Yankees Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 29, 2022

Written By Staff on July 30, 2022

The Kansas City Royals (39-60) aim to break their three-game losing streak when they face the New York Yankees (67-33) on Friday at 7:05 PM ET. Gerrit Cole starts for New York (-387 to win) while Kansas City (+309) will counter with Kris Bubic.

The betting trends in what follows reference odds valid as of July 29, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET.

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Yankees vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cole (NYY) Pitcher Bubic (KC)
9 – 3 W/L 2 – 6
119.1 IP 68.1
3.09 ERA 5.66
1.022 WHIP 1.654
11.5 K/9 7.2
2.4 BB/9 4.9

Yankees Probable Starter Gerrit Cole

  • Cole (9-3 with a 3.09 ERA and 153 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings pitched) tries for his 10th victory when he gets the start for the Yankees, his 21st of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up nine hits.
  • The 31-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.09, with 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings, in 20 games this season. Opponents are hitting .204 against him.
  • Cole is trying to build upon a third-game quality start streak in this game.
  • He will face off against a Royals offense that ranks 13th in MLB with 821 total hits (on a .246 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .378 (24th in MLB) with 79 total home runs (27th in MLB).
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 31-year-old’s 3.09 ERA ranks 24th, 1.022 WHIP ranks 16th, and 11.5 K/9 ranks fifth.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 29, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Cole

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Hunter Dozier 13 .154 2 1 2 .214 .676
Whit Merrifield 12 .250 3 0 1 .308 .641
Michael A. Taylor 10 .300 3 1 1 .364 .964
Ryan O’Hearn 9 .111 1 1 1 .111 .555
Nicky Lopez 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Bobby Witt Jr. 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Kyle Isbel 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Royals Probable Starter Kris Bubic

  • The Royals will send Bubic (2-6) to the mound for his 16th start this season.
  • The left-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed four hits in 7 2/3 innings pitched against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched to a 5.66 ERA this season with 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 4.9 walks per nine across 16 games.
  • He’s going for his third quality start in a row.
  • The Yankees are batting .244 this season, 15th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .441 (second in the league) with 169 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 29, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Yankees Stats vs Bubic

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Josh Donaldson 11 .273 3 2 2 .333 1.242
Marwin Gonzalez 6 .500 3 0 2 .571 1.238
DJ LeMahieu 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .750
Anthony Rizzo 4 .500 2 1 2 .600 1.850
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gleyber Torres 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kyle Higashioka 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Aaron Judge 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Aaron Hicks 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Jose Trevino 1 1.000 1 0 2 1.000 3.000

Yankees Betting Trends

  • The Yankees have been favored on the moneyline 92 total times this season. They’ve gone 63-29 in those games.
  • New York has not yet played a game with moneyline odds of -387 or shorter.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Yankees’ implied win probability is 79.5%.
  • New York has played in 100 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 49 times (49-48-3).
  • The Yankees have gone 48-52-0 ATS this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been underdogs in 77 games this season and won 28 (36.4%) of those contests.
  • Kansas City has played as an underdog of +309 or more once this season and won that game.
  • The Royals have a 24.4% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 46 of their 99 games with a total this season.
  • The Royals have an ATS record of 46-53-0 in 99 games with a spread this season.

Yankees Players to Watch

  • Aaron Judge has accumulated 108 hits, a team-high for the Yankees. He’s hitting .293 with 16 doubles, 39 home runs and 49 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB play, Judge’s batting average ranks 28th, his on-base percentage ranks 16th, and he is second in the league in slugging.
  • Anthony Rizzo is hitting .219 with 16 doubles, a triple, 23 home runs and 44 walks.
  • Rizzo’s batting average ranks 141st among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 55th, and he is 26th in the league in slugging.
  • DJ LeMahieu is hitting .281 with 15 doubles, nine home runs and 53 walks. He has a .386 on-base percentage to lead the Yankees.
  • Gleyber Torres is batting .263 with 18 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 25 walks.
  • Torres enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .211 with a home run, two walks and two RBI.

Yankees Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Aaron Judge 369 .293 82 39 83 .375 1.028
Andrew Benintendi 351 .316 40 3 39 .383 .776
DJ LeMahieu 331 .281 61 9 38 .386 .794
Anthony Rizzo 329 .219 58 23 58 .339 .822
Gleyber Torres 315 .263 46 16 45 .322 .801
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 305 .275 43 0 30 .318 .646
Josh Donaldson 282 .223 32 9 35 .305 .692
Aaron Hicks 258 .240 37 6 30 .362 .707
Joey Gallo 233 .159 32 12 24 .282 .621
Jose Trevino 190 .258 24 7 29 .300 .716

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City with 90 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .456.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Witt’s batting average is 77th, his on-base percentage ranks 126th, and he is 53rd in slugging percentatge.
  • Whit Merrifield has collected 87 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .288.
  • Merrifield is 116th in batting average, 141st in on-base percentage and 144th in slugging percentage in MLB.
  • Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City in OBP (.327) this season, fueled by 80 hits.
  • MJ Melendez has 10 home runs, 28 RBI and a batting average of .233 this season.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 367 .237 48 5 38 .288 .629
Bobby Witt Jr. 353 .255 51 14 51 .298 .754
Hunter Dozier 303 .264 36 9 33 .327 .766
Nicky Lopez 295 .244 33 0 13 .298 .593
MJ Melendez 240 .233 25 10 28 .316 .745
Michael A. Taylor 233 .275 29 6 28 .345 .740
Emmanuel Rivera 198 .232 24 6 22 .280 .674
Kyle Isbel 148 .216 13 2 13 .253 .571
Vinnie Pasquantino 94 .213 8 3 5 .315 .645
Ryan O’Hearn 84 .202 6 1 10 .269 .543

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