Royals Vs Guardians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 11, 2022

Written By Staff on April 10, 2022

The Kansas City Royals (2-1) host the Cleveland Guardians (1-2) on Monday at 2:10 PM ET. Kansas City’s (-110 to win) Carlos Hernandez and Cleveland’s (-109) Aaron Civale will start this matchup.

The betting facts in this article are based off odds valid as of April 11, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET.

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Royals vs Guardians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Hernández (KC) Pitcher Civale (CLE)
6 – 2 W/L 12 – 5
85.2 IP 124.1
3.68 ERA 3.84
1.284 WHIP 1.118
7.8 K/9 7.2
4.3 BB/9 2.2

Royals Probable Starter Carlos Hernández

  • Hernandez will make his first start of the season for the Royals.
  • The 25-year-old right-hander started and threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings when he last appeared Friday, Sept. 24 against the Detroit Tigers.
  • Over his 24 appearances last season he finished with a 3.68 ERA and a 1.284 WHIP, putting together a 6-2 record.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 11, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Stats vs Hernández

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Franmil Reyes 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.500

Guardians Probable Starter Aaron Civale

  • The Guardians will send Civale to the mound for his first start this season.
  • The last time the righty took the mound was on Sunday, Oct. 3 last season, when he pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a matchup with the Texas Rangers.
  • He ended last season with a 3.84 ERA and a 1.118 WHIP in 21 games, finishing with a 12-5 record.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 11, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Civale

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 9 .333 3 1 2 .333 1.111
Nicky Lopez 8 .125 1 0 0 .222 .347
Hunter Dozier 8 .375 3 0 1 .375 1.000
Adalberto Mondesi 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Andrew Benintendi 4 .500 2 1 2 .600 1.850
Salvador Perez 4 .500 2 1 1 .667 2.167
Carlos Santana 4 .250 1 0 1 .200 .450
Edward Olivares 3 .667 2 1 1 .667 2.334
Ryan O’Hearn 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kyle Isbel 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals won 54.2% of the games last season they were favored on the moneyline (26-22).
  • In games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -110 or shorter, Kansas City went 25-22 (53.2%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Royals a 52.4% chance to win.
  • Kansas City had an over/under set by oddsmakers 159 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 68 of those games (68-78-13).
  • The Royals put together a 54-59-0 record ATS last season (covering 47.8% of the time).
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Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians were underdogs 91 times last season and won 38, or 41.8%, of those games.
  • Cleveland entered 91 games last season as the underdog by -109 or more and was 38-53 in those contests.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Guardians have a 52.2% chance to win.
  • Games involving Cleveland went over the total set by bookmakers in 82 of 156 chances last season.
  • The Guardians were 58-52-0 ATS in their 110 games with a spread last season.

Royals Players to Watch

  • Whit Merrifield racked up a slugging percentage of .395 and a batting average of .277 last season.
  • Salvador Perez accumulated 169 hits while batting .273.
  • Carlos Santana had 15 doubles, 19 home runs and 86 walks while hitting .214 last season.
  • Nicky Lopez had a .365 OBP and batted .300.

Royals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 664 .277 97 10 74 .317 .712
Salvador Pérez 620 .273 88 48 121 .316 .860
Carlos Santana 565 .214 66 19 69 .319 .661
Nicky Lopez 497 .300 78 2 43 .365 .743
Andrew Benintendi 493 .276 63 17 73 .324 .766
Hunter Dozier 487 .216 55 16 54 .285 .679
Michael A. Taylor 483 .244 58 12 54 .297 .653
Ryan O’Hearn 236 .225 23 9 29 .268 .637
Adalberto Mondesi 126 .230 19 6 17 .271 .723
Cam Gallagher 112 .250 9 1 7 .298 .628

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez had 147 hits and an OBP of .355 last season.
  • Myles Straw slashed .271/.349/.348 and finished with an OPS of .697.
  • Last season, Amed Rosario finished with a slugging percentage of .409, fueled by 42 extra-base hits.
  • Franmil Reyes slashed .254/.324/.522 and finished with an OPS of .846.

Guardians Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Myles Straw 564 .271 86 4 48 .349 .697
José Ramírez 552 .266 111 36 103 .355 .893
Amed Rosario 550 .282 77 11 57 .321 .730
Franmil Reyes 418 .254 57 30 85 .324 .846
Austin Hedges 286 .178 32 10 31 .220 .528
Bobby Bradley 245 .208 36 16 41 .294 .739
Yu Chang 237 .228 32 9 39 .267 .693
Oscar Mercado 214 .224 27 6 19 .300 .669
Owen Miller 191 .204 17 4 18 .243 .552
Andrés Giménez 188 .218 23 5 16 .282 .633

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