Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 8 (6/8): MLB

Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 8 (6/8): MLB

Credit: photo by Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 2:10 p.m. EST
Blue Jays money line -155
Blue Jays run line -1.5 (+110)
Royals money line +130
Royals run line +1.5 (-130)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  Toronto Blue Jays Kansas City Royals
Record 33-22 17-37
Road / home record 15-12 9-19
Last 10 record 8-2 2-8
Streak W2 L3
Over / under record 25-29-1 28-24-2
Runs / game 4.25 3.75
Runs allowed / game 4.02 5.27

 

Preview

The Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays will play the 3rd game of the series at the Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. The Blue Jays blank the Royals again 7-0 on Tuesday night. Alek Manoah earned the win as he threw 6 scoreless innings.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays get here with a 33-22 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 tossed 6 scoreless innings earning the win against the Royals. He leads the team with a 1.81 ERA and 61 strikeouts recording 7 wins for the Jays.

Probable Pitcher:

Yusei Kikuchi (2-2, 3.61 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in the 3rd game of the series. Kikuchi took the loss Friday as the Blue Jays got outscored 9-3 by the Twins. He gave up 4 runs on 7 hits, including three home runs over 4.2 innings. He struck out six. He had 2 starts against the Royals last season and allowed 7 runs in 8 innings pitched.

Kansas City Royals

The Royals get here with a 17-37 record and have lost 8 of their last 10 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 allowed six runs on six hits, with two walks and four strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings, taking the loss against the Blue Jays. He leads the team with a 5.36 ERA, 43 strikeouts and 2 wins recorded for the Royals.

Probable Pitcher: Brady Singer (2-1, 4.15 ERA)

Singer will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Royals. Singer gave up 7 runs on 8 hits and no walks with 4 strikeouts across 5 innings last Friday, taking the loss against the Astros. He had 1 start against the Blue Jays last season where he tossed 6 scoreless innings but didn't factor into the decision.

BETTING TRENDS

Toronto are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Kansas City.

Toronto are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games against Toronto.

Kansas City are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Prediction

The Blue Jays dominated the Royals again on Tuesday and they've won their last 7 games on the road and 10 of the last 11 games against them but they'll send Kikuchi to the mound who hasn't good number against the Royals. Kansas City will send Brady Singer who's coming from a bad game vs Astros but he dominated the Jays the last season. I expect the Blue Jays offense to slow it down for this game and with the Royals struggling offensively the best play is the under.

PICK: Under 9 (-110)

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