Royals Vs Angels: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 26, 2022

Written By Staff on July 26, 2022

The Kansas City Royals (39-57) ride a three-game win streak into a home contest against the Los Angeles Angels (40-56) on Tuesday at 8:10 PM ET. Kansas City (-128 to win) has Angel Zerpa set to start, and Los Angeles (+112) will send out Jose Suarez.

The betting trends in the following article are based off odds valid as of July 26, 2022 at 7:32 PM ET.

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Royals vs Angels Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Zerpa (KC) Pitcher Suarez (LAA)
2 – 0 W/L 1 – 4
7.0 IP 45.0
1.29 ERA 5.60
1.000 WHIP 1.578
2.6 K/9 9
2.6 BB/9 4.4

Royals Probable Starter Angel Zerpa

  • Zerpa (2-0) pitches for the Royals to make his second start of the season.
  • The lefty last appeared on Thursday, July 14 against the Toronto Blue Jays, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • Opposing hitters have a collective batting average of only .200 against him this season. He has a 1.29 ERA and 2.6 strikeouts per nine innings over his two games.
  • He will match up with an Angels squad that is hitting .229 as a unit (26th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .381 (23rd in MLB) with 108 total home runs (11th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 26, 2022 at 7:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Probable Starter José Suarez

  • The Angels’ Suarez (1-4) will make his 10th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, July 17, when he threw 3 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving up six earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 5.60, a 2.045 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.578 in 11 games this season.
  • In nine starts this season, Suarez has not yet earned a quality start.
  • The Royals are batting .248 this season, 10th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .383 (21st in the league) with 79 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 26, 2022 at 7:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been the moneyline favorite 20 total times this season. They’ve finished 11-9 in those games.
  • Kansas City is 4-6 (winning 40% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -128 or shorter.
  • The Royals have an implied moneyline win probability of 56.1% in this matchup.
  • Kansas City has played in 96 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 46 times (46-46-4).
  • The Royals have gone 45-51-0 against the spread this season.
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Angels Betting Trends

  • This season, the Angels have won seven out of the 37 games, or 18.9%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Los Angeles is 5-22 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +112 or more on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Angels have a 47.2% chance to win.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total in 43 of their 96 chances.
  • The Angels are 43-53-0 against the spread in their 96 chances this season.

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has put up 90 hits, a team-best for the Royals, on the way to hitting .255 with 19 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Witt ranks 77th in batting average, 126th in on-base percentage, and 48th in slugging.
  • Witt has safely hit in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .300 with a double, a home run and five RBI.
  • Andrew Benintendi’s .390 on-base percentage and .401 slugging percentage both lead his team, and he has 14 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 39 walks while batting .322.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Benintendi’s batting average ranks fourth, his on-base percentage ranks eighth, and he is 98th in the league in slugging.
  • Benintendi enters this matchup on a six-game hitting streak. In his last nine games he is batting .353 with a double, four walks and five RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield is hitting .244 with 21 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 28 walks.
  • Merrifield has hit safely in three games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .350 with three doubles and two RBI.
  • Hunter Dozier has 20 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 25 walks while hitting .267.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 356 .244 48 5 38 .294 .645
Bobby Witt Jr. 353 .255 51 14 51 .298 .754
Andrew Benintendi 339 .322 40 3 39 .390 .791
Hunter Dozier 296 .267 36 9 33 .329 .775
Nicky Lopez 290 .248 33 0 13 .298 .598
MJ Melendez 229 .227 25 10 28 .312 .736
Michael A. Taylor 221 .276 29 6 28 .349 .752
Emmanuel Rivera 190 .237 24 6 22 .286 .691
Kyle Isbel 141 .227 13 2 13 .265 .598
Vinnie Pasquantino 87 .218 8 3 5 .320 .665

Angels Players to Watch

  • Shohei Ohtani leads Los Angeles with a slugging percentage of .486, fueled by 38 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Ohtani is 75th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 44th, and he is 27th in slugging percentage.
  • Taylor Ward has 76 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .375.
  • Ward is currently 34th in batting average, 16th in on-base percentage and 23rd in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters.
  • Jared Walsh is batting .242 with a .424 slugging percentage and 41 RBI this year.
  • Luis Rengifo has five home runs, 16 RBI and a batting average of .265 this season.

Angels Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Shohei Ohtani 348 .256 53 20 57 .347 .833
Jared Walsh 330 .242 36 13 41 .284 .708
Brandon Marsh 277 .220 31 8 36 .277 .620
Taylor Ward 265 .287 45 13 35 .375 .866
Andrew Velazquez 231 .173 23 5 21 .212 .476
Luis Rengifo 215 .265 20 5 16 .313 .708
Max Stassi 198 .212 21 5 19 .311 .649
Jo Adell 112 .241 6 3 12 .280 .655
Kurt Suzuki 93 .183 7 2 11 .267 .547
Michael Stefanic 37 .189 4 0 0 .302 .518

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