Blue Jays vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 4, 2023

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Blue Jays vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 4, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays (1-3) hope to avoid their fourth straight defeat when they visit the Kansas City Royals (1-3) Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET on BSKC. The Blue Jays are listed as -174 favorites to snap their losing skid, while the Royals are +148 underdogs.

Toronto’s Yusei Kikuchi and Kansas City’s Kris Bubic have been named the starters for this contest.

Blue Jays vs. Royals Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -174
  • Royals odds to win: +148
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 10 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, April 4, 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 won 58.6% of the games last season they were favored on the moneyline (78-55).

Toronto had a record of 32-19 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -174 or shorter last year (62.7%).

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

Kansas City had a record of 16-45, a 26.2% win rate, when it was set as the underdog by +148 or more by bookmakers last season.

The Blue Jays played in 162 games with a set over/under, and combined with their opponents to go over the total 84 times (84-74-4).

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 were the fourth-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.8 runs per game (775 total).

Toronto averaged 1.2 home runs per game to rank seventh in the majors with 200 total home runs last season.

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

Toronto’s batters struck out 7.7 times per game, the sixth-fewest strikeouts in the majors.

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

Toronto had a 3.88 team ERA that ranked 14th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Royals Stats & Insights (2022)

The Royals ranked 24th in the majors with 640 total runs scored last season.

Kansas City hit just 138 homers last season, which ranked 26th in the league.

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)

Kikuchi will start for the Blue Jays, his first this season.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged 32 home runs and collected 97 RBI last season while batting .274.

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 collected 134 hits, posted an OBP of .374 and a .415 SLG.

Royals Key Players to Watch (2022)

Bubic will make his first start of the season for the Royals.

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

Salvador Perez hit 23 home runs on the season while slugging .465.

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

Hunter Dozier hit .236 with 26 doubles, four triples, 12 home runs and 34 walks.

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 8, Blue Jays 2
  • Total Prediction: Over 10 runs
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