Guardians Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 8, 2022

Written By Staff on July 7, 2022

The Cleveland Guardians (40-40) visit the Kansas City Royals (30-51) in AL Central action on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. Aaron Civale starts for Cleveland (-125 to win) while Kansas City (+107) will counter with Brady Singer.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds as of July 8, 2022 at 7:51 PM ET.

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Guardians vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Civale (CLE) Pitcher Singer (KC)
2 – 5 W/L 3 – 3
46.0 IP 58.2
7.04 ERA 4.45
1.543 WHIP 1.210
8.8 K/9 8.9
2.9 BB/9 2.0

Guardians Probable Starter Aaron Civale

  • Civale (2-5) gets the starting nod for the Guardians in his 11th start of the season. He has a 7.04 ERA in 46 innings pitched, with 45 strikeouts.
  • His last time out came on Saturday against the New York Yankees, when the righty threw six innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 7.04, with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in 10 games this season. Opponents are hitting .296 against him.
  • Civale is looking to record his second quality start of the season.
  • He meets a Royals offense that ranks 27th in the league with 318 runs while batting .240 as a unit. It has a collective .379 slugging percentage (22nd in MLB play) and has hit a total of 70 home runs (24th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 8, 2022 at 7:51 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 12 .417 5 1 3 .417 1.167
Nicky Lopez 10 .100 1 0 0 .182 .282
Hunter Dozier 10 .300 3 0 1 .300 .800
Andrew Benintendi 4 .500 2 1 2 .714 1.964
Edward Olivares 3 .667 2 1 1 .667 2.334
Ryan O’Hearn 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Michael A. Taylor 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Bobby Witt Jr. 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kyle Isbel 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Cam Gallagher 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Royals Probable Starter Brady Singer

  • Singer (3-3) will take the mound for the Royals, his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed four innings while giving up two earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Detroit Tigers.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in 12 games this season with an ERA of 4.45 and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .257.
  • He has started nine games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in two of them.
  • The Guardians have scored 341 runs this season, which ranks 22nd in MLB. They have 655 hits, 20th in baseball, with 62 home runs (28th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 8, 2022 at 7:51 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Guardians Stats vs Singer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Franmil Reyes 13 .308 4 0 3 .357 .665
José Ramírez 8 .500 4 1 5 .636 1.511
Myles Straw 7 .571 4 0 0 .571 1.428
Oscar Mercado 7 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Josh Naylor 6 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Andrés Giménez 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Owen Miller 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ernie Clement 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000
Steven Kwan 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000
Amed Rosario 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Guardians Betting Trends

  • The Guardians have a 23-14 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 62.2% of those games).
  • Cleveland has gone 18-12 when it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -125 or shorter (60%).
  • The Guardians have an implied moneyline win probability of 55.6% in this matchup.
  • In the 80 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Cleveland, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 39 times (39-37-4).
  • The Guardians have gone 40-40-0 ATS this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Royals have won 25 out of the 68 games, or 36.8%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Kansas City has a record of 17-39, a 30.4% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +107 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 48.3% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 40 of their 81 games with a total this season.
  • The Royals are 36-45-0 against the spread this season.

Guardians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez has accumulated 83 hits with a .369 on-base percentage and a .570 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Guardians. He is batting .285 with 27 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs and 38 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Ramirez’s batting average ranks 32nd, his on-base percentage ranks 22nd, and he is seventh in the league in slugging.
  • Amed Rosario has 12 doubles, five triples, three home runs and 17 walks while batting .274.
  • Among qualified hitters, Rosario’s batting average ranks 44th, his on-base percentage ranks 104th, and he is 119th in the league in slugging.
  • Josh Naylor is hitting .276 with 13 doubles, 11 home runs and 16 walks.
  • Steven Kwan is hitting .274 with nine doubles, three triples, a home run and 30 walks.

Guardians Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 299 .274 43 3 24 .313 .691
José Ramírez 291 .285 47 16 63 .369 .939
Myles Straw 282 .195 44 0 10 .291 .536
Owen Miller 250 .248 33 4 36 .300 .672
Steven Kwan 234 .274 32 1 21 .362 .712
Andrés Giménez 225 .298 27 9 39 .350 .834
Josh Naylor 196 .276 24 11 43 .332 .842
Franmil Reyes 188 .213 17 7 22 .261 .623
Oscar Mercado 119 .210 17 4 16 .240 .618
Ernie Clement 117 .197 14 0 5 .258 .480

Royals Players to Watch

  • Andrew Benintendi leads Kansas City in OBP (.388), slugging percentage (.405) and OPS (.793) this season.
  • Benintendi ranks fourth in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage and 90th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters in the big leagues.
  • Whit Merrifield has collected 77 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .285.
  • Merrifield ranks 115th in batting average, 140th in on-base percentage and 143rd in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has collected 70 base hits, an OBP of .286 and a slugging percentage of .444 this season.
  • Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City with 70 hits, batting .267 this season with 28 extra-base hits.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 331 .233 44 4 34 .285 .614
Andrew Benintendi 301 .319 34 3 33 .388 .793
Bobby Witt Jr. 297 .236 43 12 42 .286 .730
Hunter Dozier 262 .267 34 9 30 .331 .781
Nicky Lopez 240 .233 25 0 9 .292 .575
Michael A. Taylor 196 .265 25 5 23 .345 .733
MJ Melendez 189 .222 19 9 22 .318 .736
Emmanuel Rivera 152 .217 18 6 19 .270 .678
Kyle Isbel 114 .219 11 2 11 .254 .596
Edward Olivares 70 .286 12 3 8 .324 .795

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