Guardians Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 10, 2022

Written By Staff on July 9, 2022

Andrew Benintendi is only three hits away from his 100th of the season as his Kansas City Royals (31-52) get ready for a matchup against the Cleveland Guardians (41-41) on Sunday at 2:10 PM ET. Zach Plesac takes the mound first for Cleveland (-119 to win), and Zack Greinke is Kansas City’s (+100) choice to start.

The betting insights in the article below reflect odds as of July 10, 2022 at 1:35 PM ET.

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Guardians vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Plesac (CLE) Pitcher Greinke (KC)
2 – 6 W/L 2 – 5
85.1 IP 68.2
3.80 ERA 4.85
1.230 WHIP 1.311
6.3 K/9 4.5
2.3 BB/9 1.7

Guardians Probable Starter Zach Plesac

  • Plesac gets the start for the Guardians, his 16th of the season. He is 2-6 with a 3.80 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 85 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Monday against the Detroit Tigers, when he went 6 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 27-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.80, with 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings, in 15 games this season. Opponents are batting .251 against him.
  • Plesac is trying to claim his eighth quality start in a row in this outing.
  • The opposing Royals offense has the 23rd-ranked slugging percentage (.377) and ranks 24th in MLB play with 71 home runs. It has a collective .241 batting average, and is 19th in MLB with 674 total hits and 27th in MLB action scoring 323 runs.
  • The 27-year-old’s 3.80 ERA ranks 39th, 1.230 WHIP ranks 40th, and 6.3 K/9 ranks 57th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 10, 2022 at 1:35 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 32 .219 7 0 3 .242 .523
Hunter Dozier 25 .160 4 2 4 .250 .730
Nicky Lopez 14 .357 5 0 0 .438 .867
Andrew Benintendi 12 .333 4 0 1 .429 .846
Cam Gallagher 10 .500 5 0 0 .500 1.000
Ryan O’Hearn 9 .000 0 0 0 .100 .100
Michael A. Taylor 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .666
Bobby Witt Jr. 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Edward Olivares 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Emmanuel Rivera 4 .250 1 1 1 .250 1.250

Royals Probable Starter Zack Greinke

  • The Royals will hand the ball to Greinke (2-5) for his 14th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings while giving up six earned runs on 10 hits in a matchup with the Houston Astros.
  • The 38-year-old has pitched to a 4.85 ERA this season with 4.5 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.7 walks per nine across 13 games.
  • He has started 13 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in four of them.
  • The Guardians rank 11th in MLB with a .247 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 19th in the league (.384) and 66 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 10, 2022 at 1:35 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Stats vs Greinke

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Austin Hedges 17 .235 4 1 3 .222 .634
Franmil Reyes 15 .200 3 1 1 .250 .650
Amed Rosario 13 .385 5 0 0 .385 .770
José Ramírez 11 .182 2 0 1 .182 .455
Ernie Clement 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Myles Straw 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Josh Naylor 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrés Giménez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Luke Maile 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Steven Kwan 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians are 24-14 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 63.2% of those games).
  • Cleveland has a 21-13 record (winning 61.8% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -119 or shorter.
  • The Guardians have an implied moneyline win probability of 54.3% in this game.
  • In the 82 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Cleveland, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 40 times (40-38-4).
  • The Guardians have a 42-40-0 record against the spread this season (covering 51.2% of the time).
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have won 25, or 36.2%, of the 69 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Kansas City has a record of 19-40, a 32.2% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +100 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 50% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Games involving Kansas City have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 41 of 83 chances this season.
  • In 83 games with a spread this season, the Royals are 36-47-0 ATS.

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez has racked up an on-base percentage of .372, a slugging percentage of .585, and has 87 hits, all club-bests for the Guardians. He’s batting .291 with 29 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 38 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Ramirez ranks 26th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 19th and he is seventh in slugging.
  • Amed Rosario is hitting .279 with 12 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 17 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters, Rosario’s batting average ranks 37th, his on-base percentage ranks 90th, and he is 107th in the league in slugging.
  • Steven Kwan is batting .279 with 11 doubles, three triples, a home run and 30 walks.
  • Josh Naylor has 13 doubles, 11 home runs and 17 walks while batting .280.
  • Naylor has safely hit in five straight games. In his last five games he is batting .500 with a home run, two walks and an RBI.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 308 .279 46 4 25 .319 .709
José Ramírez 299 .291 50 17 66 .372 .957
Myles Straw 290 .207 45 0 10 .299 .558
Owen Miller 256 .246 35 4 36 .297 .664
Steven Kwan 244 .279 34 1 23 .363 .724
Andrés Giménez 233 .300 28 9 41 .355 .836
Josh Naylor 200 .280 25 11 43 .338 .848
Franmil Reyes 198 .217 18 8 25 .263 .642
Austin Hedges 147 .156 13 5 15 .219 .484
Oscar Mercado 121 .207 17 4 16 .242 .614

Royals Players to Watch

  • Whit Merrifield has been key for Kansas City with five home runs, 36 RBI and a batting average of .238 this season.
  • Of all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Merrifield ranks 106th in batting average, 129th in on-base percentage and 137th in slugging percentage.
  • Benintendi is slashing .317/.387/.402 this season and leads the Royals with an OPS of .789.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Benintendi ranks fifth in batting average, eighth in on-base percentage and 92nd in slugging percentage.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .239 with a .443 slugging percentage and 42 RBI this year.
  • Hunter Dozier has 71 hits, which leads Kansas City hitters this season, while batting .266 with 28 extra-base hits.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 336 .238 45 5 36 .291 .633
Andrew Benintendi 306 .317 34 3 34 .387 .789
Bobby Witt Jr. 305 .239 43 12 42 .288 .731
Hunter Dozier 267 .266 34 9 30 .329 .775
Nicky Lopez 244 .234 26 0 10 .292 .575
Michael A. Taylor 204 .265 26 5 24 .342 .724
MJ Melendez 196 .214 19 9 22 .311 .714
Emmanuel Rivera 156 .224 18 6 19 .280 .690
Kyle Isbel 121 .207 11 2 11 .240 .562
Edward Olivares 74 .297 13 3 8 .333 .806

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