Diamondbacks Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 24, 2022

Written By Staff on May 24, 2022

The Arizona Diamondbacks (22-22) have a 1-0 series lead and will attempt to sweep the Kansas City Royals (14-27) on Tuesday at Chase Field, beginning at 9:40 PM ET. Zac Gallen gets the starting nod for Arizona (-210 to win), and Jonathan Heasley is Kansas City’s (+176) pick to start.

The betting facts in what follows reference odds valid as of May 24, 2022 at 9:25 PM ET.

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Diamondbacks vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gallen (ARI) Pitcher Heasley (KC)
3 – 0 W/L 0 – 2
39.1 IP 8.1
1.14 ERA 4.32
0.712 WHIP 1.800
8.9 K/9 2.2
1.8 BB/9 7.6

Diamondbacks Probable Starter Zac Gallen

  • Gallen (3-0 with a 1.14 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 39 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Diamondbacks, his eighth of the season.
  • His last time out was on Thursday against the Chicago Cubs, when the right-hander tossed 5 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up two hits.
  • In seven games this season, the 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 1.14, with 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Gallen has four quality starts under his belt this season.
  • He will take the mound against a Royals team that is batting .234 as a unit (16th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .359 (22nd in MLB) with 31 total home runs (27th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 24, 2022 at 9:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Probable Starter Jonathan Heasley

  • The Royals’ Jon Heasley will make his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Tuesday, May 17, when he threw 5 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs while allowing four hits against the Chicago White Sox.
  • He has an ERA of 4.32, a 0.286 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.800 in two games this season.
  • The Diamondbacks rank 16th in MLB with 173 runs scored this season. They have a .213 batting average this campaign with 52 home runs (fifth in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 24, 2022 at 9:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks have won four of the seven games they were favored on the moneyline this season (57.1%).
  • Arizona has yet to play as a moneyline favorite of -210 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Diamondbacks’ implied win probability is 67.7%.
  • In the 44 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Arizona, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 19 times (19-25-0).
  • The Diamondbacks have collected a 27-17-0 record ATS this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Royals have won 11 out of the 34 games, or 32.4%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Kansas City has played as an underdog of +176 or more twice this season and lost both games.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Royals have a 36.2% chance to win.
  • So far this season, Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 21 of their 41 games with a total.
  • In 41 games with a spread this season, the Royals are 18-23-0 ATS.

Diamondbacks Players to Watch

  • Christian Walker has 30 hits, a team-best for the Diamondbacks, on the way to hitting .201 with seven doubles, 11 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters, Walker ranks 152nd in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 116th and he is 29th in slugging.
  • Daulton Varsho has a .329 OBP while slugging .463. Both are team-highs. He has nine doubles, seven home runs and 14 walks while batting .262.
  • Among the qualifying players, Varsho ranks 55th in batting average, 72nd in on-base percentage, and 30th in slugging.
  • Varsho heads into this game on a seven-game hitting streak. In his last 10 games he is hitting .295 with three doubles, a home run, two walks and six RBI.
  • David Peralta is hitting .232 with six doubles, seven home runs and 18 walks.
  • Ketel Marte is hitting .245 with 14 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 14 walks.
  • Marte heads into this game on a six-game hitting streak. In his last nine games he is hitting .382 with four doubles, two walks and six RBI.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Walker 149 .201 22 11 20 .300 .770
Daulton Varsho 149 .262 22 7 20 .329 .792
Ketel Marte 147 .245 21 2 14 .317 .712
Pavin Smith 127 .236 12 5 19 .319 .713
David Peralta 125 .232 11 7 19 .324 .772
Geraldo Perdomo 100 .210 15 0 4 .336 .586
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 42 .214 6 1 6 .267 .577

Royals Players to Watch

  • Andrew Benintendi leads Kansas City with an OBP of .396, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .423.
  • Among all the qualified hitters in the majors, Benintendi’s batting average ranks seventh, his on-base percentage is 10th, and he is 64th in slugging.
  • Whit Merrifield has collected 35 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .246.
  • Merrifield is currently 144th in batting average, 164th in on-base percentage and 153rd in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
  • Hunter Dozier has 39 hits and is batting .277 this season.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has been key for Kansas City with 33 hits, an OBP of .264 plus a slugging percentage of .409.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 168 .208 19 3 18 .246 .544
Andrew Benintendi 149 .329 13 2 18 .396 .819
Bobby Witt Jr. 149 .221 19 5 17 .264 .673
Hunter Dozier 141 .277 18 5 13 .325 .800
Nicky Lopez 131 .214 13 0 5 .295 .547
Carlos Santana 98 .163 9 2 10 .305 .581
Kyle Isbel 58 .276 6 0 5 .295 .640
Emmanuel Rivera 54 .222 10 3 9 .288 .788
MJ Melendez 54 .241 5 2 4 .305 .712
Ryan O’Hearn 37 .162 2 1 5 .220 .463

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