Blue Jays vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, April 3, 2023

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Blue Jays vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, April 3, 2023

MLB Predictions

A losing streak will come to an end Monday when the Toronto Blue Jays (1-2), losers of two straight, take on the Kansas City Royals (0-3). The Royals are hoping to avoid their third loss in a row. The Blue Jays are -136 favorites to snap out of their slide when the teams hit the field at Kauffman Stadium, with first pitch at 7:40 PM ET on BSKC.

Toronto’s Jose Berrios gets the start, and he’ll go against Kansas City’s Brady Singer.

Blue Jays vs. Royals Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -136
  • Royals odds to win: +115
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, April 3, 2023
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC

Who Will Win Blue Jays vs. Royals?

Blue Jays and Royals Betting Trends (2022)

The Blue Jays finished 78-55 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 58.6% of those games).

Toronto had a record of 59-33 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -136 or shorter last year (64.1%).

Last season, the Royals won 52 out of the 134 games, or 38.8%, in which they were the underdog.

Last season, Kansas City won 33 of its 101 games, or 32.7%, when it was the underdog by at least +115 on the moneyline.

The Blue Jays combined with their opponents to go over the total 84 times last season for an 84-74-4 record against the over/under.

The Royals and their opponents hit the over in 81 of their 161 games with a total last season.

Blue Jays Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Blue Jays scored the fourth-most runs in baseball (775 total, 4.8 per game).

Toronto ranked seventh-best in MLB last season with 200 total home runs.

The Blue Jays lead MLB with a .263 batting average.

The club struck out 7.7 times per game, the sixth-fewest average in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Blue Jays had a collective 8.7 K/9 last season, which ranked 12th in the majors.

Toronto had the 14th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.88).

Royals Stats & Insights (2022)

The Royals scored 640 runs (4.0 per game) last season, which ranked 24th in MLB.

Kansas City ranked 26th in Major League Baseball with just 138 home runs as a team.

The Royals had a team batting average of .244 last season, which ranked 14th among MLB teams.

Kansas City ranked eighth in MLB in strikeouts per game at 7.9 whiffs per contest.

The Royals averaged the 25th-most strikeouts per nine innings (7.6) in the big leagues last season.

Kansas City pitchers had a combined ERA of 4.72 last year, which ranked 27th in MLB.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch (2022)

Berrios takes the mound for his first start of the season for the Blue Jays.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finished with a .274 average last season, with 32 home runs and 97 RBI.

Bo Bichette posted a .290 average with 93 RBI.

George Springer finished last season with 25 home runs, 76 RBI and a batting average of .267.

Alejandro Kirk hit .285 with an OBP of .374, and a slugging percentage of .415.

Royals Key Players to Watch (2022)

The Royals will send Singer to the mound for his first start this season.

Bobby Witt Jr. racked up a batting average of .254 with 80 runs batted in last season.

Salvador Perez launched 23 home runs a season ago while slugging .465.

MJ Melendez hit .217 a season ago with 21 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs and 67 walks.

Hunter Dozier had 26 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 34 walks while hitting .236.

Blue Jays and Royals Injuries

Blue Jays: Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed)

Royals: Drew Waters: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Blue Jays vs. Royals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Royals 5, Blue Jays 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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