Royals Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 11, 2022

Written By Staff on July 10, 2022

Andrew Benintendi sits at 98 hits this season, and will try to get his 100th when the Kansas City Royals (32-52) play the Detroit Tigers (36-49) on Monday at 2:10 PM ET. Kansas City (-134 to win) has Brad Keller starting things off, and Detroit (+114) counters Michael Pineda.

The betting facts in what follows are based off odds valid as of July 11, 2022 at 1:34 PM ET.

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Royals vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Keller (KC) Pitcher Pineda (DET)
4 – 9 W/L 2 – 3
90.2 IP 32.1
4.37 ERA 3.62
1.335 WHIP 1.175
5.9 K/9 4.7
3.1 BB/9 1.7

Royals Probable Starter Brad Keller

  • Keller (4-9) gets the starting nod for the Royals in his 17th start of the season. He has a 4.37 ERA in 90 2/3 innings pitched, with 59 strikeouts.
  • His last appearance was on Thursday against the Houston Astros, when the righty threw 5 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.37, with 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings, in 16 games this season. Opponents are hitting .257 against him.
  • Keller has eight quality starts under his belt this year.
  • The opposing Tigers offense has the 29th-ranked slugging percentage (.337) and is last in MLB play with 52 home runs. It has a collective .230 batting average, and is 27th in MLB with 639 total hits and last in MLB play scoring 270 runs.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB action this season, the 26-year-old’s 4.37 ERA ranks 52nd, 1.335 WHIP ranks 50th, and 5.9 K/9 ranks 58th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 11, 2022 at 1:34 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Keller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera 23 .391 9 0 4 .481 .959
Victor Reyes 20 .100 2 0 0 .100 .200
Harold Castro 20 .200 4 0 1 .273 .573
Jeimer Candelario 15 .200 3 0 0 .368 .568
Jonathan Schoop 14 .143 2 0 0 .143 .286
Willi Castro 9 .333 3 1 2 .455 1.122
Robbie Grossman 8 .125 1 0 0 .300 .550
Tucker Barnhart 8 .125 1 0 0 .222 .347
Javier Báez 8 .250 2 0 0 .250 .500
Spencer Torkelson 5 .600 3 1 2 .667 1.867

Tigers Probable Starter Michael Pineda

  • The Tigers’ Pineda (2-3) will make his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on five hits in a matchup with the Cleveland Guardians.
  • The 33-year-old has an ERA of 3.62 and 4.7 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .260 in seven games this season.
  • In seven starts this season, he’s earned one quality start.
  • The Royals have scored 328 runs this season, which ranks 27th in MLB. They are batting .241 for the campaign with 71 home runs, 24th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 11, 2022 at 1:34 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Pineda

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 17 .294 5 1 1 .294 .823
Andrew Benintendi 16 .375 6 0 2 .375 .750
Nicky Lopez 9 .222 2 0 1 .300 .522
Hunter Dozier 8 .500 4 2 4 .556 2.056
Michael A. Taylor 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .833
Bobby Witt Jr. 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Vinnie Pasquantino 2 .500 1 1 1 .500 2.500
Kyle Isbel 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
MJ Melendez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Edward Olivares 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have won six of the 14 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (42.9%).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -134 or shorter, Kansas City has a 2-6 record (winning just 25% of its games).
  • The Royals have a 57.3% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Kansas City has combined with opponents to go over the total 41 times this season for a 41-39-4 record against the over/under.
  • The Royals have collected a 37-47-0 record ATS this season (covering 44% of the time).
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Tigers Betting Trends

  • This season, the Tigers have won 28 out of the 66 games, or 42.4%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Detroit is 21-32 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +114 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Tigers have a 46.7% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Detroit and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 31 of their 85 opportunities.
  • The Tigers have an ATS record of 42-43-0 in 85 games with a spread this season.

Royals Players to Watch

  • Benintendi has put up a team-best OBP (.389) and slugging percentage (.401), while hitting .317 with 13 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 37 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB play, Benintendi’s batting average ranks fifth, his on-base percentage ranks seventh, and he is 95th in the league in slugging.
  • Whit Merrifield has 18 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 28 walks while hitting .237.
  • Among qualifiers, Merrifield ranks 110th in batting average, 132nd in on-base percentage, and 140th in slugging.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. is hitting .239 with 17 doubles, five triples, 12 home runs and 19 walks.
  • Witt has safely hit in five games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .333 with a double, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Hunter Dozier has 19 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 22 walks while hitting .269. He has racked up 73 hits to pace his team.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 338 .237 45 5 36 .290 .630
Bobby Witt Jr. 309 .239 43 12 42 .287 .730
Andrew Benintendi 309 .317 35 3 35 .389 .790
Hunter Dozier 271 .269 35 9 30 .331 .785
Nicky Lopez 247 .235 27 0 11 .295 .578
Michael A. Taylor 204 .265 26 5 24 .342 .724
MJ Melendez 200 .215 19 9 24 .310 .710
Emmanuel Rivera 159 .226 19 6 19 .281 .690
Kyle Isbel 125 .216 12 2 12 .248 .576
Edward Olivares 74 .297 13 3 8 .333 .806

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Javier Baez leads Detroit with 60 hits, batting .217 this season with 25 extra-base hits.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Baez’s batting average ranks 138th, his on-base percentage is 153rd, and he is 118th in slugging percentatge.
  • Jonathan Schoop is batting .212 with a .320 slugging percentage and 22 RBI this year.
  • Schoop’s batting average ranks 144th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him 155th, and he is 146th in slugging.
  • Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with an OPS of .689. He has a slash line of .295/.333/.356 this season.
  • Harold Castro has four home runs, 17 RBI and a batting average of .268 this season.

Tigers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 306 .212 28 6 22 .248 .568
Javier Báez 277 .217 26 9 33 .253 .632
Miguel Cabrera 264 .295 18 3 31 .333 .689
Spencer Torkelson 243 .198 24 5 20 .289 .594
Jeimer Candelario 228 .193 26 6 22 .258 .578
Robbie Grossman 228 .202 20 2 19 .307 .583
Willi Castro 188 .255 21 2 15 .289 .645
Harold Castro 179 .268 19 4 17 .298 .700
Tucker Barnhart 161 .217 8 0 9 .280 .535
Eric Haase 141 .234 22 7 20 .283 .716

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