Arizona Diamondbacks at Kansas City Royals - 8/23/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (50-74) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (55-66)
Game Info: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Jonathan Heasley (1-7) (5.61) vs Zach Davies (2-4) (3.99)
Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +105 / Arizona Diamondbacks -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Diamondbacks will play the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of their series at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 55-66 this season and have lost five of their last seven games. Arizona is coming off of a series loss against St. Louis, where they lost all three games played in the series. The Arizona pitching staff has a 4.18 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average this season. The Diamondbacks offense has scored 515 runs with a .229 batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Christian Walker is batting .220 with 29 home runs and 70 RBI’s for the Diamondbacks this season. The projected starter for Arizona is Zach Davies, who is 2-4 with a 3.99 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 97 innings pitched this season.
The Kansas City Royals are 50-74 this season and have lost six of their last eight games. Kansas City defeated the Chicago White Sox in their last game by a score of 6-4 on Monday afternoon. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 4.65 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a .268 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 473 runs with a .242 batting average and a .306 on base percentage this year. Bobby Witt is batting .250 with 16 home runs and 60 RBI’s for the Royals this season. The projected starter for Kansas City is Jonathan Heasley, who is 1-7 with a 5.61 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP over 61 innings pitched this season.
Arizona is 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 2-5 in their last 7 games. The under is 7-0 in Arizona’s last 7 road games. Kansas City is 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 3-13 in their last 16 Tuesday games. The over is 10-3 in Kansas City’s last 13 interleague games. Arizona is 8-3 in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings in Kansas City.
Kansas City was able to play spoiler on Monday when they beat the White Sox, who are chasing the AL Central Title. Both of these teams are out of playoff contention, but Arizona does have a few more wins than the Royals do. Arizona is starting Zach Davies, who has allowed four runs over his last 15 innings pitched. For the Royals, Jonathan Heasley has allowed 11 runs over his last 10 innings pitched. I like the Diamondbacks in this game.
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