Kansas City Royals Odds
Iowa bets on the Kansas City Royals are a great way to spend a summer night. And KC (39-57) has a little momentum back. Unfortunately, they may still use their current position to trade away some veterans in 2022 and build up the farm system for better seasons ahead.
Iowa sportsbooks offer many more ways to bet on the Royals in Iowa.
These include run lines, totals bets, player and team futures and World Series odds on the Royals. With some great bonuses available at the legal Iowa sportsbooks, wagering can be a way to enhance the enjoyment of watching the Kansas City Royals.
Today’s Royals odds: Run line, World Series, AL Central
Our odds tool below makes it easy to find the latest spread, moneyline and totals odds for today’s game at multiple sportsbooks in Iowa. Click on any odds to go directly to the online sportsbook, claim your bonus and start making your bets.
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How to bet on Royals games in Iowa
Although you can place bets at brick-and-mortar sportsbooks inside Iowa casinos, online sportsbooks in Iowa are the most convenient. Most of the licensed operators in IA offer betting apps for Android and iOS devices. Here’s how to get started:
- Download the sportsbook app: Click through on any of the sportsbook links on this page to go directly to the online sportsbook. Once there, you can register your account, claim your bonus and download the sportsbook app directly. You can also download the app right away and register via the app.
- Register your account: You need to give the sportsbook a few pieces of identifying information so it can verify you are legally eligible to place wagers in Iowa. Usually, this includes your legal name, mailing address, birth date, email and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
- Claim free bets/bonus: Sportsbooks usually reserve their best promotions for new customers. These often come in free site credit, guarantees against lost wagers and first deposit matches.
- Deposit funds: You will have to put some money into your account to place wagers. Sportsbooks sometimes have minimums of $5-$10. Maximums can vary from operator to operator, as well as the funding sources allowed. In Iowa, it’s illegal to deposit using a credit card.
- Bet: You’re now ready to place your first wager on the Royals. It’s important always to play responsibly, which means setting a budget and sticking to it, not chasing your losses and being honest about your activity. Don’t forget to have fun!
Best Royals sports betting app
Whether you want to bet on the Royals regularly or a few times a year, FanDuel Sportsbook in Iowa has you covered. FanDuel’s convenient mobile app is an industry leader in IA because of its:
- Competitive odds.
- Easy to use.
- Fast withdrawals and deposits.
- Offers frequent promotions, including a great welcome bonus.
- Many payment forms are accepted.
- Wide variety of markets.
How did the Royals do last year?
The Royals struggled, finishing at 74-88 in 2021. Only the Minnesota Twins had a worse record in the AL Central. It’s manager Mike Matheny’s second season with the club.
Royals betting lines explained
When looking at the standard baseball betting markets for Royals games, you’ll typically see three types of wagers. These are the moneyline, run line and run total. Here’s an example from an Iowa sportsbook:
|Kansas City||-1.5 +122||O 5.5 -110||-117|
|Minnesota||+1.5 -143||U 5.5 -110||+105|
In this example, the run line bet is the first market reading from left to right. This bet works similar to the point spread in football. The first number is the line, which is the sportsbook’s predicted margin of victory for the Royals, who are the favorites here. If you took the Royals, you’d need them to win the game by at least two runs to win your bet. The second number is your payout if you did win.
Moving onto the next market, which is the run total for the game, it’s important to note that the line here represents the total runs for both teams in the contest. If you think the Royals and Minnesota Twins will combine for at least six runs in the game, you’d bet the over. If your handicapping tells you they’ll combine for five or fewer runs, though, you’d take the under. Again, the second number is your payout if you win.
Finally, we have the moneyline wager, which is a simple bet on which team will win the game.
Royals live betting
One of the most exciting ways to bet on Royals baseball is in-game wagering, aka, live betting. It refers to wagers on events that occur during the game instead of being decided by the game’s outcome. Examples of this include:
- Whether the Royals will score a run in a particular half-inning.
- The result of an individual plate appearance.
- Whether the next pitch will be a ball or a strike.
- The run line after the next inning ends.
Although you can do this at a retail sportsbook or on your computer, the best way to live bet is with a sports betting app. The odds in these markets can change quickly as the game moves along. Using a betting app allows you to stay on top of that movement along with the game action simultaneously. It also makes it easy to get your bet in before the opportunity expires.
Betting on Royals team/MVP player futures
Baseball betting comes with a significant volume of futures markets before and during each season. You can find these markets on individual Royals players and the team at IA sportsbooks. Royals team futures include:
- Over/under on Kansas City’s regular-season win total.
- Whether the Royals make the playoffs.
- Kansas City to win the American League pennant.
As far as individual markets go, you can find futures at IA sportsbooks like:
- Bobby Witt Jr. to lead MLB in home runs.
- Whit Merrifield to win lead the league in RBIs.
- Andrew Benintendi to lead the league in batting average.
Successful futures wagering requires understanding how the markets work. This is where competitive markets like Iowa’s benefit bettors. It’s best to have accounts with multiple sportsbooks, so you can shop around for the best Royals odds.
Many futures bets can also be described as prop bets. You can find MLB prop bets for individual games in addition to these season-long props. Some examples are:
- How many hits plus walks Benintendi will record in the game.
- A spread market for the first five innings of the game.
- Total strikeouts for Zack Greinke in his start.
2022 Royals schedule
The Royals started the season against the Rangers on April 7 at home and opened the season with a pair of wins. You can check out the full 2022 schedule here or find the game for the current month below:
|July 25-27||LA Angels|
|July 28-31||at NY Yankees|
|Aug. 1-3||at Chicago White Sox|
|Aug. 4-7||Boston Red Sox|
|Aug. 9-11||Chicago White Sox|
|Aug. 12-14||LA Dodgers|
|Aug. 15-17||at Minnesota Twins|
|Aug. 18-21||at Tampa Bay Rays|
Royals stats leaders
Health and saftey protocols shortened the 2020 season, but teams played a full schedule a season ago. Even in a disappointing 2021 season, the Royals had plenty of bright spots.
|Year||Batting average||Home runs||Runs batted in||Wins||Earned run average||Strikeouts issued|
|2021||Nicky Lopez, .300||Salvador Pérez, 48||Salvador Pérez, 121||Mike Minor, 8||Gabe Speier, 1.17||Mike Minor, 149|
|2020||Salvador Pérez, .333||Salvador Pérez, 11||Maikel Franco, 38||Brad Keller, 5||Kyle Zimmer, 1.57||Brady Singer, 61|
|2019||Whit Merrifield, .302||Jorge Soler, 48||Jorge Soler, 117||Jakob Junis, 9||Ian Kennedy, 3.41||Jakob Junis, 164|
|2018||Jon Jay, .307||Salvador Pérez, 27||Salvador Pérez, 80||Jakob Junis and Brad Keller, 9||Brad Keller, 3.08||Jakob Junis, 164|
|2017||Eric Hosmer, .318||Mike Moustakas, 38||Eric Hosmer, 94||Jason Vargas, 18||Mike Minor, 2.55||Jason Hammel, 145|
|2016||Paulo Orlando, .302||Eric Hosmer, 25||Eric Hosmer, 104||Ian Kennedy and Yordano Ventura, 11||Wade Davis, 1.87||Danny Duffy, 188|
Royals top prospects
|1||Vinnie Pasquantino||First base||24|
|2||Nick Pratto||First base||23|
|3||Asa Lacy||Left-handed pitcher||23|
|5||Frank Mozzicato||Left-handed pitcher||19|
|6||Jonathan Bowlan||Right-handed pitcher||25|
|7||Ben Kudrna||Right-handed pitcher||19|
|9||Alec Marsh||Right-handed pitcher||24|
|10||Angel Zerpa||Left-handed pitcher||22|
Royals bench staff
Manager Mike Matheny’s staff just underwent a shakeup due to Kansas City’s slow start:
- Bench Coach: Pedro Grifol
- Senior Director for Player Development and Hitting Performance: Alec Zumwalt
- Assistant Hitting Coach: Keoni De Renne
- Special Assignment Hitting Coach: Mike Tosar
- Pitching Coach: Cal Eldred
- First-Base Coach: Damon Hollins
- Third-Base Coach: Vance Wilson
- Bullpen Coach: Larry Carter
- Coach: Rusty Kuntz
- Coach: John Mabry
- Lead Strategist/Bullpen Catcher: Parker Morin
- Strategist/Bullpen Catcher: Allan de San Miguel
- Bullpen Catcher: Ryan Eigsti
- Replay Coordinator: Bill Duplissea
Recent Royals managers
Mike Matheny is currently in his third season at the helm of the Royals. It’s his second gig managing an MLB team, as he managed the cross-state rival St. Louis Cardinals for seven seasons. Matheny got the job when the franchise’s winningest manager retired. The list of Matheny’s five most recent predecessors includes:
|Name||Tenure||Record (w/the Royals)|
Where do the Royals play?
Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO, is probably best known for the waterfalls above much of the outfield wall. It’s an homage to the city’s legacy, as Kansas City, MO, is known as the City of Fountains.
- Capacity: 37,903
- Dimensions: Left field – 330′, left-center – 387′, center field – 410′, right-center – 387′, right field – 330′
- Surface: Kentucky bluegrass
- Ground Breaking: July 11, 1968
- Opening Date: April 10, 1973
- Construction Cost: $70 million
- Other Events: Concerts
Denny Matthews and Steve Physioc handle the English-language radio call for Royals games. Ryan Lefebrve and Steve Stewart also contribute to Royals Radio. Jose Muñoz handles the Spanish-language radio broadcasts. Other Bally Sports Kansas City television personalities for Royals games include Joel Goldberg, Rex Hudler, Lefebrve and Jeff Montgomery.
How can I stream or watch Royals games in Iowa?
Major League Baseball has national broadcast deals with Disney, Fox and Turner. Thus, you may find some Royals games on the ESPN networks, FOX, FS1, FS2 and/or TBS. If you have a cable or satellite subscription, you can stream those networks with ESPN+, FoxSportsGo and/or your provider’s app.
Unfortunately for Iowans, MLB considers the Royals in-market, so you can’t stream Royals games live with an MLB.TV subscription. You can, however, stream them on an archived basis, which means 90 minutes after games conclude.
Bally Sports Kansas City carries local broadcasts of all games that aren’t on national TV. Some cable and satellite providers in IA carry the channel and you can find it according to your provider here. With that cable/satellite subscription, you can stream Royals games live using the Bally Sports app. As far as radio broadcasts go, Royals Radio affiliates in IA include:
- KCHE-AM 1440 out of Cherokee
- KDSN-AM 1530 out of Denison
- KMA-AM 960 out of Shenandoah
Kansas City Royals FAQ
The current Oakland Athletics played in Kansas City under the same nickname from 1955-67. That followed over half-a-century playing in Philadelphia, again, under the Athletics name. The Royals came in as an expansion franchise in 1969, as part of the deal allowing the Athletics to relocate to northern California.
The Royals won their second World Series title in 2015, exactly three decades after winning their first. They defeated the New York Mets in five games. It was the bookend of consecutive World Series appearances for the franchise. Kansas City lost the 2014 World Series to the San Francisco Giants in seven games. In 1985, the famous “I-70 Series,” they beat the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.
In 2019, John Sherman became the Royals’ principal owner, as part of a group that bought the franchise from the Glass family. David Glass was the head man in the 2000 purchase of the team from the original owners, the Ewing Kauffman estate. Among current minority owners are Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, actor Eric Stonestreet and Dan Dees, the co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs.
The Royals are back to full capacity in 2022 so Kauffman Stadium should be a welcome environment. The team has a loyal following, even in down years.
Slugerrr is a costumed performer, made to look like an anthropomorphic lion. The mascot first appeared on April 5, 1996. In addition to Royals games, Slugerrr makes many appearances in the community.
On July 24, 1983, the Royals were visiting the New York Yankees. In the top of the ninth inning with one on, two out and Kansas City down 4-3, George Brett stepped up to the plate. He hit a two-run homer off of Goose Gossage, seemingly giving the Royals a 5-4 lead. However, New York manager Billy Martin alerted the umpires to the amount of pine tar on Brett’s bat. The umpires inspected the bat, ruled Brett had used more than the legal limit and called Brett out. Brett ran onto the field from the Royals’ dugout, causing him to be ejected. The Yankees went on to win the game that day, or so they thought. Kansas City filed a protest with the league, which the league granted. The two teams met again on Aug. 18 of that year to complete the game as though Brett’s home run stood. The Royals officially won the suspended game in the record books.
In their 50-plus seasons in MLB, the Royals have had a solid amount of quality arms. Brett Saberhagen became the first Kansas City Royal to win an American League Cy Young award in 1985. He recorded 158 strikeouts and posted a 2.87 earned run average that season. Saberhagen would win the award again in 1989.
David Cone would claim this award again in 1994. His 2.94 ERA and 132 strikeouts set a precedent that all other Royals pitchers would struggle to reach for years.
That was, until a young Zack Greinke once again dazzled the faithful at The K, winning the 2009 AL Cy Young with a 2.16 ERA and 242 strikeouts.