Rockies vs. Royals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/14/2022

by | May 14, 2022

Following a five-hit effort last time out, Hunter Dozier leads the Kansas City Royals (11-19) into action as +139 underdogs against the Colorado Rockies (16-16). First pitch from Coors Field at 8:10 PM ET on Saturday. German Marquez takes the mound for Colorado while Carlos Hernandez is Kansas City’s starter for the 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 -160 +139 10.5 -118 -102 -1.5 +110 -132

Computer Predictions for Rockies vs. Royals

Our computer pick: Kansas City Royals (+139) and Over (10.5)

Rockies vs. Royals Game Info

  • Colorado Rockies probable starting pitcher: Germán Márquez
  • Kansas City Royals probable starting pitcher: Carlos Hernández
  • Game Day: Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Stadium: Coors Field

Colorado Rockies vs Kansas City Royals Pitching Matchup

Márquez Hernández
6 GS 5
0-3 W-L 0-2
6.47 ERA 7.15
32.0 IP 22.2
10 BB 12
26 SO 10

Rockies Starter Germán Márquez

  • Marquez gets the start for the Rockies, his seventh of the season. He is 0-3 with a 6.47 ERA and 26 strikeouts through 32 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday, the righty went six innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks, allowing three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The 27-year-old has a 6.47 ERA and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings across six games this season, while giving up a batting average of .328 to his opponents.
  • Marquez heads into the outing with two quality starts under his belt this year.
  • Marquez is seeking his third straight outing lasting five or more innings. He averages 5.1 frames per appearance on the mound.
  • The opposing Royals offense has the 28th-ranked slugging percentage (.327) and is 29th in MLB play with 16 home runs. It has a collective .225 batting average, and is 27th in MLB with 227 total hits and 29th in MLB action scoring 106 runs.
  • This season, the 27-year-old ranks 57th in ERA (6.47), 58th in WHIP (1.688), and 42nd in K/9 (7.3) among qualifying pitchers.

Royals Starter Carlos Hernández

  • The Royals will send Hernandez (0-2) to the mound for his sixth start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Monday, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings while giving up six earned runs on seven hits in a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 7.15, a 0.833 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.897 in five games this season.
  • None of Hernandez’s five starts this season have met the criteria for a quality start.
  • In five starts this season, Hernandez has lasted five or more innings one time, with an average of 4.2 innings per appearance.
  • The Rockies rank 10th in MLB with 143 runs scored this season. They have a .259 batting average this campaign with 30 home runs (13th in the league).

Rockies Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Rockies have won seven out of the 11 games, or 63.6%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Colorado has not entered a game this season with shorter moneyline odds than -160.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Rockies, based on the moneyline, is 61.5%.
  • Colorado’s games have gone over the total in 17 of their 32 chances.
  • The Rockies are 14-18-0 against the spread in their 32 chances this season.

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Royals have come away with eight wins in the 25 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This year, Kansas City has won one of eight games when listed as at least +139 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 41.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Kansas City and their opponents have gone over in 14 of their 31 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Royals have an against the spread mark of 14-17-0 in 31 games with a line this season.

Rockies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • C.J. Cron has gone yard nine times in the 2022 campaign while driving in 24 runs, both totals that lead the Rockies.
  • Among all hitters in baseball, Cron is fifth in homers and eighth in RBI.
  • Connor Joe has five doubles, two triples, four home runs and 14 walks while batting .291.
  • Joe is 57th in home runs in the majors, and 132nd in RBI.
  • Joe carries a seven-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .316 with a triple, six walks and three RBI.
  • Charlie Blackmon has six doubles, four home runs and nine walks while hitting .218.
  • Jose Iglesias has a club-high .316 batting average.
C.J. Cron 32 .309 .353 .610 9 24 38
Connor Joe 29 .291 .371 .470 4 11 34
Charlie Blackmon 28 .218 .277 .382 4 13 24
José Iglesias 27 .316 .369 .400 0 10 30
Randal Grichuk 24 .280 .327 .441 4 16 26

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Andrew Benintendi leads the Royals with 15 runs batted in while racking up a team-best batting average of .324.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Benintendi is 139th in home runs and 65th in RBI.
  • Benintendi carries a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .238 with a triple, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
  • Dozier is batting .287 with seven doubles, two triples, three home runs and six walks.
  • Dozier ranks 94th overall in home runs and 196th in RBI this season.
  • Salvador Perez has five home runs, tops in the clubhouse.
  • Michael A. Taylor is batting .233 with a double, two home runs and 13 walks.
Andrew Benintendi 30 .324 .374 .432 2 15 36
Hunter Dozier 28 .287 .333 .485 3 8 29
Salvador Pérez 30 .207 .244 .397 5 12 25
Michael A. Taylor 28 .233 .330 .314 2 11 20
Bobby Witt Jr. 29 .211 .237 .325 1 12 24

Betting Tips for Rockies vs. Royals

Our best bet is the Royals on the moneyline at +139 after looking at all of the key trends and statistics for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 10.5 runs.

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