The Kansas City Royals are in the Bay Area looking to cool off the red-hot San Francisco Giants. The Giants are coming off their first sweep of the LA Dodgers since 2016. They finished off the Dodgers with a 2-0 win at Dodger Stadium.
Relive the best moments from our weekend sweep of the Dodgers ☺️
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) June 13, 2022
The Giants scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st, and that’s how the game ended. Carlos Rodon went 6 innings with only 2 hits yielded. Julio Urias settled down and got things in order after he was rocked in the opening frame.
Urias didn’t get any run support in that one, though, as the offense was never able to figure it out versus Rodon and the bullpen. The Giants’ pitching has been out of touch early on, but picking up confidence.
San Francisco is looking for their fifth win in six games tonight. They are 33-26 and 3.5 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. Their sweep of the Dodgers puts them right back in contention.
Dialed in ☎️ pic.twitter.com/I0D0yMEGa6
— SFGiants (@SFGiants) June 12, 2022
I didn’t believe that the Giants would go away that quietly after winning the division a season ago. They edged away from the Dodgers by a game with a record of 107-55. The Giants have been slow starters this year but should be in the mix with the Padres and Dodgers.
That’s expected from a Royals team that will go up and down, mostly down this season. They’re last in the AL Central going into tonight and should remain there.
The Royals own a record of 20-39 and 13.5 games behind the Twins for the lead in the division. This isn’t going to be a quick fix for the Royals. They continue to run in rebuilding mode.
The Royals are sending Brady Singer to the bump at Oracle Park. The Giants are countering with lefty Alex Wood. Head below for our free Royals vs. Giants prediction on June 13, 2022.
KC Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Live Betting Odds:
|KC Royals||+1.5 (-140)||+144||Over 8 (+100)|
|San Francisco Giants||-1.5 (-120)||-170||Under 8 (-120)|
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|Team Data||KC Royals||San Francisco Giants|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.233||.244|
|Runs Per 9||3.93||5.03|
|Team ERA Away/Home||5.65||4.15|
Royals vs. Giants Prediction:
The Royals are looking to get good work out of Brady Singer tonight. Singer is taking a trip to the mound at Oracle Park with a 4.33 ERA and 1.16 WHIP.
He posted an ERA of 4.06 and a 4.91 in his first two campaigns. Last year, Singer had a 4.91 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in his first full-time role.
Singer has remained just about in the same form. The good news is that Singer hasn’t shown signs of regressing, though.
One of his primary issues is finding support from the offense. The Royals are 26th in the majors with 3.98 runs per 9 innings and can be inconsistent.
Alex Wood carries an ERA of 4.23 and a 1.34 WHIP into Monday night. He started slow, like the rest of the team, but has been pitching better as of late.
KC Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 4-6
- 0-4 overall in their previous four games on the road
- 2-7 overall in their previous nine games after a loss
- 17-43 overall in their previous 60 games as an underdog
- 2-5 overall in their previous seven games versus the National League
- 2-6 overall in their previous eight first game of a series
- Record (Last 10): 6-4
- 6-1 overall in their previous seven games at home versus a team with a losing record
- 16-5 overall in their previous 21 games on a Monday
- 6-2 overall in their previous eight games versus the AL Central
- 6-1 overall in their previous seven games versus the American League at home
- 4-1 overall in their previous five games at home
Wood is coming off a strong out against the Rockies, with 1 earned run allowed across 7 innings of work. He conceded 2 earned runs versus the Marlins across 5.1 innings a week earlier, so he’s beginning to get into shape.
The Giants have to be feeling good after a sweep of the Giants. The offense has been going well, but the pitching hadn’t caught up until recently. San Francisco is fourth in the majors with 5 runs per 9 innings, and top-10 with 1.25 home runs a game.
San Francisco in this matchup should probably be -190 to -200 favorites over the Royals. I rarely take -170 favorites, and just about the max I go, but the Giants look like the play.