Blue Jays Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 17, 2022

Written By Staff on July 16, 2022

Bo Bichette is only one hit away from his 100th of the season as his Toronto Blue Jays (49-43) get ready for a matchup with the Kansas City Royals (36-55) on Sunday at 12:05 PM ET. Jose Berrios starts for Toronto (-332 to win) while Kansas City (+269) will counter with Kris Bubic.

The insights in what follows are based off odds valid as of July 17, 2022 at 11:37 AM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Berríos (TOR) Pitcher Bubic (KC)
7 – 4 W/L 1 – 6
95.1 IP 54.1
5.38 ERA 6.79
1.364 WHIP 1.859
8.1 K/9 7.8
2.2 BB/9 5.6

Blue Jays Probable Starter José Berríos

  • The Blue Jays are sending Berrios (7-4) out for his 19th start of the season. He is 7-4 with a 5.38 ERA and 86 strikeouts through 95 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Phillies, when he threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 28-year-old has a 5.38 ERA and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings in 18 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .277 to his opponents.
  • Berrios is looking for his third straight quality start.
  • He will face a Royals offense that ranks 26th in the league with 357 runs while batting .244 as a squad. It has a collective .379 slugging percentage (24th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 75 home runs (26th in MLB).
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB action this season, the 28-year-old ranks 61st in ERA (5.38), 53rd in WHIP (1.364), and 36th in K/9 (8.1).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 17, 2022 at 11:37 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Berríos

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ryan O’Hearn 17 .412 7 2 4 .500 1.382
Nicky Lopez 13 .462 6 0 0 .588 1.280
Edward Olivares 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666

Royals Probable Starter Kris Bubic

  • Bubic (1-6) will take to the mound for the Royals and make his 14th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the Detroit Tigers, giving up three earned runs while allowing eight hits.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 6.79 and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .300 in 14 games this season.
  • He has started 13 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
  • The Blue Jays rank ninth in MLB with 424 runs scored this season. They have a .262 batting average this campaign with 118 home runs (sixth in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 17, 2022 at 11:37 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Bubic

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Chapman 3 .333 1 1 1 .333 1.666

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won 57.5% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (42-31).
  • Toronto has played as a moneyline favorite of -332 or shorter in only two games this season, which they split 1-1.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Blue Jays’ implied win probability is 76.9%.
  • Toronto has played in 92 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 49 times (49-41-2).
  • The Blue Jays have a 40-52-0 record ATS this season (covering 43.5% of the time).
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been underdogs in 73 games this season and won 27 (37%) of those contests.
  • Kansas City is 1-2 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +269 or more on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Royals have a 27.1% chance to win.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 45 of their 91 games with a total this season.
  • In 91 games with a spread this season, the Royals are 42-49-0 ATS.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. paces the Blue Jays with 93 hits, while batting .268 with 15 doubles, 20 home runs and 38 walks.
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB action, Guerrero’s batting average ranks 54th, his on-base percentage ranks 49th, and he is 28th in the league in slugging.
  • George Springer is hitting .250 with 14 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 33 walks.
  • Springer currently ranks 88th in batting average, 74th in on base percentage, and 36th in slugging among qualifying batters.
  • Alejandro Kirk is hitting .316 with 13 doubles, 10 home runs and 33 walks. He has a .397 on-base percentage to pace the Blue Jays.
  • Kirk has hit safely in five games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .400 with a double, a walk and two RBI.
  • Bichette has 20 doubles, 14 home runs and 25 walks while batting .259. He paces his team with a .421 slugging percentage.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 382 .259 49 14 49 .305 .726
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 347 .268 49 20 57 .344 .828
Santiago Espinal 321 .271 32 6 37 .321 .714
George Springer 308 .250 53 17 42 .330 .804
Matt Chapman 301 .223 45 15 45 .297 .719
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 300 .307 37 5 36 .358 .791
Alejandro Kirk 263 .316 44 10 35 .397 .876
Teoscar Hernández 260 .269 32 12 43 .319 .800
Raimel Tapia 240 .275 27 4 25 .300 .688
Cavan Biggio 131 .221 20 2 12 .350 .716

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City in total hits (86) this season while batting .254 with 36 extra-base hits.
  • Of all the qualifying batters in the big leagues, Witt ranks 78th in batting average, 124th in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging percentage.
  • Nicky Lopez has collected 65 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .294.
  • Lopez ranks 107th in batting average, 132nd in on-base percentage and 154th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • Emmanuel Rivera has collected 42 base hits, an OBP of .282 and a slugging percentage of .407 this season.
  • Edward Olivares is batting .305 with a .362 OBP and 11 RBI for Kansas City this season.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bobby Witt Jr. 338 .254 48 13 47 .299 .752
Nicky Lopez 271 .240 30 0 13 .294 .582
Emmanuel Rivera 182 .231 22 6 21 .282 .689
Edward Olivares 95 .305 15 3 11 .362 .804
Ryan O’Hearn 76 .184 6 1 10 .232 .495
Vinnie Pasquantino 68 .206 7 3 5 .316 .669
Nick Pratto 11 .182 0 0 0 .250 .523
Sebastian Rivero 11 .000 0 0 0 .083 .083
Nathan Eaton 9 .111 1 1 2 .250 .694
Michael Massey 5 .400 0 0 0 .400 .800

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