Rays Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 24, 2022

Written By Staff on July 24, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (52-42) visit the Kansas City Royals (37-57) at 2:10 PM ET on Sunday, with each team aiming to win the series. Tampa Bay (-156 to win) has Jeffrey Springs starting, and Kansas City (+133) counters Kris Bubic.

The betting insights in what follows reflect odds as of July 24, 2022 at 1:27 PM ET.

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Rays vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Springs (TB) Pitcher Bubic (KC)
3 – 2 W/L 1 – 6
64.0 IP 61.1
2.53 ERA 6.02
1.047 WHIP 1.728
9.8 K/9 7.5
2.1 BB/9 5

Rays Probable Starter Jeffrey Springs

  • Springs (3-2 with a 2.53 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 64 innings pitched) gets the start for the Rays, his 11th of the season.
  • The left-hander last appeared in relief on Tuesday, July 5, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings against the Boston Red Sox, allowing three earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • In 19 games this season, the 29-year-old has a 2.53 ERA and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .218 to his opponents.
  • Springs is trying to collect his fourth quality start of the season in this game.
  • He meets a Royals offense that ranks 25th in the league with 368 runs while batting .246 as a squad. It has a collective .381 slugging percentage (22nd in MLB play) and has hit a total of 78 home runs (26th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 24, 2022 at 1:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Springs

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nicky Lopez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ryan O’Hearn 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.000
Andrew Benintendi 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Hunter Dozier 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Whit Merrifield 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Cam Gallagher 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Royals Probable Starter Kris Bubic

  • The Royals will hand the ball to Bubic (1-6) for his 15th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up no earned runs in 7 2/3 innings pitched on Sunday, July 17 in his last outing, a matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched to a 6.02 ERA this season with 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 5 walks per nine across 15 games.
  • He has two quality starts in 14 chances this season.
  • The Rays rank 21st in MLB with 398 runs scored this season. They have a .240 batting average this campaign with 86 home runs (23rd in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 24, 2022 at 1:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Bubic

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Isaac Paredes 3 .667 2 0 0 .800 1.467
Yu Chang 1 1.000 1 0 1 1.000 2.000

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have a 39-24 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 61.9% of those games).
  • Tampa Bay has a 17-7 record (winning 70.8% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -156 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Rays a 60.9% chance to win.
  • Tampa Bay has played in 94 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 46 times (46-44-4).
  • The Rays are 43-51-0 ATS this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Royals have been the underdog 75 times and won 27, or 36%, of those games.
  • Kansas City has entered 35 games this season as the underdog by +133 or more and is 11-24 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 42.9% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 46 of their 94 games with a total this season.
  • In 94 games with a spread this season, the Royals are 43-51-0 ATS.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz has racked up a team-high .408 on-base percentage. He’s hitting .292 with 19 doubles, three home runs and 52 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB action, Diaz’s batting average ranks 28th, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is 109th in the league in slugging.
  • Randy Arozarena has 87 hits while slugging .426. Both pace his team. Overall, he has 20 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 24 walks while hitting .252.
  • Among qualifying batters, Arozarena ranks 81st in batting average, 103rd in on-base percentage, and 71st in slugging.
  • Ji-Man Choi has 16 doubles, seven home runs and 39 walks while batting .271.
  • Isaac Paredes is hitting .222 with seven doubles, 13 home runs and 18 walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 345 .252 42 12 44 .313 .739
Yandy Díaz 288 .292 41 3 29 .408 .797
Taylor Walls 249 .177 28 4 16 .256 .541
Ji-Man Choi 225 .271 26 7 41 .376 .812
Christian Bethancourt 180 .244 25 5 21 .292 .681
Francisco Mejía 178 .253 24 6 23 .260 .681
Brett Phillips 173 .150 21 5 13 .233 .493
Isaac Paredes 167 .222 28 13 28 .299 .796
Josh Lowe 159 .195 22 2 13 .256 .583
Brandon Lowe 135 .252 24 5 13 .325 .769

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City in total hits (89) this season while batting .253 with 38 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, Witt’s batting average ranks 78th, his on-base percentage ranks 128th, and he is 49th in slugging percentatge.
  • Andrew Benintendi has a slash line of .318/.389/.400 this season and a team-best OPS of .789.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Benintendi is sixth in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and 97th in slugging percentage.
  • Whit Merrifield is batting .240 with a .344 slugging percentage and 38 RBI this year.
  • Hunter Dozier is batting .266 with a .328 OBP and 32 RBI for Kansas City this season.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bobby Witt Jr. 352 .253 51 14 50 .296 .751
Whit Merrifield 346 .240 45 5 38 .291 .635
Andrew Benintendi 330 .318 38 3 39 .389 .789
Hunter Dozier 289 .266 36 9 32 .328 .774
Nicky Lopez 283 .247 33 0 13 .298 .591
MJ Melendez 222 .225 24 9 25 .312 .722
Michael A. Taylor 213 .268 27 6 25 .344 .743
Emmanuel Rivera 182 .231 22 6 21 .282 .689
Kyle Isbel 140 .229 13 2 13 .267 .603
Vinnie Pasquantino 79 .215 7 3 5 .319 .661

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