Free MLB Playoff Prediction: Blue Jays vs Royals
Major League Baseball betting sees the Toronto Blue Jays taking on the Kansas City Royals on Monday October 19th at the Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
MLB Playoffs: ALCS
KANSAS CITY LEADS 2-0
Toronto Blue Jays (3-4) vs. Kansas City Royals (5-2)
Date: Monday October 19
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
MLB Betting Lines:Toronto Blue Jays -164; Kansas City Royals +154
MLB Betting Total: 8.0
Probable Pitchers:Royals RH Johnny Cueto (1-0, 3.86 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RH Marcus Stroman (0-0, 3.46)
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The Blue Jays coughed up a 3-0 lead late in Game 2 and now face a 2-0 hole as they head back to Toronto for Game 3.
The Blue Jays stood no chance in Game 1 against Edinson Volquez as he was locked in.
However, in Game 3, Toronto raced out to a 3-0 lead, but the Royals scored 6 unanswered (5 in the 7th), to run away with a 6-3 victory.
The Royals can almost taste it. After being so close to tying Game 7 of the World Series last year, they now sit just 2 games from another chance at grabbing the trophy.
The Royals will be going for their ridiculous 10th straight ALCS win on Monday. The last time they lost an ALCS game came all the way back in 1985.
Kansas City will send Johnny Cueto to the mound here in Game 3. Cueto has endured up and down times since coming over from the Reds, but he stepped up when the Royals needed him the most in Game 5 of the ALDS.
Cueto went 8.0 innings allowing just a 2 run home run as he gave the Royals exactly what they traded for back in July.
Cueto has faced Toronto once this year, his first start in a Royals’ uniform, and he went 6.0 innings allowing 3 runs on 7 hits.
The Blue Jays have the experience and talent to certainly overcome this 2-0 hole. In fact, they’ve already overcame it one time this post season.
After dropping the first two to the Texas Rangers at home, the Blue Jays went on the road, stole 2 right back in Texas and then came home for a dramatic Game 5 that will be remembered for forever. Toronto will look to get back on track with RH Marcus Stroman on the hill.
Stroman started Game 5 of the ALDS for Toronto and did not factor in the decision. He did pitch extremely well as he finished with 2 runs allowed on 6 hits in 6.0 innings.
Stroman has faced Kansas City just once in his career and went 6.0 strong innings allowing 1 run to grab the win.
They key to success in the ALDS was Ben Revere. He’s the main table setter for the Donaldson-Bautista-Encarnacion trio, but is 0 for 9 through the first two games of the ALCS with 3 strike outs. Look for him to be an x factor here in Game 3.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Royals are 7-2 in their last 9 games following a win.
- Royals are 10-4 in their last 14 vs. American League East.
- Blue Jays are 10-3 in their last 13 vs. American League Central.
- Blue Jays are 17-6 in their last 23 games following an off day.
- Blue Jays are 37-14 in their last 51 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
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The Blue Jays are in pretty much a must win spot. But expect their experience to come out and show here as the veterans step up.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Toronto 5- Kansas City 2
The Blue Jays get a strong outing from Stroman as they get right back into this series at 2-1.
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