Royals Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 12, 2022

Written By Staff on July 12, 2022

Andrew Benintendi is only two hits away from his 100th of the season as his Kansas City Royals (34-52) get ready for a matchup against the Detroit Tigers (36-51) on Tuesday at 8:10 PM ET. Kris Bubic gets the starting nod for Kansas City (-125 to win), and Beau Brieske is Detroit’s (+105) pick to start.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds as of July 12, 2022 at 7:46 PM ET.

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Royals vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Bubic (KC) Pitcher Brieske (DET)
1 – 6 W/L 2 – 6
48.2 IP 75.2
7.03 ERA 4.16
1.870 WHIP 1.216
7.8 K/9 5.9
5.9 BB/9 2.9

Royals Probable Starter Kris Bubic

  • The Royals will send Bubic (1-6) out to make his 13th start of the season. He is 1-6 with a 7.03 ERA and 42 strikeouts through 48 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Thursday, the lefty went 5 2/3 innings against the Houston Astros, giving up three earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • In 13 games this season, the 24-year-old has a 7.03 ERA and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .298 to opposing hitters.
  • Bubic has registered one quality start this year.
  • He will face a Tigers offense that ranks last in the league with 274 runs while batting .230 as a unit. It has a collective .336 slugging percentage (29th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 52 home runs (30th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 12, 2022 at 7:46 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Bubic

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Eric Haase 15 .200 3 0 2 .250 .450
Jeimer Candelario 15 .200 3 0 1 .294 .494
Miguel Cabrera 15 .333 5 1 2 .474 1.007
Jonathan Schoop 14 .214 3 0 0 .267 .481
Willi Castro 11 .364 4 2 3 .364 1.273
Robbie Grossman 8 .375 3 0 0 .545 1.045
Victor Reyes 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .715
Akil Baddoo 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Javier Báez 5 .200 1 0 2 .167 .367
Riley Greene 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 2.167

Tigers Probable Starter Beau Brieske

  • Brieske (2-6) will take the mound for the Tigers, his 15th start of the season.
  • The right-hander did not allow a run in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Friday in his last outing, a matchup with the Chicago White Sox.
  • The 24-year-old has an ERA of 4.16, a 2.083 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.216 in 14 games this season.
  • He’s going for his third quality start in a row.
  • The Royals have scored 338 runs this season, which ranks 27th in MLB. They are batting .243 for the campaign with 72 home runs, 25th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 12, 2022 at 7:46 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Brieske

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Bobby Witt Jr. 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
MJ Melendez 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Edward Olivares 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nicky Lopez 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Hunter Dozier 3 .333 1 0 2 .333 1.000
Michael A. Taylor 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Vinnie Pasquantino 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167
Andrew Benintendi 1 .000 0 0 0 .667 .667

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have gone 8-8 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 50% of those games).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -125 or shorter, Kansas City has a 6-6 record (winning 50% of its games).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Royals’ implied win probability is 55.6%.
  • Kansas City has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 86 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 42 of those games (42-40-4).
  • The Royals have covered 45.3% of their games this season, going 39-47-0 against the spread.
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Tigers Betting Trends

  • The Tigers have been underdogs in 68 games this season and won 28 (41.2%) of those contests.
  • This season, Detroit has won 24 of its 63 games, or 38.1%, when they’re the underdog by at least +105 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 48.8% chance of a victory for the Tigers.
  • Detroit and its opponents have hit the over in 32 of their 87 games with a total this season.
  • In 87 games with a spread this season, the Tigers are 42-45-0 ATS.

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. paces the Royals with 80 hits, while batting .252 with 18 doubles, five triples, 12 home runs and 19 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters, Witt ranks 80th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 122nd and he is 51st in slugging.
  • Witt enters this game on a seven-game hitting streak. During his last 10 games he is batting .310 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and six RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield is hitting .237 with 18 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 28 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Merrifield’s batting average ranks 110th, his on-base percentage ranks 132nd, and he is 139th in the league in slugging.
  • Benintendi is batting .313 with 13 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 37 walks. He has accumulated an on-base percentage of .384 and a slugging percentage of .396. Both lead the Royals.
  • Hunter Dozier is hitting .264 with 19 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 22 walks.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 338 .237 45 5 36 .290 .630
Bobby Witt Jr. 318 .252 45 12 45 .297 .750
Andrew Benintendi 313 .313 35 3 35 .384 .780
Hunter Dozier 276 .264 35 9 30 .326 .772
Nicky Lopez 253 .237 29 0 11 .296 .581
Michael A. Taylor 208 .264 26 5 24 .340 .725
MJ Melendez 203 .217 21 9 25 .312 .711
Emmanuel Rivera 166 .235 21 6 19 .291 .707
Kyle Isbel 133 .203 12 2 12 .234 .542
Edward Olivares 78 .308 13 3 8 .357 .831

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Javier Baez leads Detroit with 61 hits, batting .214 this season with 26 extra-base hits.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Baez ranks 143rd in batting average, 153rd in on-base percentage, and 124th in slugging percentage.
  • Jonathan Schoop is batting .213 with a .319 slugging percentage and 22 RBI this year.
  • Among all qualified players, Schoop ranks 144th in batting average, 155th in on-base percentage and 146th in slugging percentage.
  • Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with an OPS of .681. He has a slash line of .290/.328/.353 this season.
  • Willi Castro is batting .260 with a .292 OBP and 15 RBI for Detroit this season.

Tigers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 310 .213 28 6 22 .248 .567
Javier Báez 285 .214 27 9 34 .252 .627
Miguel Cabrera 272 .290 18 3 32 .328 .681
Spencer Torkelson 250 .192 24 5 20 .282 .578
Jeimer Candelario 236 .191 26 6 23 .254 .568
Robbie Grossman 233 .210 21 2 19 .312 .595
Willi Castro 196 .260 22 2 15 .292 .654
Harold Castro 183 .268 19 4 17 .297 .696
Tucker Barnhart 163 .215 8 0 9 .277 .529
Eric Haase 144 .243 22 7 20 .295 .733

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