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Brewers Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/18/2021

The Kansas City Royals (18-22) carry a seven-game home losing streak into a matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers (21-20) on Tuesday at 8:10 PM ET. The Brewers are favored () to hand the underdog Royals () another loss. Milwaukee has Brandon Woodruff set to start, and Kansas City counters Kris Bubic.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 18, 2021, 2:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Brewers vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Woodruff (MIL) Pitcher Bubic (KC)
2 – 1 W/L 0 – 0
49.1 IP 12.2
1.64 ERA 1.42
0.730 WHIP 1.180
11.1 K/9 7.1
2.2 BB/9 5.0

Brewers Probable Starter Brandon Woodruff

  • Woodruff makes the start for the Brewers, his ninth of the season. He is 2-1 with a 1.64 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Wednesday against the Cardinals, the righty went 7 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • He will face off against a Royals offense that ranks 19th in the league with 305 total hits (on a.235 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .379 (22nd in the league) with 37 total home runs (27th in MLB play).
  • The Brewers are 3-2 in Woodruff’s five starts this season with Milwaukee as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 18, 2021 at 2:13 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Woodruff

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jarrod Dyson 5 .000 0 0 0 .286 .286
Michael A. Taylor 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Carlos Santana 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250

Royals Probable Starter Kris Bubic

  • Bubic will make his first start of the season for the Royals.
  • The 23-year-old lefty will start for the first time this season after coming out of the bullpen four times.
  • Bubic and his team were defeated as underdogs in each of his eight appearances last season with a moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 18, 2021 at 2:13 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Bubic

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Avisaíl García 3 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Tyrone Taylor 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Luis Urías 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers’ offense is averaging 4.0 runs in road games and 3.5 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Brewers score the fifth-fewest runs in baseball (153 total, 3.7 per game).
  • The Brewers have won 50% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (13-13).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -180 or shorter, Milwaukee has a record of 2-2 (50%).
  • Milwaukee has played in 41 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 18 times (18-21-2).
  • Milwaukee has a 3-4 record from the seven games it was moneyline favorites over its last 10 matchups.

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals rank 21st in the league with 164 total runs scored this season.
  • They’ve scored 4.4 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 3.9 per contest on the road.
  • The Royals have entered the game as underdogs 24 times this season and won nine, or 37.5%, of those games.
  • Kansas City has entered four games this season as the underdog by +155 or more and is 2-2 in those contests.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 40 games with a total this season.
  • Kansas City has played as the underdog in eight of its past 10 games and won two of those contests.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Avisail Garcia leads the Brewers with six home runs.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Garcia’s hitting stats are not among league batting leaders in MLB.
  • Travis Shaw has been productive as he paces his team with 24 runs batted in.
  • Shaw falls outside of the league leaders in home runs and RBI among qualifying hitters in baseball.

Brewers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Travis Shaw 130 .223 12 5 24 .306 .698
Avisaíl García 128 .258 19 6 22 .333 .763
Jackie Bradley Jr. 128 .156 13 3 6 .229 .510
Luis Urías 115 .209 11 4 18 .306 .671
Kolten Wong 109 .266 15 2 5 .336 .721
Billy McKinney 90 .211 9 3 5 .260 .627
Daniel Vogelbach 88 .205 10 3 9 .307 .659
Omar Narváez 78 .359 7 3 12 .452 .965
Tyrone Taylor 66 .212 4 3 10 .316 .695
Lorenzo Cain 63 .222 14 3 8 .338 .735

Royals Players to Watch

  • Salvador Perez leads Kansas City in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (27) this season while batting .282.
  • Perez’s 44 hits rank 16th, his 9 HR rank 15th, and his 27 RBI rank 18th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Carlos Santana has collected 35 hits this season and has an OBP of .406. He’s slugging .470 on the year.
  • Santana ranks eighth in OBP (.406), and 24th in RBI (26) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Royals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Salvador Pérez 156 .282 18 9 27 .315 .828
Whit Merrifield 153 .261 24 4 24 .322 .727
Andrew Benintendi 138 .290 19 3 11 .353 .744
Jorge Soler 136 .199 13 3 23 .287 .633
Carlos Santana 134 .261 25 8 26 .406 .876
Michael A. Taylor 120 .242 14 3 11 .295 .628
Nicky Lopez 110 .227 19 0 7 .323 .623
Hanser Alberto 79 .228 6 0 5 .238 .580
Ryan O’Hearn 44 .182 4 2 3 .250 .591
Jarrod Dyson 29 .241 4 0 0 .333 .747

Brewers vs Royals Player Props

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