Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 4/23/2024

The Toronto Blue Jays (13-10) travel to face off against the Kansas City Royals (13-10) on Tuesday, April 23rd. This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and televised on BSKC. The Blue Jays are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Royals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Royals. First pitch is set for 7:40 ET.

Blue Jays vs Royals

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Toronto picked up a 5-3 road win over the Royals in the most recent game of this series. The Blue Jays had a three-run 3rd inning and added two more in the 6th. As for the Royals, they scored their first run in the 5th and added two more in the 9th.

Yusei Kikuchi started for the Blue Jays and picked up the win, going six innings and giving up two earned runs. He finished the game with four strikeouts and didn’t issue a walk. Brady Singer had a rough outing for the Royals, taking the loss after going six innings and giving up five earned runs.

Daulton Varsho and Bo Bichette each homered for the Blue Jays, while Maikel Garcia went deep for the Royals. Varsho, Bichette, and Kyle Isbel each had two RBIs for their respective teams.

After taking the series opener vs. the Royals, the Blue Jays are 13-10 overall and are 2.5 games behind the Orioles for the AL East lead. Toronto is also two games behind the Yankees for 2nd place in the division. So far, the Blue Jays are 5-5 in divisional matchups. This year, the Blue Jays have gone 10-3 as the favorite and are a perfect 4-0 as the favorite on the road.

Looking at their overall series record, the Blue Jays are 4-2-1 and have won four straight series. At home, they have gone 6-3 compared to 7-7 on the road. Toronto has won three straight games when favored and are 3-7 as the underdog this year.

When the Blue Jays are favored, they are a solid bet to cover the run line, as they are 9-4 on the season. Their average run differential in wins is +3.2, while it is -5.2 in losses. They are currently on a three-game run line win streak.

The Blue Jays’ over/under record for the season is 10-12, and the average over/under line for their games is 8 runs. Their games have averaged 8.4 runs per game, and when the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, their record is 2-5. Overall, 52.2% of their games have had lower over/under lines than 8.5 runs.

Kevin Gausman Gets The Start For The Blue Jays

Kevin Gausman and the Blue Jays are on the road to take on the Royals. Gausman has started 3 games this season and has yet to pick up a win. He has gone 5 innings in each of his first two starts, and he is coming off a 6-strikeout performance against the Yankees.

Blue Jays Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Blue Jays offense is averaging 4 runs per game, which is 21st in the league. They have been a bit better at home, averaging 4.1 runs per game. As a team, the Blue Jays are batting .233, which is 16th in the league, and are also 9th in home runs. Toronto’s offense has been good at avoiding strikeouts, as they have the 3rd fewest strikeouts in the league.

Justin Turner comes into the game with a team-high batting average of .299, and he also has a team-high 11 RBIs. Turner has two home runs this season. Daulton Varsho has been hot of late, going 8/23 in his last seven games with four homers. For the season, he is batting .246 with six homers.

Kansas City comes into today’s game vs. the Blue Jays having lost three straight games, all of which came in their most recent series vs. the Orioles. Overall, the Royals are 13-10 this season, and they are in 2nd place in the AL Central. Currently, they are 3.5 games behind the Guardians for the division lead.

So far, the Royals have gone 7-3 against other teams in the AL Central. At home, they are 9-5 compared to 4-5 on the road. This year, the Royals have been the underdog in 14 of their games, and they have gone 7-7 in those games. Coming into today, they have dropped two straight games as the underdog.

The Royals have a run line record of 13-10 this season, including a mark of 8-6 at home. They have a run line record of 5-4 on the road and have failed to cover the run line in their last three home games. They are 5-4 against the run line as the favorite and 8-6 as the underdog.

On the season, the Royals have an over/under record of 8-14, and their games have averaged 8.1 runs per contest. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, the Royals have gone under in seven of nine games. Overall, 34.8% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs or higher, and their last two games have gone under the total.

Michael Wacha Gets The Start For The Royals

Michael Wacha will be making his third start of the season for the Royals, and he will be at home against the Blue Jays. In his first start of the year, he picked up a win over the White Sox, going 7 innings without allowing a run. However, he took the loss in his last outing, as he gave up 5 runs to the Mets.

Royals Offense Breakdown

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Salvador Perez has been one of the league’s best hitters so far this season, batting .341 with a team-high 22 RBIs and six homers. He has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 6/16 in his last five games. Vinnie Pasquantino has also been a key power source for the Royals, as he has four homers and is batting .267 for the season.

As a team, the Royals are averaging 4.8 runs per game and have been even better at home, putting up 5.7 runs per contest. Overall, they are the league’s 3rd ranked home run hitting team and are 8th in slugging percentage. However, they have been striking out at a high rate and have a collective on-base percentage of just .306.


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 +104. We actually have the Royals winning this one 5-4, so there is also some value on the over, as the line is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Kevin Gausman finishing with six strikeouts, which is good for 13th among today’s starters. As for Michael Wacha, he is predicted to finish with just four strikeouts, which is the lowest among today’s starters.

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