Blue Jays vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, April 6, 2023

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Blue Jays vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 6, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays (2-3) are favorites (-214) on the moneyline when they square off against the Kansas City Royals (1-4) Thursday at 2:10 PM ET, live on BSKC.

Toronto’s Kevin Gausman gets the start, and he’ll go against Kansas City’s Jordan Lyles.

Blue Jays vs. Royals Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -214
  • Royals odds to win: +179
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 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).

When it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -214 or shorter last year, Toronto finished with a record of 19-15 (55.9%).

The Royals won 52, or 38.8%, of the 134 games they played as underdogs last season.

Last season, Kansas City won four of its 22 games, or 18.2%, when it was the underdog by at least +179 on the moneyline.

The Blue Jays combined with their opponents to hit the over on 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 were the fourth-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.8 runs per game (775 total).

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

The Blue Jays lead the majors with a .263 batting average.

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

The Blue Jays pitching staff was 12th in MLB last season with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

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

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 ranked 14th in MLB with a .244 team batting average.

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

The Royals had a 7.6 K/9 last season as a pitching staff, which ranked 25th in the majors.

Kansas City had the 27th-ranked ERA (4.72) in the majors last season.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch (2022)

The Blue Jays will send Gausman (0-1) to make his second start of the 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 with a .267 average, 25 home runs and 76 RBI last season.

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

Royals Key Players to Watch (2022)

Lyles will take to the mound for the Royals, his second start of the season.

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

Salvador Perez powered out 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), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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 4, Blue Jays 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8 runs
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