Royals vs. Giants Value Pick 6/13/22

by | Jun 13, 2022 | mlb

Kansas City Royals vs San Francisco Giants

Date: Monday June 13th, 09:45 ET

Location: Oracle Park

TV: Bally Sports Kansas City

Money Line: Royals +139 / Giants -165 (Everygame - Check out their 200% bonus on your deposit of only $25!)

Total Line: 8.0

STARTING PITCHING

Kansas City: Brady Singer (3-1, 4.33)
San Francisco: Alex Wood (3-5, 4.23)

Royals Projected Lineup

Emmanuel Rivera 3B
Michael A. Taylor CF
MJ Melendez C
Hunter Dozier 1B
Whit Merrifield 2B
Nicky Lopez SS
Salvador Perez C
Bobby Witt Jr. SS
Andrew Benintendi LF
Brady Singer P

Giants Projected Lineup

Luis Gonzalez P
Donovan Walton 2B
Evan Longoria 3B
Brandon Crawford SS
Curt Casali C
Wilmer Flores 3B
Joc Pederson LF
Tommy La Stella 2B
Mike Yastrzemski CF
Alex Wood P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Kansas City Royals: 20-39-0 SU / OU 32-25-2 / Run Line W/L 23-36-0
San Francisco Giants: 33-26-0 SU / OU 30-26-3 / Run Line W/L 28-31-0

The San Francisco Giants host the Kansas City Royals on Monday, June 13th at Oracle Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:45 ET. The MLB Odds Board places San Francisco as the favorite (-165), with an OU line set at 8.0.

Recent Form

The Royals will look to bounce back from a tough loss to the Orioles by the score of 10-7. Kansas City’s pitching staff finished the game by allowing 15 hits, leading to 10 runs. On offense, the Royals’ 10 hits and 7 runs ended up not being enough to pull out the win. The Royals suffered the loss, despite being favored at -135.0. Through 15 games as the favorite, the team has found the win column at a rate of 47.0%. Together, the Royals and Orioles combined to surpass the over-under betting line set at 10.0 runs. So far, Kansas City has an above .500 over-under record of 32-25-2.

The Royals are looking to continue adding wins, as they are 3-2 over their last 5 games. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at +8. Offensively, the team has put up 34 runs in their last 5 games. Kansas City’s season average comes in at 3.88 (27th. Kansas City’s overall series record is just 3-13-3.

San Francisco is coming off a 2-run win over the Dodgers (2-0). In the win, the pitching staff allowed just 0 runs on 5 hits. Despite being the underdogs, getting 130.0 on the moneyline, the Giants still picked up the win. In their 12 games as the underdog, their straight-up win percentage sits at 42.0%. Combined, the Giants and Dodgers’ run total fell below the over-under line of 7.5 runs. San Francisco still has an above .500 over-under record at (30-26-3).

Across their last 5 contests, the Giants are above .500, going 4-1. During this time, the team’s run differential sits at +7. San Francisco has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 3.2 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 4.95. On the season, San Francisco has won more than half of their series, going 10-7-3.

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Pitching Matchup

The Kansas City Royals will send Brady Singer to the mound with an overall record of 3-1. So far, Singer has put together an ERA of 4.33. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 4.39 innings. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of 0.264. Opposing batters have been able to drive the ball with power against Singer, averaging 1.79 homers per 9 innings pitched. Up to this point, Singer has a strikeout percentage of just 24.0% and a per game average of 4.38. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 1.02 walks per contest.

Alex Wood gets the start for the Giants, with an overall record of 3-5. So far, Wood has put together an ERA of 4.23. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 5.01 innings. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the left-hander, with a batting average of 0.272. So far, Wood has managed to keep the ball in the ballpark, allowing just 0.82 home runs per 9 innings. Wood has accumulated a strikeout percentage of 23.0% and a per-game average of 5.0. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 2.44 walks per contest.

Kansas City vs San Francisco History

Today’s matchup between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants will be their first meeting of the season.

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City’s last 12 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games

Kansas City Royals at San Francisco Giants Prediction

In Monday’s interleague matchup between Kansas City and San Francisco, the Giants are the favorites to pick up a win. Even though Brady Singer has had some strong moments this season, he has struggled in his last 3 outings. On the other side, Alex Wood appears to be turning his season around, giving up just 2 and 1 runs in his last two outings, respectively. I like the Giants on the runline.

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