Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Twins Offense Breakdown

MLB: Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 4/22/2024

The Toronto Blue Jays (12-10) travel to face off against the Kansas City Royals (13-9) on Monday, April 22nd. This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and televised on BSKC. Both the Blue Jays and Royals are looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. First pitch is set for 7:40 ET.

Blue Jays vs Royals

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The Blue Jays will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Padres with a 6-3 loss. This was especially tough, as they held a lead going into the 7th inning before the Padres scored two runs in the bottom of the 8th. Toronto was the -105 favorite on the money line going into the game.

Chris Bassitt had a rough outing, giving up six earned runs on six hits and issuing three walks. The Blue Jays also wasted a big game from Davis Schneider, who homered in the 3rd inning, going 1/3.

Toronto will be looking to move to three games over .500 today, as they are currently 12-10 and in 4th place in the AL East. The Blue Jays trail the Red Sox by half a game for the 3rd spot in the division and are three games behind the Yankees, who lead the division.

So far, Toronto has been good at home (6-3) and just above .500 on the road (6-7). They have won their last two games as the favorite and are 9-3 when favored this season. As the underdog, their record is 3-7.

When it comes to the run line, the Blue Jays have been a solid bet this season, going 12-10 overall. They have been particularly good on the run line as the favorite, going 8-4. They are 7-6 on the run line on the road this season and have covered in their last two games.

When the Blue Jays are involved in games with over/under lines of 8.5 runs, the over has hit in five of seven games. On the season, the Blue Jays have played in 21 games with an average of 8.4 runs per game. Their over/under record for the season is 10-11, and their average over/under line is 8 runs per game. The over has hit in 54.5% of their games this season.

Yusei Kikuchi Gets The Start For The Blue Jays

Yusei Kikuchi is getting the start for the Blue Jays today on the road against the Royals. He has been solid in his first two starts, picking up a win in his last outing against the Yankees, where he struck out 9 over 6 innings. He also had 9 K’s in his first start of the season vs. the Mariners.

Blue Jays Offense Breakdown

Looking at the Blue Jays’ hitting projections for today, we see that Bo Bichette has the best chance to have a big game at the plate. His total hits projection is 10th best in the league today, and he has the 16th best odds to hit a home run. If you’re looking for a Blue Jays player to go deep, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has the best odds on the team and the 11th best odds in the league. Justin Turner’s total hits projection is 18th best in the league, and he has the 11th best odds to hit a home run today.

To close out their series vs. the Orioles, the Royals took a 5-0 loss. Leading up to the game, Kansas City was the slight favorite at -110 on the money line. It was a four-run 3rd inning by the Orioles that really turned things in their favor, and the Royals could only score a total of five hits.

Seth Lugo got the start for the Athletics and took the loss. He only lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up four earned runs on nine hits. Kansas City’s offense also didn’t have a single walk and struck out a total of five times.

The Royals are currently on a two-game losing streak as they get ready to take on the Blue Jays today. In the AL Central, they are in 2nd place, three games behind the Guardians. So far, they have a record of 13-9.

At home, Kansas City has been good, putting together a record of 9-4. And they have been even better in night games, going 8-3 so far. Kansas City’s series record for the season is 3-4.

When betting the run line for the Kansas City Royals, it is important to note that they have been a better bet at home than on the road. They have covered the run line in 8 of 13 home games, compared to just 5 of 9 on the road. Their average run margin at home is +2.8, compared to just +0.1 on the road. They are also 5-4 against the run line as the favorite, compared to 8-5 as the underdog.

The Kansas City Royals have played 21 games this season, and the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs in nine of them. Their games have averaged 8.1 runs per game, and their over/under record is 8-13. When the line has been set at 8.5 runs, they have gone over the total in two of those games. Overall, 31.8% of their games have had an over/under line set at 8.5 runs.

Brady Singer Gets The Start For The Royals

Brady Singer and the Royals are taking on the Blue Jays at home today. Singer has been solid in his first two starts, picking up a win in his last outing against the Astros. He went 5 innings, giving up just 1 earned run and striking out 4. He also had a strong outing against the Twins, going 7 innings and striking out 10.

Royals Offense Breakdown

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For the Royals, we have Bobby Witt Jr. as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is the best on the team and 7th best in the league today. Nelson Velázquez has the best odds to hit a home run for the Royals, as his home run projection is 7th best in the league. Salvador Perez has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run for the Royals and 9th best in the league today. Vinnie Pasquantino has the 2nd best total hits projection on the team.


Blue Jays vs Royals Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Blue Jays vs. Royals game is to take the Royals on the money line at -105. We have the final score at 5-4 in favor of the Royals, and with the payout being close to even, this is the best way to play this one.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Brady Singer finishing with five strikeouts compared to Yusei Kikuchi with five as well. However, we have Singer ending up with a better chance to pick up a win and also a better chance of going deeper into the game.

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