Yankees Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 30, 2022

Written By Staff on April 30, 2022

The New York Yankees (14-6) take a seven-game winning streak into a road contest against the Kansas City Royals (7-11) on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET. Gerrit Cole starts for New York (-228 to win) while Kansas City (+188) will counter with Carlos Hernandez.

The betting insights in this article reference odds valid as of April 30, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Yankees vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cole (NYY) Pitcher Hernández (KC)
1 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
18.0 IP 14.0
4.00 ERA 6.43
1.167 WHIP 1.786
10.5 K/9 3.2
4 BB/9 3.2

Yankees Probable Starter Gerrit Cole

  • Cole gets the start for the Yankees, his fifth of the season. He is 1-0 with a 4.00 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Sunday against the Cleveland Guardians, the right-hander went 6 2/3 scoreless innings while surrendering four hits.
  • In four games this season, the 31-year-old has a 4.00 ERA and 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .000 to opposing batters.
  • He will face a Royals offense that is batting .209 as a unit (27th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .315 (26th in MLB) with 11 total home runs (27th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 30, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Cole

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Andrew Benintendi 14 .286 4 1 4 .333 .833
Carlos Santana 11 .091 1 0 0 .333 .424
Hunter Dozier 10 .100 1 1 2 .182 .582
Whit Merrifield 10 .200 2 0 1 .200 .500
Michael A. Taylor 10 .300 3 1 1 .364 .964
Ryan O’Hearn 9 .111 1 1 1 .111 .555
Salvador Perez 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nicky Lopez 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666

Royals Probable Starter Carlos Hernández

  • The Royals’ Hernandez (0-0) will make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched on Sunday in his last outing, a matchup with the Seattle Mariners.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched to a 6.43 ERA this season with 3.2 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.2 walks per nine across three games.
  • The Yankees have scored 97 runs this season, which ranks third in MLB. They are batting .249 for the campaign with 29 home runs, first in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 30, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Yankees Stats vs Hernández

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Joey Gallo 5 .400 2 0 2 .400 .800
Aaron Judge 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .750
Giancarlo Stanton 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
DJ LeMahieu 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 1.000
Jose Trevino 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Kyle Higashioka 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Josh Donaldson 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 1 .000 0 0 0 .667 .667
Gleyber Torres 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Marwin Gonzalez 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Yankees Betting Trends

  • The Yankees have won 70% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (14-6).
  • New York has played four times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -228 or shorter, and earned a victory in each game.
  • The Yankees have an implied moneyline win probability of 69.5% in this contest.
  • New York has combined with opponents to go over the total eight times this season for an 8-12-0 record against the over/under.
  • The Yankees have a 12-8-0 record ATS this season (covering 60% of the time).
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Royals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Royals have won five out of the 13 games, or 38.5%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Kansas City has played as an underdog of +188 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 34.7% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • So far this season, Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in seven of their 18 games with a total.
  • The Royals are 9-9-0 ATS in their 18 games with a spread this season.

Yankees Players to Watch

  • Anthony Rizzo is leading the Yankees with 21 hits, while batting .284 with four doubles, nine home runs and nine walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Rizzo’s batting average ranks 48th, his on-base percentage ranks 23rd, and he is third in the league in slugging.
  • Rizzo has hit safely in nine games in a row. During his last 10 games he is hitting .341 with three doubles, six home runs, four walks and 13 RBI.
  • Aaron Judge’s .600 slugging percentage paces his team, and he has five doubles, six home runs and eight walks while hitting .293.
  • Among qualified batters, Judge’s batting average ranks 36th, his on-base percentage ranks 46th, and he is eighth in the league in slugging.
  • Judge heads into this game on a five-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .381 with a double, three home runs, a walk and eight RBI.
  • DJ LeMahieu has put up a team-high OBP (.395) and slugging percentage (.485). He is hitting .324 with five doubles, two home runs and six walks.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa is hitting .311 with four doubles and three walks.
  • Kiner-Falefa heads into this game on a nine-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .382 with two doubles, two walks and five RBI.

Yankees Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Aaron Judge 75 .293 14 6 13 .361 .961
Anthony Rizzo 74 .284 14 9 21 .391 1.094
Giancarlo Stanton 73 .260 5 4 14 .282 .720
DJ LeMahieu 68 .324 13 2 8 .395 .880
Josh Donaldson 66 .197 7 2 5 .312 .660
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 61 .311 12 0 5 .338 .715
Joey Gallo 59 .153 5 2 3 .254 .525
Gleyber Torres 56 .214 2 2 8 .262 .691
Aaron Hicks 47 .277 7 1 4 .386 .726
Kyle Higashioka 42 .143 5 0 4 .213 .403

Royals Players to Watch

  • Andrew Benintendi leads Kansas City in OBP (.429), slugging percentage (.484) and total hits (25) this season.
  • Of all qualified batters in MLB, Benintendi is second in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage and 38th in slugging percentage.
  • Salvador Perez is slugging .478 while driving in nine runs and batting .203 this season.
  • Perez ranks 131st in batting average, 150th in on-base percentage and 41st in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Carlos Santana has six hits this season and has a slash line of .118/.308/.196.
  • Hunter Dozier is batting .242 with a .277 OBP and six RBI for Kansas City this season.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 75 .133 4 0 4 .165 .338
Bobby Witt Jr. 71 .211 6 0 5 .233 .543
Salvador Pérez 69 .203 9 5 9 .257 .735
Andrew Benintendi 64 .391 6 1 10 .429 .913
Hunter Dozier 62 .242 6 3 6 .277 .745
Nicky Lopez 55 .236 6 0 3 .344 .635
Carlos Santana 51 .118 6 1 5 .308 .504
Michael A. Taylor 49 .184 7 1 5 .317 .562
Edward Olivares 15 .200 4 0 1 .333 .600
Cam Gallagher 15 .267 1 0 2 .312 .712

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