Free MLB Playoff Prediction: Blue Jays vs Royals
Major League Baseball betting sees the Toronto Blue Jays taking on the Kansas City Royals on Friday October 16th at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
MLB Playoffs: ALCS
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Toronto Blue Jays (3-2) vs. Kansas City Royals (3-2)
Date: Friday October 16
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
MLB Betting Lines:Kansas City +106
MLB Betting Total: 8.0
Probable Pitchers:Blue Jays RH Marco Estrada (1-0, 1.42 ERA) vs. Royals RH Edinson Volquez (0-1, 4.76)
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The top 2 teams in the American League needed to overcome eliminate games and use comebacks to get to where they are now.
Things have held to from and now the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals meet up in the ALCS.
Marco Estrada and Edinson Volquez get set to battle it off in Game 1 inside Kauffman Stadium.
The Blue Jays lost both games at home to start the series and things were beginning to look like the deadline acquisitions were all for waste.
Toronto still seemed as confident as ever as they went into Texas and took back-to-back games and returned the series to Canada.
It took a freak play,3 consecutive errors, a crazy bat flip, the benches clearing,fans throwing cans on the field, and another bench clearing to get to the point where the Toronto Blue Jays were eventually ALDS winners.
The Jays will send RH Marco Estrada to hill on the Friday night. Estrada won his start in the Rangers series as he went 6.1 innings allowing one run on five hits.
In 13 of his last 14 starts, Estrada has allowed 3 runs or less.
Estrada lost to the Royals back on July 10th as he allowed 2 runs on 9 hits in 6.2 innings.
Kansas City needed a similar dramatic comeback the Blue Jays did. Trailing 2-1 in the series, the Royals went down 6-2 in the 8th inning of Game 4.
Minute Maid Park was rocking and the fans could feel a spot in the ALCS. Then, a crucial error highlighted a 5 run inning for the Royals who took the lead and never looked back.
Kansas City will throw RH Edinson Volquez, who lost his start in the ALDS. Volquez went 5.2 innings allowing 3 runs on 5 hits while walking 4.
Volquez is now 0-3 with an ERA of 8.76 in 3 post season starts. He has also never beaten Toronto as he is 0-4 with a 6.76 ERA in 6 starts.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games.
- Blue Jays are 25-7 in their last 32 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Blue Jays are 16-5 in their last 21 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Royals are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Royals are 8-3 in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a winning road
4* Free Game 1 ALCS Betting Prediction: Royals ML
You can argue a case for both teams having extreme momentum here. That being said, the Royals get home field here. In a pitchers ballpark, taming the big bats of the Blue Jays is much easier.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 4- Toronto 3
The Royals get to Estrada early and get to the back end of their bullpen to take Game 1.
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