Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 4/24/2024

The Toronto Blue Jays (13-11) travel to face off against the Kansas City Royals (14-10) on Wednesday, April 24th. This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and televised on BSKC. The Royals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blue Jays 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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It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Royals vs. Blue Jays series. Kansas City went into the matchup as +103 underdogs and squeaked out a 3-2 win. Both teams scored one run in the first inning, and the Blue Jays could only muster one more run in the 5th inning. As for the Royals, they scored the game’s go-ahead run in the 5th, and both offenses went silent after that.

Toronto wasted a good outing from Kevin Gausman, as he gave up just two hits and no earned runs in 6 2/3 innings of work. Chris Stratton got the win for the Royals out of the bullpen, and James McArthur got the save. Michael Wacha only went 4 1/3 innings for Kansas City, giving up two earned runs on eight hits.

At the plate, the Royals were led by Bobby Witt Jr., who went 3/4 with an RBI. Maikel Garcia also had a two-hit game for Kansas City. As for the Blue Jays, George Springer went 3/5 with a run scored.

Toronto is 13-11 overall and is in 3rd place in the AL East, three games behind the Yankees. The Blue Jays are 5-5 against other teams in the AL East. So far, they have been good as the favorite, going 10-4, and they are 4-1 as the favorite on the road. Toronto has won four straight series and has an overall series record of 4-2-1.

At home, the Blue Jays have gone 6-3, and they are just below .500 at 7-8 on the road. The Blue Jays will be looking to bounce back today, as they lost the series opener vs. the Royals. This season, Toronto is 3-7 as the underdog.

The Blue Jays have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 13-11 overall. They have been slightly better on the road, going 8-7 ATS, compared to 5-4 at home. Toronto’s average run differential is -0.5 runs per game, but they have been much better in their wins, outscoring opponents by an average of 3.2 runs per game.

When the Blue Jays and Royals met last night, the game’s total runs were well below the over/under line of 8.5, as the two teams combined for just five runs. This was the second straight under for the Blue Jays, who have now played 10 unders and 13 overs this season. The Blue Jays’ average over/under line this season is 8 runs, and their games have averaged 8.2 runs per game. The over/under line for today’s game is set at 9 runs, and the Blue Jays have played just one game this season with an over/under line of 9 runs, which went under.

Yariel Rodríguez Gets The Start For The Blue Jays

Yariel Rodríguez and the Blue Jays are on the road to take on the Royals. This will be his 3rd start of the season, and he has pitched well in each of his first two outings. He has 13 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings and has only given up 1 earned run in each start.

Blue Jays Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Blue Jays offense is averaging 3.9 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, they are batting .235, which is 16th in the league, and are 11th in home runs. Toronto’s offense has been led by Daulton Varsho and Justin Turner, who have six and two homers, respectively. Varsho is also batting .250 for the season and has gone deep four times in his last eight games.

Bo Bichette and Daulton Varsho are both on solid hitting streaks, with Bichette having hits in his last three games and Varsho on a four-game streak. Over his last eight games, Varsho is batting .346 with four homers. Davis Schneider has also been a good power source for the Blue Jays, as he has three homers this season but is batting just .216.

Kansas City hosts the Blue Jays today with an overall record of 14-10, and they are 3.5 games behind the Guardians in the AL Central. The Royals are 7-3 against other teams in the AL Central. So far, they have gone 10-5 at home compared to 4-5 on the road. Kansas City is also 6-4 as the underdog at home this year.

For the season, the Royals have gone 6-3 as the favorite and 8-7 as the underdog. Their overall series record is 3-4, and they lost two straight games to the Orioles before dropping the first game of their series vs. the Blue Jays. In the most recent game of the series, the Royals picked up the win.

The Royals have been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 14-10 overall. They have been especially good at home, where they are 9-6 vs. the run line. Their average run differential is +1.5 runs per game, and they have been even better at home, outscoring opponents by an average of 2.4 runs per game.

The Kansas City Royals have played 23 games this season with an average combined run total of 8.0 runs per game. They have an over/under record of 8-15 on the season, and their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs. When their over/under line has been set at 9 runs, they have gone under in 4 of those 5 games. Overall, the Royals have had just 3 games this season with over/under lines set at 9 runs, accounting for just 12.5% of their games. Their last 3 games have all gone under the total.

Alec Marsh Gets The Start For The Royals

Alec Marsh is getting the start for the Royals at home against the Blue Jays. He has picked up wins in each of his first two starts, and in his last outing, he went 5 2/3 innings, allowing 3 hits and striking out 6. He has yet to give up a home run this season.

Royals Offense Breakdown

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As a team, the Royals are averaging 4.8 runs per game, which is 10th in the league. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.5 runs per game. Overall, they are the league’s 4th best home run hitting team and have the 4th best isolated power figure in the league. The Royals have been a tough team to strike out this season, but they are near the bottom of the league in terms of drawing walks.

Salvador Perez has been a key power bat for the Royals, as his six home runs are the 3rd most in the league. He is also 2nd in the league with 22 RBIs. Perez comes into the game with a team-high batting average of .337. Bobby Witt Jr. is also swinging a hot bat, as he is hitting .316 for the season and has gone 10/36 in his last nine games. Witt Jr. has four homers this season.


Blue Jays vs Royals Prediction


Our predicted final score for this Blue Jays vs. Royals matchup is a 6-4 win for the Royals. Given that they are the home team and you can get them at +102 on the money line, that is the way we recommend playing this one.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Yariel Rodríguez is projected to finish with six strikeouts, with Alec Marsh finishing with six as well. However, we have Marsh finishing with a better ERA and getting the win, giving him a better chance to pick up a win.

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