Royals Vs Tigers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 13, 2022

Written By Staff on July 13, 2022

Emmanuel Rivera takes a 10-game hitting streak into the Kansas City Royals’ (34-53) matchup against the Detroit Tigers (37-51) at 2:10 PM ET on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. Brady Singer starts for Kansas City (-125 to win) while Detroit (+106) will counter with Tarik Skubal.

The insights in what follows reference odds valid as of July 13, 2022 at 1:42 PM ET.

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Royals vs Tigers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Singer (KC) Pitcher Skubal (DET)
3 – 3 W/L 6 – 7
65.2 IP 94.2
4.39 ERA 3.99
1.173 WHIP 1.194
8.6 K/9 9.2
1.8 BB/9 2.4

Royals Probable Starter Brady Singer

  • Singer (3-3 with a 4.39 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Royals, his 11th of the season.
  • In his last time out on Saturday against the Cleveland Guardians, the right-hander threw 7 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The 25-year-old has put up a 4.39 ERA and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings in 13 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .255 to his opponents.
  • Singer is looking to pick up his fourth quality start of the season.
  • The opposing Tigers offense has a collective .231 batting average, and is 27th in the league with 665 total hits and last in MLB action with 281 runs scored. It has the 29th-ranked slugging percentage (.336) and ranks last in home runs (52) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 13, 2022 at 1:42 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Tigers Stats vs Singer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Harold Castro 13 .462 6 0 1 .533 1.071
Jeimer Candelario 13 .231 3 0 1 .286 .594
Willi Castro 13 .231 3 1 2 .286 .748
Jonathan Schoop 13 .385 5 1 1 .385 1.154
Victor Reyes 11 .273 3 0 0 .273 .546
Robbie Grossman 10 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Miguel Cabrera 10 .200 2 1 1 .200 .700
Akil Baddoo 7 .571 4 0 3 .700 1.557
Tucker Barnhart 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Javier Báez 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400

Tigers Probable Starter Tarik Skubal

  • Skubal (6-7) will take to the mound for the Tigers and make his 17th start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed six hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Chicago White Sox.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in 17 games this season with an ERA of 3.99, a 3.88 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.194.
  • In 16 starts this season, he’s earned seven quality starts.
  • The Royals rank 15th in MLB with a .243 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 22nd in the league (.379) and 72 home runs.
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 25-year-old’s 3.99 ERA ranks 42nd, 1.194 WHIP ranks 34th, and 9.2 K/9 ranks 16th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 13, 2022 at 1:42 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Skubal

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 18 .167 3 0 1 .250 .472
Hunter Dozier 12 .083 1 1 1 .083 .416
Andrew Benintendi 10 .200 2 0 1 .200 .500
Michael A. Taylor 10 .200 2 0 0 .200 .400
Nicky Lopez 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .444
Edward Olivares 7 .286 2 1 1 .286 1.000
Cam Gallagher 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Bobby Witt Jr. 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Emmanuel Rivera 2 1.000 2 1 2 1.000 3.500
Ryan O’Hearn 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have won eight of the 17 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (47.1%).
  • Kansas City has gone 6-6 when it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -125 or shorter (50%).
  • The Royals have a 55.6% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Kansas City has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 87 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 43 of those games (43-40-4).
  • The Royals are 39-48-0 ATS this season.
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Tigers Betting Trends

  • This season, the Tigers have been the underdog 69 times and won 29, or 42%, of those games.
  • Detroit has entered 63 games this season as the underdog by +106 or more and is 24-39 in those contests.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Tigers have a 48.5% chance to win.
  • Games involving Detroit have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 33 of 88 chances this season.
  • The Tigers are 43-45-0 against the spread this season.

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has racked up 80 hits, a team-high for the Royals, on the way to batting .248 with 18 doubles, five triples, 12 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Among the qualifying batters, Witt ranks 85th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 124th and he is 55th in slugging.
  • Andrew Benintendi has a .384 OBP while slugging .399. Both lead his team. He has 14 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 37 walks while batting .314.
  • Benintendi’s batting average ranks fifth among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 11th, 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.
  • Hunter Dozier is hitting .265 with 19 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 23 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. 322 .248 46 12 45 .296 .743
Andrew Benintendi 318 .314 36 3 37 .384 .783
Hunter Dozier 279 .265 35 9 30 .328 .772
Nicky Lopez 257 .233 29 0 11 .291 .571
MJ Melendez 208 .221 22 9 25 .314 .727
Michael A. Taylor 208 .264 26 5 24 .340 .725
Emmanuel Rivera 170 .235 21 6 20 .290 .708
Kyle Isbel 136 .221 13 2 13 .255 .586
Edward Olivares 80 .300 14 3 9 .352 .814

Tigers Players to Watch

  • Javier Baez has 63 hits, which leads Detroit hitters this season, while batting .217 with 28 extra-base hits.
  • Among all the qualified batters in the big leagues, Baez’s batting average is 136th, his on-base percentage ranks 152nd, and he is 117th in slugging.
  • Jonathan Schoop has collected 68 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .251.
  • Among all qualified hittersplayers, Schoop is 141st in batting average, 154th in on-base percentage and 144th in slugging percentage.
  • Miguel Cabrera has a team-best OPS of .675, fueled by a slash line of .287/.326/.349 this season.
  • Willi Castro is batting .255 with a .290 OBP and 15 RBI for Detroit this season.

Tigers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jonathan Schoop 315 .216 30 6 23 .251 .575
Javier Báez 290 .217 29 9 34 .254 .637
Miguel Cabrera 275 .287 19 3 34 .326 .675
Spencer Torkelson 254 .201 25 5 21 .288 .591
Robbie Grossman 238 .206 21 2 19 .307 .584
Jeimer Candelario 236 .191 26 6 23 .254 .568
Willi Castro 200 .255 23 2 15 .290 .645
Harold Castro 183 .268 19 4 17 .297 .696
Tucker Barnhart 163 .215 8 0 9 .277 .529
Eric Haase 148 .243 22 7 20 .298 .737

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