Royals Vs Rays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 23, 2022

Written By Staff on July 23, 2022

The Kansas City Royals aim to end their four-game losing streak when they play the Tampa Bay Rays (52-41) on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET. Brady Singer starts for Kansas City (-109 to win) while Tampa Bay (-109) will counter with Luis Patino.

The betting trends in what follows reference odds valid as of July 23, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET.

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Royals vs Rays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Singer (KC) Pitcher Patiño (TB)
4 – 3 W/L 0 – 1
71.2 IP 4.0
4.14 ERA 6.75
1.242 WHIP 1.500
8.7 K/9 0
2.3 BB/9 2.3

Royals Probable Starter Brady Singer

  • Singer makes the start for the Royals, his 12th of the season. He is 4-3 with a 4.14 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 71 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Wednesday, July 13 against the Detroit Tigers, when he threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up seven hits.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 4.14, with 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in 14 games this season. Opponents are batting .261 against him.
  • Singer is trying to register his third straight quality start in this game.
  • He will face a Rays offense that ranks 20th in the league with 395 runs while batting .240 as a squad. It has a collective .383 slugging percentage (20th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 86 home runs (22nd in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 23, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Singer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Taylor Walls 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000
Isaac Paredes 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Randy Arozarena 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brett Phillips 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yu Chang 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ji-Man Choi 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Rays Probable Starter Luis Patiño

  • Patino will get the start for the Rays, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Friday, July 15 against the Baltimore Orioles, throwing 3 2/3 innings and giving up two earned runs.
  • He has pitched to a 6.75 ERA this season with 0 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.3 walks per nine across two games.
  • The Royals rank 27th in MLB with 362 runs scored this season. They have a .244 batting average this campaign with 76 home runs (26th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 23, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Patiño

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have won 50% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (9-9).
  • Kansas City has gone 11-9 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -109 or shorter (55%).
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Royals have an implied win probability of 52.2%.
  • Kansas City has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 93 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 46 of those games (46-43-4).
  • The Royals are 42-51-0 against the spread this season.
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Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have won 13, or 43.3%, of the 30 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 13-16 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least -109 on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rays have a 52.2% chance to win.
  • Games involving Tampa Bay have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 46 of 93 chances this season.
  • The Rays are 43-50-0 against the spread this season.

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .251 with 18 doubles, five triples, 13 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB play, Witt ranks 82nd in batting average, 130th in on-base percentage, and 58th in slugging.
  • Andrew Benintendi has a .389 on-base percentage while slugging .402. Both lead his team. He has 14 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 38 walks while hitting .319.
  • Among qualified hitters, Benintendi’s batting average ranks fifth, his on-base percentage ranks 11th, and he is 98th in the league in slugging.
  • Benintendi brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .353 with a double, a walk and four RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield is hitting .234 with 18 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 28 walks.
  • Hunter Dozier’s 77 hits pace his team. He has 19 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 23 walks while hitting .269.
  • Dozier brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .316 with two doubles, a triple, a walk and two RBI.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bobby Witt Jr. 347 .251 49 13 47 .295 .739
Whit Merrifield 342 .234 45 5 36 .286 .622
Andrew Benintendi 326 .319 37 3 39 .389 .791
Hunter Dozier 286 .269 36 9 32 .329 .780
Nicky Lopez 279 .244 32 0 13 .296 .586
MJ Melendez 217 .221 23 9 25 .310 .716
Michael A. Taylor 212 .264 26 5 24 .339 .721
Emmanuel Rivera 182 .231 22 6 21 .282 .689
Kyle Isbel 139 .223 13 2 13 .257 .588
Ryan O’Hearn 78 .179 6 1 10 .235 .491

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with an OBP of .409 this season while batting .295 with 51 walks and 40 runs scored.
  • Of all the qualified hitters in the majors, Diaz is 25th in batting average, third in on-base percentage and 109th in slugging percentage.
  • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay with 87 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .429.
  • Arozarena is 79th in batting average, 101st in on-base percentage and 69th in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Ji-Man Choi is batting .271 with a .439 slugging percentage and 41 RBI this year.
  • Isaac Paredes has 13 home runs, 28 RBI and a batting average of .222 this season.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 343 .254 42 12 44 .315 .744
Yandy Díaz 285 .295 40 3 29 .409 .802
Taylor Walls 245 .176 27 4 16 .256 .542
Ji-Man Choi 221 .271 26 7 41 .378 .817
Christian Bethancourt 180 .244 25 5 21 .292 .681
Francisco Mejía 174 .247 23 6 23 .254 .674
Brett Phillips 172 .151 21 5 13 .230 .492
Isaac Paredes 167 .222 28 13 28 .299 .796
Josh Lowe 155 .200 22 2 13 .262 .597
Brandon Lowe 131 .252 24 5 13 .327 .777

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