Rockies vs. Royals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/13/2022

by | May 13, 2022

The Colorado Rockies (16-15) stumble into Friday’s matchup with the Kansas City Royals (10-19) looking to break a four-game losing streak. The contest starts at 8:40 PM ET with the Rockies listed as -140 favorites to right the ship. Colorado’s Kyle Freeland and Kansas City’s Zack Greinke have been named the starters for this contest.

Rockies vs. Royals Spread and Betting Line

Rockies vs Royals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rockies -140 +119 10.5 -112 -108 -1.5 +130 -156

Computer Predictions for Rockies vs. Royals

Our computer pick: Kansas City Royals (+119) and Over (10.5)

Rockies vs. Royals Game Info

  • Colorado Rockies probable starting pitcher: Kyle Freeland
  • Kansas City Royals probable starting pitcher: Zack Greinke
  • Game Day: Friday, May 13, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:40 PM ET
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Stadium: Coors Field

Colorado Rockies vs Kansas City Royals Pitching Matchup

Freeland Greinke
6 GS 6
1-3 W-L 0-2
3.94 ERA 2.67
32.0 IP 33.2
9 BB 3
26 SO 10

Rockies Starter Kyle Freeland

  • Freeland makes the start for the Rockies, his seventh of the season. He is 1-3 with a 3.94 ERA and 26 strikeouts through 32 innings pitched.
  • In his last outing on Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the left-hander went six scoreless innings while surrendering five hits.
  • In six games this season, the 28-year-old has an ERA of 3.94, with 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .273 against him.
  • Freeland is aiming for his third quality start in a row.
  • Freeland will aim to last five or more innings for his sixth straight start. He’s averaging 5.1 frames per outing.
  • He will take the hill against a Royals offense that is hitting .217 as a unit (28th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .310 (29th in MLB) with 14 total home runs (29th in MLB).
  • The 28-year-old ranks 40th in ERA (3.94), 48th in WHIP (1.375), and 38th in K/9 (7.3) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Royals Starter Zack Greinke

  • Greinke (0-2) will take to the mound for the Royals and make his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The 38-year-old has an ERA of 2.67, a 3.333 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.099 in six games this season.
  • In six starts this season, he’s earned two quality starts.
  • Greinke has pitched five or more innings in six straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Rockies are batting .257 this season, first in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .402 (fifth in the league) with 28 home runs.
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 38-year-old’s 2.67 ERA ranks 19th, 1.099 WHIP ranks 27th, and 2.7 K/9 ranks 53rd.

Rockies Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Rockies have been favored 10 times and won seven of those games.
  • Colorado has a record of 4-1 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -140 on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rockies have a 58.3% chance to win.
  • So far this season, Colorado and its opponents have hit the over in 16 of their 31 games with a total.
  • The Rockies are 14-17-0 against the spread this season.

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Royals have won in seven, or 29.2%, of the 24 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This season, Kansas City has been victorious two times in 14 chances when named as an underdog of at least +119 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Royals have an implied victory probability of 45.7% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Kansas City and their opponents have hit the over in 13 of their 30 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • In 30 games with a line this season, the Royals have a mark of 13-17-0 against the spread.

Rockies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • The Rockies best power option comes in the form of C.J. Cron and his nine-homer 24-RBI season, both team highs.
  • Of all hitters in baseball, Cron’s home run total places him third, and his RBI tally ranks him seventh.
  • Connor Joe is batting .291 with five doubles, two triples, four home runs and 14 walks.
  • Joe is 57th in homers in the majors, and 120th in RBI.
  • Joe heads into this game looking for his eighth game in a row with a hit. In his last 10 games he is batting .316 with a triple, six walks and three RBI.
  • Charlie Blackmon is batting .219 with six doubles, four home runs and nine walks.
  • Jose Iglesias has a club-high .319 batting average.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
C.J. Cron 31 .297 .344 .602 9 24 35
Connor Joe 29 .291 .371 .470 4 11 34
Charlie Blackmon 27 .219 .281 .390 4 13 23
José Iglesias 26 .319 .367 .407 0 9 29
Randal Grichuk 23 .292 .333 .461 4 16 26

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • The Royals are lead in runs batted in by Andrew Benintendi with a mark of 12, he also leads the team in hitting, posting an average of .314.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Benintendi is 207th in home runs and 103rd in RBI.
  • Hunter Dozier is hitting .250 with six doubles, two triples, three home runs and six walks.
  • Dozier ranks 84th in home runs and 212th in RBI among all major league hitters this season.
  • Salvador Perez leads the Royals with five long balls.
  • Michael A. Taylor is hitting .207 with two home runs and 12 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Andrew Benintendi 29 .314 .368 .381 1 12 33
Hunter Dozier 27 .250 .301 .448 3 7 24
Salvador Pérez 29 .200 .240 .391 5 11 23
Michael A. Taylor 27 .207 .305 .280 2 9 17
Whit Merrifield 29 .162 .198 .214 1 8 19

Betting Tips for Rockies vs. Royals

Our best bet is the Royals on the moneyline at +119 after looking at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 10.5 runs.

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