .297 .682
Cavan Biggio 131 .221 20 2 12 .350 .716

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City in total hits (84) this season while batting .252 with 36 extra-base hits.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Witt’s batting average ranks 83rd, his on-base percentage is 125th, and he is 52nd in slugging percentatge.
  • Nicky Lopez is slugging .289 while driving in 13 runs and batting .241 this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Lopez is 105th in batting average, 131st in on-base percentage and 154th in slugging percentage.
  • Emmanuel Rivera has 42 hits this season and has a slash line of .231/.282/.407.
  • Edward Olivares is batting .308 with a .360 OBP and 11 RBI for Kansas City this season.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bobby Witt Jr. 333 .252 48 13 46 .298 .751
Nicky Lopez 266 .241 30 0 13 .295 .584
Emmanuel Rivera 182 .231 22 6 21 .282 .689
Edward Olivares 91 .308 14 3 11 .360 .811
Ryan O’Hearn 72 .181 5 1 9 .231 .467
Vinnie Pasquantino 63 .190 6 2 3 .311 .613
Sebastian Rivero 11 .000 0 0 0 .083 .083
Nathan Eaton 7 .143 1 1 1 .250 .821
Nick Pratto 7 .286 0 0 0 .375 .804
Brewer Hicklen 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

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