Guardians Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 30, 2022

Written By Staff on May 29, 2022

The Cleveland Guardians (19-24) host the Kansas City Royals (16-30) in AL Central action on Monday at 6:10 PM ET. Zach Plesac starts for Cleveland (-156 to win) while Kansas City (+133) will counter with Jonathan Heasley.

The betting trends in this article reference odds valid as of May 30, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Guardians vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Plesac (CLE) Pitcher Heasley (KC)
1 – 4 W/L 0 – 2
43.1 IP 13.1
5.19 ERA 4.73
1.431 WHIP 1.875
5.8 K/9 4.7
2.7 BB/9 8.8

Guardians Probable Starter Zach Plesac

  • Plesac (1-4 with a 5.19 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Guardians, his ninth of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Wednesday, the righty went 4 2/3 innings against the Houston Astros, giving up six earned runs while surrendering nine hits.
  • The 27-year-old has amassed an ERA of 5.19, with 5.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in eight games this season.
  • Plesac is trying to pick up his third quality start of the season in this outing.
  • The opposing Royals offense has the 24th-ranked slugging percentage (.363) and is 27th in MLB play with 34 home runs. It has a collective .237 batting average, and is 15th in MLB with 370 total hits and 26th in MLB play scoring 176 runs.
  • The 27-year-old ranks 57th in ERA (5.19), 58th in WHIP (1.431), and 58th in K/9 (5.8) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 30, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Plesac

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 29 .241 7 0 3 .267 .577
Hunter Dozier 23 .174 4 2 4 .269 .791
Nicky Lopez 12 .333 4 0 0 .429 .846
Carlos Santana 10 .200 2 1 1 .200 .700
Ryan O’Hearn 9 .000 0 0 0 .100 .100
Andrew Benintendi 9 .333 3 0 1 .455 .899
Salvador Perez 9 .111 1 1 3 .111 .555
Bobby Witt Jr. 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Emmanuel Rivera 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Royals Probable Starter Jonathan Heasley

  • Jon Heasley (0-2) will take to the mound for the Royals and make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks, giving up three earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in three games this season with an ERA of 4.73 and 4.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Guardians rank 19th in MLB with 193 runs scored this season. They have a .242 batting average this campaign with 37 home runs (24th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 30, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Stats vs Heasley

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians have won 57.1% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (8-6).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -156 or shorter, Cleveland has gone 1-3 (25%).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Guardians have an implied win probability of 60.9%.
  • Cleveland has played in 43 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 22 times (22-20-1).
  • The Guardians have put together a 22-21-0 record ATS this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have entered the game as underdogs 39 times this season and won 13, or 33.3%, of those games.
  • Kansas City has a record of 4-12 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +133 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Royals, based on the moneyline, is 42.9%.
  • Kansas City’s games have gone over the total in 25 of their 46 chances.
  • The Royals are 20-26-0 ATS in their 46 games with a spread this season.

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez has put up an on-base percentage of .388, a slugging percentage of .634, and has 47 hits, all club-bests for the Guardians. He’s hitting .292 with 11 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 25 walks.
  • Among the qualified batters in baseball, Ramirez’s batting average ranks 25th, his on-base percentage ranks 13th, and he is third in the league in slugging.
  • Myles Straw is hitting .236 with nine doubles, a triple and 25 walks.
  • Straw currently ranks 108th in batting average, 57th in on base percentage, and 153rd in slugging among qualified hitters.
  • Owen Miller is batting .280 with 12 doubles, four home runs and 12 walks.
  • Steven Kwan is hitting .242 with six doubles, a triple, a home run and 18 walks.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Ramírez 161 .292 27 12 48 .388 1.022
Myles Straw 161 .236 32 0 6 .335 .639
Amed Rosario 151 .232 17 0 10 .280 .565
Owen Miller 132 .280 23 4 19 .331 .793
Steven Kwan 120 .242 20 1 13 .345 .678
Andrés Giménez 119 .277 14 4 20 .298 .760
Josh Naylor 98 .296 13 6 25 .346 .877
Austin Hedges 96 .156 9 3 8 .221 .481
Oscar Mercado 93 .204 11 4 15 .227 .625
Ernie Clement 66 .212 7 0 3 .278 .536

Royals Players to Watch

  • Andrew Benintendi leads Kansas City in OBP (.398), slugging percentage (.423) and OPS (.821) this season.
  • Among all the qualifying batters in the majors, Benintendi is ninth in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage, and 64th in slugging percentage.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. is slugging .456 while driving in 24 runs and batting .240 this season.
  • Witt ranks 99th in batting average, 146th in on-base percentage and 41st in slugging percentage in MLB.
  • Whit Merrifield has 40 hits this season and has a slash line of .212/.252/.307.
  • Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City in total hits (46) this season while batting .288 with 17 extra-base hits.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 189 .212 22 3 22 .252 .559
Bobby Witt Jr. 171 .240 23 6 24 .276 .732
Andrew Benintendi 168 .327 16 2 19 .398 .821
Hunter Dozier 160 .288 21 5 17 .341 .810
Nicky Lopez 149 .215 16 0 6 .295 .543
Salvador Pérez 144 .194 14 6 16 .232 .607
Carlos Santana 116 .155 9 2 10 .295 .545
MJ Melendez 74 .243 9 4 9 .309 .782
Emmanuel Rivera 70 .229 12 3 11 .289 .746
Ryan O’Hearn 46 .196 4 1 5 .255 .516

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