Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 6 (6/6): MLB

Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 6 (6/6): MLB

Credit: photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:10 p.m. EST
Blue Jays money line -170
Blue Jays run line -1.5 (-110)
Royals money line +141
Royals run line +1.5 (-110)
Over / under 9.5

 

Key stats

  Toronto Blue Jays Kansas City Royals
Record 31-22 17-35
Road / home record 13-12 9-17
Last 10 record 8-2 9-17
Streak L3 W2
Over / under record 25-27-1 28-22-2
Runs / game 4.25 3.75
Runs allowed / game 4.02 5.27

 

Preview

The Kansas City Royals will host the Toronto Blue Jays to play a 3-game series at the Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium. The Blue Jays lost their last series against the Twins and the Royals lost vs Astros.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays get here with a 31-22 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.25 runs while allowing 4 runs per game. George Springer leads the team with .279 ERA, 30 RBI and 11 home runs. 

Alek Manoah leads the team with a 1.98 ERA and 57 strikeouts recording 6 wins for the Jays.

Probable Pitcher:

Ross Stripling (1-1, 4.22 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in the 1st game of the series. Strippling will be back in the rotation with Ryu in the injury list. He made five starts for Toronto earlier this season, logging a 4.29 ERA and striking out 18 over 21 innings in those outings. In his last start against the Royals he allowed 2 runs in 5.1 innings.

Kansas City Royals

The Royals get here with a 17-35 record and have lost 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 3.75 runs and allowing 5.27 runs per game. Andrew Benitendi is batting for a .321 AVG. and 18 RBI while Salvador Perez has 8 home runs and 22 RBI.

Daniel Lynch leads the team with a 4.81 ERA, 39 strikeouts and 2 wins recorded for the Royals.

Probable Pitcher: Daniel Lynch (2-4, 4.81 ERA)

Lynch will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Royals. He took the loss Tuesday at Cleveland after giving up six runs on nine hits with three walks and two strikeouts over four innings. In his last start against the Blue Jays he allowed 3 runs in 6 innings pitched.

BETTING TRENDS

Toronto are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against Kansas City.

Toronto are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Kansas City are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games against Toronto.

Prediction

The Blue Jays were on a hot streak before losing the series vs Minnesota but they've won their last 5 games on the road and 8 of the last 11 games against the Royals. Kansas City are one of the 4 teams who are allowing more than 5 runs per game and have lost 17 of 26 games at home. Take the Blue Jays.

PICK: Blue Jays -1.5 (-110)

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