Royals Vs Angels: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 25, 2022

Written By Staff on July 24, 2022

The Kansas City Royals (38-57) and Los Angeles Angels (40-55) meet on Monday to begin a three-game series, with the first pitch at 8:10 PM ET at Kauffman Stadium. Zack Greinke starts for Kansas City (-113 to win), and Noah Syndergaard is Los Angeles’ (-106) pick to start.

The insights in the article below reference odds valid as of July 25, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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Royals vs Angels Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Greinke (KC) Pitcher Syndergaard (LAA)
3 – 6 W/L 5 – 7
77.2 IP 74.1
4.64 ERA 4.00
1.326 WHIP 1.197
4.9 K/9 7
1.7 BB/9 2.4

Royals Probable Starter Zack Greinke

  • Greinke gets the start for the Royals, his 16th of the season. He is 3-6 with a 4.64 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent time out came on Friday, July 15 against the Toronto Blue Jays, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • The 38-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.64, with 4.9 strikeouts per nine innings, in 15 games this season. Opponents are batting .280 against him.
  • Greinke is looking to record his fifth quality start of the season.
  • The opposing Angels offense has a collective .230 batting average, and is 26th in the league with 726 total hits and 25th in MLB play with 375 runs scored. It has the 21st-ranked slugging percentage (.382) and ranks 11th in home runs (108) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 25, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Greinke

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kurt Suzuki 27 .259 7 1 2 .333 .740
Shohei Ohtani 13 .231 3 0 1 .231 .539
Jared Walsh 11 .273 3 0 1 .273 .546
Max Stassi 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .833
Jo Adell 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Luis Rengifo 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brandon Marsh 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Taylor Ward 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Phil Gosselin 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Angels Probable Starter Noah Syndergaard

  • The Angels will hand the ball to Syndergaard (5-7) for his 15th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed three hits in 4 2/3 innings pitched against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, July 13.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched to a 4.00 ERA this season with 7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.4 walks per nine across 14 games.
  • In 14 starts this season, he’s earned five quality starts.
  • The Royals have scored 372 runs this season, which ranks 26th in MLB. They have 794 hits, 13th in baseball, with 78 home runs (26th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 25, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Syndergaard

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 10 .200 2 0 1 .200 .400
Michael A. Taylor 10 .300 3 0 2 .300 .600
Andrew Benintendi 7 .429 3 1 2 .500 1.357
Hunter Dozier 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .833
Nicky Lopez 5 .400 2 0 2 .400 1.200
Bobby Witt Jr. 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kyle Isbel 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ryan O’Hearn 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
MJ Melendez 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been favored on the moneyline 19 total times this season. They’ve gone 10-9 in those games.
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -113 or shorter, Kansas City has gone 9-9 (50%).
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Royals’ implied win probability is 53.1%.
  • Kansas City has played in 95 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 46 times (46-45-4).
  • The Royals have a 44-51-0 record against the spread this season (covering 46.3% of the time).
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Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels have entered the game as underdogs 36 times this season and won seven, or 19.4%, of those games.
  • Los Angeles has entered 34 games this season as the underdog by -106 or more and is 6-28 in those contests.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 51.5% chance of a victory for the Angels.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 43 of their 95 opportunities.
  • The Angels are 43-52-0 ATS in their 95 games with a spread this season.

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. is leading the Royals with 90 hits, while batting .255 with 19 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters, Witt ranks 78th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 127th and he is 49th in slugging.
  • Witt has safely hit in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .300 with a double, a home run and five RBI.
  • Andrew Benintendi has a .387 OBP while slugging .398. Both pace his team. He has 14 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 39 walks while hitting .317.
  • Benintendi currently ranks sixth in batting average, 11th in on base percentage, and 100th in slugging among qualifying hitters.
  • Benintendi has hit safely in five games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .381 with a double, two walks and four RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield has 20 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 28 walks while hitting .242.
  • Merrifield has safely hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is batting .313 with two doubles, a walk and two RBI.
  • Hunter Dozier is hitting .270 with 20 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 24 walks.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bobby Witt Jr. 353 .255 51 14 51 .298 .754
Whit Merrifield 351 .242 47 5 38 .293 .641
Andrew Benintendi 334 .317 38 3 39 .387 .785
Hunter Dozier 293 .270 36 9 33 .330 .781
Nicky Lopez 286 .252 33 0 13 .302 .606
MJ Melendez 224 .228 24 9 26 .314 .729
Michael A. Taylor 217 .272 29 6 25 .347 .748
Emmanuel Rivera 186 .237 22 6 21 .286 .695
Kyle Isbel 140 .229 13 2 13 .267 .603
Vinnie Pasquantino 83 .205 7 3 5 .305 .630

Angels Players to Watch

  • Shohei Ohtani leads Los Angeles in slugging percentage (.485) thanks to 37 extra-base hits.
  • Ohtani ranks 76th in batting average, 44th in on-base percentage and 27th in slugging percentage among all hitters in the big leagues.
  • Taylor Ward leads Los Angeles with an OBP of .380 this season while batting .291 with 38 walks and 45 runs scored.
  • Ward’s batting average ranks 33rd among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him 13th, and he is 19th in slugging.
  • Jared Walsh has 78 hits this season and has a slash line of .239/.281/.417.
  • Luis Rengifo is batting .264 with a .310 OBP and 16 RBI for Los Angeles this season.

Angels Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Shohei Ohtani 344 .256 53 20 57 .348 .833
Jared Walsh 326 .239 36 13 41 .281 .698
Brandon Marsh 274 .223 31 8 36 .280 .627
Taylor Ward 261 .291 45 13 35 .380 .878
Andrew Velazquez 229 .170 23 5 21 .210 .472
Luis Rengifo 212 .264 20 5 16 .310 .706
Max Stassi 194 .216 21 5 19 .317 .662
Jo Adell 109 .248 6 3 12 .281 .666
Kurt Suzuki 93 .183 7 2 11 .267 .547
Michael Stefanic 37 .189 4 0 0 .302 .518

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