Kanas City Royals (3-10) vs Toronto Blue Jays (9-5)Date : 04/17/2018
Time : 7:00PM ET
Location : Rogers Centre
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Kanas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays
Blue Jays will look to continue their impressive run as they host the Royals at the Rogers Centre.
Blue Jays are a team that feels like that they are one player away to having a real shot of going deep into the playoffs and Randal Grichuk might be the person who gets them over the hump but only time will tell.
While the Royals got nothing going for them giving up 3 homers to the Angels tells you how bad are the team’s pitching, this should not happen in the MLB. Things have to get better for the Royals although they have the pieces they aren’t quite their yet, the best option for them is to rebuild the team from the draft.
Kanas City Royals's Latest Performance :
The Royals aren’t doing too well in the league this year currently last in the American League Central coming into this game they will be on a 5 game losing streak with a record of 3-10. They have scored 2 runs or less in seven games. This shows us how valuable is Lorenzo Cain to is to the Royals and losing Salvador Perez makes the team even worst. Royals are ranked 27th in scoring putting up just 3.22 RPG and 27th in hitting at .224 and 29th in homers with 4. Simply put the Royals are in trouble and this will be a very long year for them.
Junis ended his scoreless streak by giving up a homer to Luis Valbuena, leading him to finish pitching after 4 2/3 innings allowing 7 hits, 4 runs one walk and 7K.
For a team as bad as they are from a fan perspective you must believe that things will get better because you will be acquiring top prospect from the draft and if the team perhaps lands a potential franchise player the team can be back winning games again. You have to be patient and trust the process.
In charge of the pitching is Ian Kennedy. Kennedy gets the start in game two of the series in Toronto. Kennedy looks to continue his hot start in 2018 by throwing six innings of one-run ball Thursday against the Angels.
Toronto Blue Jays's Latest Performance :
After victories over the Indians, the Blue Jays are looking to carry on the momentum as they face the Royals. Aledmys Diaz hit a three-run homer racking up his 8th RBI of the season as his hot form continues. Steve Pearce also added 2 RBIs.
Travis should be back in the starting line up as he was struck on the right hand but seems to be fine now after a 3 days recovery. Playing at home should boost Randal Grichuk confidence despite his early struggle at the start of the season hitting only 3 in 42 at-bats. All you need is one feel good game and you will remember that feeling and slowly return to your own self.
Sanchez should the main pitcher against the Royals. He took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of his last start vs. the Orioles. He struck out eight and allowed one run over his eight frames. Sanchez has allowed just five hits to right-handed hitters (5-for-39) this season.
How Kanas City Royals & Toronto Blue Jays Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Blue Jays are 21-9 Under in their last 30 home games.
Royals are 1-10 in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % above .500.
Against The Spread Selection: Toronto Blue Jays
My reason for the pick :
This should be a pretty solid victory for the Jays against the Royals, as look for the Blue Jays to score in bunches.
While the Royals will have a hard time scoring runs at the Rogers Centre.
Betting trends for Kanas City Royals:
- Royals are 3-9 in their last 12 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Betting trends for Toronto Blue Jays:
- Blue Jays are 4-3 when playing at home.