Guardians Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 31, 2022

Written By Staff on May 30, 2022

The Cleveland Guardians (20-24) and the Kansas City Royals (16-31) meet on Tuesday at 6:10 PM ET. Cleveland’s (-133 to win) Cal Quantrill starts against Kansas City’s (+113) Daniel Lynch.

The betting facts in the article below reference odds valid as of May 31, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Guardians vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Quantrill (CLE) Pitcher Lynch (KC)
2 – 3 W/L 2 – 3
47.1 IP 39.0
3.42 ERA 3.92
1.225 WHIP 1.410
5.3 K/9 8.5
3.6 BB/9 3.9

Guardians Probable Starter Cal Quantrill

  • Quantrill (2-3) takes the mound for the Guardians in his ninth start of the season. He has a 3.42 ERA in 47 1/3 innings pitched, with 28 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent appearance on Thursday, the right-hander tossed 6 2/3 innings against the Houston Astros, allowing two earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • In eight games this season, the 27-year-old has a 3.42 ERA and 5.3 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .228 to his opponents.
  • Quantrill is trying to record his third straight quality start in this outing.
  • He meets a Royals offense that ranks 26th in the league with 179 runs while batting .238 as a squad. It has a collective .366 slugging percentage (23rd in MLB play) and has hit a total of 35 home runs (26th in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 27-year-old ranks 29th in ERA (3.42), 38th in WHIP (1.225), and 56th in K/9 (5.3).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 31, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Quantrill

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 13 .077 1 0 0 .200 .277
Nicky Lopez 12 .250 3 0 1 .308 .641
Andrew Benintendi 12 .417 5 1 2 .462 1.212
Carlos Santana 12 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Hunter Dozier 11 .182 2 1 1 .182 .637
Salvador Perez 11 .364 4 1 4 .364 1.091
Ryan O’Hearn 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kyle Isbel 4 .500 2 0 0 .600 1.600
Bobby Witt Jr. 3 .333 1 0 2 .333 1.000

Royals Probable Starter Daniel Lynch

  • The Royals’ Lynch (2-3) will make his ninth start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched on Thursday in his last outing, a matchup with the Minnesota Twins.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in eight games this season with an ERA of 3.92 and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .245.
  • He has one quality starts in eight chances this season.
  • The Guardians have scored 200 runs this season, which ranks 17th in MLB. They are batting .243 for the campaign with 39 home runs, 24th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 31, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Stats vs Lynch

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Owen Miller 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Amed Rosario 5 .200 1 0 1 .200 .600
José Ramírez 5 .400 2 0 1 .500 .900
Myles Straw 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650
Austin Hedges 4 .500 2 0 1 .500 1.000
Ernie Clement 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500
Josh Naylor 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.500
Oscar Mercado 2 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians have been favored on the moneyline 15 total times this season. They’ve gone 9-6 in those games.
  • Cleveland has a 6-4 record (winning 60% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -133 or shorter.
  • The Guardians have a 57.1% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Cleveland has had an over/under set by bookmakers 44 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 22 of those games (22-21-1).
  • The Guardians have a 23-21-0 record against the spread this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been underdogs in 40 games this season and won 13 (32.5%) of those contests.
  • Kansas City has entered 29 games this season as the underdog by +113 or more and is 8-21 in those contests.
  • The Royals have a 46.9% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 25 of their 47 games with a total.
  • The Royals have an ATS record of 20-27-0 in 47 games with a spread this season.

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez has accumulated 49 hits with a .391 on-base percentage and a .648 slugging percentage, all club-bests for the Guardians. He is hitting .297 with 11 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 25 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Ramirez ranks 23rd in batting average, 14th in on-base percentage, and third in slugging.
  • Myles Straw is hitting .232 with nine doubles, a triple and 27 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters, Straw’s batting average ranks 115th, his on-base percentage ranks 57th, and he is 154th in the league in slugging.
  • Steven Kwan is batting .244 with six doubles, two triples, a home run and 18 walks.
  • Owen Miller is hitting .279 with 12 doubles, four home runs and 12 walks.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Ramírez 165 .297 28 13 51 .391 1.039
Myles Straw 164 .232 34 0 6 .337 .636
Amed Rosario 156 .231 17 0 10 .277 .559
Owen Miller 136 .279 23 4 19 .329 .785
Steven Kwan 123 .244 21 1 13 .349 .699
Andrés Giménez 122 .287 15 5 23 .312 .804
Josh Naylor 101 .287 13 6 25 .342 .857
Austin Hedges 99 .152 9 3 8 .222 .475
Oscar Mercado 93 .204 11 4 15 .227 .625
Ernie Clement 66 .212 8 0 3 .278 .536

Royals Players to Watch

  • Andrew Benintendi leads Kansas City with an OBP of .398, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .428.
  • Among all qualifying hitters in MLB, Benintendi’s batting average ranks eighth, his on-base percentage is ninth, and he is 62nd in slugging.
  • Whit Merrifield is batting .216 with a .314 slugging percentage and 23 RBI this year.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Merrifield’s batting average places him 144th, his on-base percentage ranks 161st, and he is 150th in slugging.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .236 with a .448 slugging percentage and 24 RBI this year.
  • Hunter Dozier has 46 hits, which leads Kansas City hitters this season, while batting .282 with 17 extra-base hits.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 194 .216 23 3 23 .256 .570
Bobby Witt Jr. 174 .236 23 6 24 .276 .724
Andrew Benintendi 173 .329 16 2 20 .398 .826
Hunter Dozier 163 .282 21 5 17 .339 .799
Nicky Lopez 153 .229 17 0 5 .306 .567
Salvador Pérez 148 .196 14 6 16 .232 .604
Carlos Santana 120 .150 9 2 10 .287 .529
MJ Melendez 77 .260 9 4 9 .329 .823
Emmanuel Rivera 74 .230 13 4 12 .288 .774
Kyle Isbel 58 .276 6 0 5 .295 .640

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