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2021 MLB Handicapping
Kansas City Royals (6-4) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (6-6)
Date: Thursday, April 15th, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: N/A
MLB RunLine Betting Odds:
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: N/A
Toronto and Kansas City both bring winning streaks into Kauffman Stadium Thursday for the start of what should be a competitive series.
Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals have won three of their last four games and have yet to lose a series to start the year. Kansas City won its opening series against the Rangers before splitting series with Cleveland and Chicago.
The Royals are coming off taking two out of three against the Los Angeles Angels. The Royals won the series finale 6-1 on Wednesday thanks to two home runs from Salvador Perez and Carlos Santana.
The Royals come into this matchup hitting .244 as a team, which ranks ninth in the majors. They will have their hands full against a Blue Jay pitching staff that ranks fifth in the MLB with a 3.00 ERA.
Jakob Junis starts for the Royals in this one. The young hurler was effective in his last appearance, going five innings without allowing a run against the Indians. He will be facing a more efficient offense this time, however.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays were able to put a stop to a four game losing streak Wednesday by defeating the New York Yankees. Toronto has been an up and down team to start the season. Before their losing skid, they had won three of four to start the season.
Star shortstop Bo Bichette has been a force for the Blue Jays. He homered twice in Wednesday’s game and leads Toronto with an impressive 16 hits through 12 games.
Toronto has also seen solid production out Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Randal Grichuk and Marcus Semien. Vladdy Jr. is tied for the team lead in hits with 16.
As a team, Toronto is hitting .224 at the dish. They will go up against Junis and a Royals pitching staff that has an ERA just north of 4.60. The Blue Jays themselves have yet to announce a starter, although I believe it could be lefty Steven Matz.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League Central.
- Blue Jays are 5-2 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Blue Jays are 5-2 in their last 7 Thursday games.
- Blue Jays are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction:
It’s hard not to take the Royals in this spot. The Blue Jays have yet to even announce a starter for this contest and there bullpen was overworked over the past week. The Royals will continue their momentum on this homestand and pick up their seventh win of the season. I would also take the over in this game given that neither team has excelled on the mound to this point and both have questions marks on the hill for Thursday.
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