The Toronto Blue Jays (79-63) will look to George Springer, who is coming off a two-homer game, to lead them in a matchup with the Kansas City Royals (44-99) Sunday at 1:37 PM ET on SNET. The Blue Jays are -175 favorites for the contest, according to sportsbooks.
Toronto’s Jose Berrios and Kansas City’s Cole Ragans have been named the starters for this contest.
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Blue Jays and Royals Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are 58-48 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 54.7% of those games).
Toronto has a 21-13 record (winning 61.8% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -175 or shorter.
This season, the Royals have won 37 out of the 121 games, or 30.6%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
Kansas City has a record of 18-51 in games where oddsmakers have it as underdogs of at least +148 on the moneyline.
In the 142 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Blue Jays, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 60 times (60-76-6).
Games involving the Royals have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 70 of 142 chances this season.
Blue Jays Stats & Insights
The Blue Jays rank 15th in runs scored with 655, 4.6 per game.
Toronto averages 1.2 home runs per game to rank 17th in MLB play with 165 total home runs .
The Blue Jays are fifth in the majors with a .260 batting average.
Toronto’s hitters strike out eight times per game, the seventh-fewest strikeouts in MLB.
The Blue Jays pitching staff is No. 1 in the majors with a collective 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
Toronto has a 3.72 team ERA that leads all MLB pitching staffs.
Royals Stats & Insights
The Royals have scored 579 runs (just four per game) this season, which ranks 27th in MLB.
Kansas City ranks 25th in Major League Baseball with 143 home runs.
The Royals’ .242 batting average ranks 20th in the league this season.
Kansas City ranks 15th with an average of 8.6 strikeouts per game.
The Royals strike out just 8.1 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in MLB.
Kansas City has pitched to a 5.16 ERA this season, which ranks 28th in baseball.
Blue Jays Key Players to Watch
The Blue Jays will send Berrios (9-10) out to make his 29th start of the season as he aims for his 10th win. He is 9-10 with a 3.68 ERA and 153 strikeouts through 164 2/3 innings pitched.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto in home runs with 21 and runs batted in with 84.
Springer has collected 138 hits this season and has an OBP of .333. He’s slugging .412 on the year.
Whit Merrifield has collected 142 base hits, an OBP of .323 and a slugging percentage of .396 this season.
Bo Bichette leads Toronto with a .313 batting average. He’s also hit 18 homers and has 64 RBI.
Royals Key Players to Watch
The Royals’ Ragans (6-4) will make his ninth start of the season.
Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals in home runs (28), runs batted in (85) and has racked up a team-high batting average of .271.
Salvador Perez has 19 doubles, 21 home runs and 18 walks while batting .247.
Maikel Garcia is batting .277 with 19 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 30 walks.
MJ Melendez has 28 doubles, four triples, 14 home runs and 50 walks while hitting .235.
Blue Jays and Royals Injuries
Blue Jays: Matt Chapman: 10 Day IL (Finger), Danny Jansen: 10 Day IL (Finger), Erik Swanson: 15 Day IL (Spine), Adam Cimber: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Hagen Danner: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Otto Lopez: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Brandon Belt: day-to-day (Back)
Royals: Freddy Fermin: 10 Day IL (Finger), John McMillon: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Daniel Lynch: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Josh Taylor: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Josh Staumont: 60 Day IL (Neck), Vinnie Pasquantino: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Austin Cox: 60 Day IL (Knee), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow)