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2021 MLB Handicapping
(45-56) Kansas City Royals vs. Toronto Blue Jays (51-48)
Date: Saturday, July 31st, 2021
Time: 3:07 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto
Projected Pitchers: Mike Minor (KC) vs. Alek Manoah (TOR)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals +185 Blue Jays -250
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals +1.5, Blue Jays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 10
The Royals will be in Toronto to take on the Blue Jays for game 2 Saturday at 3:07 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 7:07 ET.
Mike Minor is going for the Royals and Alek Manoah gets the ball for the Blue Jays.
These teams met back in April and the Royals won 3 out of the 4 games.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals have not had a great season overall, but they are 8-1 in their last 9 games overall.
With a record of 45-56 they are 4th in the American League Central. The White Sox lead them by 14 games.
Kansas City defeated the White Sox 5-0 on Thursday. They took 3 out of 4 games in that series. In total, the Royals scored 15 runs and allowed 10 runs.
Carlos Hernandez 6 innings and did not allow an earned run on Thursday.
Mike Minor has not been all that good so far. He is 8-8 with a 5.32 ERA. His last start was against the White Sox on Monday where he was good. The left hander went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. The Royals won that game 4-3.
This pitching was very good in the Chicago series, but it has not been great during the year. The team has an ERA of 4.98 which is 27th best in baseball.
Their offense is scoring 4.18 runs per game which is 23rd best in baseball. Some key names in their lineup are Whit Merrifield, Jorge Soler, and Carlos Santana.
This club has hit 104 home runs which is 26th best in baseball.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays have played well at times this year but they only find themselves 3 games over .500.
They are 51-48 which puts them 4th in the American League East. The Red Sox lead them by 9.5 games.
Toronto crushed the Red Sox on Thursday by a score of 13-1.
Ace Hyun Jin Ryu went 6 innings and did not allow an earned run on Thursday night.
Since being called up, Alex Manoah has been solid. He is 2-1 with a 2.90 ERA.
The pitching for this squad has really gotten better as the year has gone on. They have an ERA of 4.00 which is 12th best in baseball.
Their offense continues to be one of the best in baseball. They are scoring 5.18 runs per game which is 2nd in the game. Some key hitters in their lineup are George Springer, Marcus Semien, Bo Bichette, and Vladamir Guerrero Jr.
Hitting home runs is a huge part of what this team does. They have hit 153 of them which is the best mark in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 18-37 in their last 55 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Royals are 79-168 in their last 247 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Royals are 28-62 in their last 90 vs. American League East.
- Royals are 4-10 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series.
- Blue Jays are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games.
- Blue Jays are 21-8 in their last 29 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Blue Jays are 13-5 in their last 18 during game 2 of a series.
- Blue Jays are 5-2 in their last 7 home games with the total set at 8.5-10.0.
Kansas City Royals vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction:
The Blue Jays have to play better if they wish to gain ground in their division. This series is a good chance for them to do that.
Toronto is the better team here and I am confident they can take care of their business against the Royals. I like them in this game.
I look for the Jays to give Monoah a good amount of run support on Saturday.
I will go with the Blue Jays on the run line here.
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