Diamondbacks Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 23, 2022

Written By Staff on May 22, 2022

The Arizona Diamondbacks (21-22) host the Kansas City Royals (14-26) on Monday to start a two-game series, with the first pitch at 9:40 PM ET at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks head into the matchup after a series win over the Cubs, and the Royals are coming off a series loss to the Twins. Arizona (-118 to win) has Zach Davies starting things off, and Kansas City (-101) counters Zack Greinke.

The insights in the article below use the latest odds as of May 23, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET.

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Diamondbacks vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Davies (ARI) Pitcher Greinke (KC)
2 – 2 W/L 0 – 2
39.1 IP 44.0
4.35 ERA 3.48
1.246 WHIP 1.205
6.9 K/9 3.7
3.4 BB/9 0.8

Diamondbacks Probable Starter Zach Davies

  • Davies gets the start for the Diamondbacks, his ninth of the season. He is 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA and 30 strikeouts through 39 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing five earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • In eight games this season, the 29-year-old has amassed an ERA of 4.35, with 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Davies is trying to secure his second quality start of the year in this game.
  • The opposing Royals offense has the 24th-ranked slugging percentage (.354) and is 27th in MLB play with 28 home runs. It has a collective .231 batting average, and is 20th in MLB with 312 total hits and 27th in MLB play scoring 145 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 23, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Probable Starter Zack Greinke

  • The Royals’ Greinke (0-2) will make his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Thursday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the Chicago White Sox, giving up two earned runs while allowing seven hits.
  • The 38-year-old has an ERA of 3.48, a 4.5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.205 in eight games this season.
  • In eight starts this season, he’s earned two quality starts.
  • The Diamondbacks rank 20th in MLB with 164 runs scored this season. They have a .211 batting average this campaign with 50 home runs (sixth in the league).
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign, the 38-year-old ranks 33rd in ERA (3.48), 41st in WHIP (1.205), and 58th in K/9 (3.7).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 23, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks have won 50% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (3-3).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -118 or shorter, Arizona has a 3-3 record (winning 50% of its games).
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Diamondbacks’ implied win probability is 54.1%.
  • In the 43 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Arizona, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 18 times (18-25-0).
  • The Diamondbacks have a 26-17-0 record ATS this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Royals have won 11 out of the 33 games, or 33.3%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Kansas City is 9-20 this season when entering a game as the underdog by -101 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Royals have a 50.2% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 20 of their 40 games with a total this season.
  • The Royals are 18-22-0 against the spread in their 40 chances this season.

Diamondbacks Players to Watch

  • Christian Walker is hitting .200 with seven doubles, 10 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Walker’s batting average ranks 154th, his on-base percentage ranks 112th, and he is 37th in the league in slugging.
  • Daulton Varsho’s 38 hits, .327 OBP and .462 slugging percentage are all team-highs. He has eight doubles, seven home runs and 13 walks while hitting .262.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Varsho’s batting average ranks 56th, his on-base percentage ranks 71st, and he is 28th in the league in slugging.
  • Varsho brings a six-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 outings he is batting .302 with three doubles, a home run, a walk and six RBI.
  • David Peralta is batting .223 with six doubles, seven home runs and 18 walks.
  • Ketel Marte is hitting .238 with 13 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 13 walks.
  • Marte has safely hit in five straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .400 with three RBI.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Walker 145 .200 21 10 19 .301 .756
Daulton Varsho 145 .262 20 7 20 .327 .789
Ketel Marte 143 .238 19 2 12 .308 .693
Pavin Smith 124 .234 9 4 17 .309 .680
David Peralta 121 .223 10 7 17 .319 .765
Geraldo Perdomo 96 .208 15 0 4 .339 .589
Jordan Luplow 62 .145 9 5 10 .209 .612
Alek Thomas 50 .300 7 3 6 .327 .887
Josh Rojas 46 .283 10 3 7 .382 .860
Jake McCarthy 38 .237 6 1 5 .293 .635

Royals Players to Watch

  • Andrew Benintendi leads Kansas City with an OBP of .390, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .425.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Benintendi is sixth in batting average, his on-base percentage is eighth, and he is 61st in slugging percentage.
  • Whit Merrifield is slugging .276 while driving in 17 runs and batting .202 this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Merrifield’s batting average puts him 152nd, his on-base percentage ranks 166th, and he is 161st in slugging.
  • Hunter Dozier has 38 hits and is batting .277 this season.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has four home runs, 16 RBI and a batting average of .215 this season.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 163 .202 17 2 17 .242 .518
Andrew Benintendi 146 .329 13 2 18 .390 .815
Bobby Witt Jr. 144 .215 18 4 16 .260 .649
Hunter Dozier 137 .277 17 4 12 .322 .782
Nicky Lopez 126 .214 13 0 5 .298 .552
Carlos Santana 93 .140 9 2 10 .292 .550
Kyle Isbel 54 .278 6 0 4 .286 .638
Emmanuel Rivera 50 .240 10 3 9 .296 .836
MJ Melendez 50 .240 4 2 4 .296 .716
Ryan O’Hearn 37 .162 2 1 5 .220 .463

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