Royals vs. Blue Jays Pick
Following a quiet weekend of rainouts, will the Toronto Blue Jays have any trouble when they get back to play tonight and host the Kansas City Royals at 7:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, April 16, 2018
7:07PM ET, Rogers Centre
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Blue Jays are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -175 to win tonight. The Royals have odds of +155 on the road. Currently, 65% of the wagers are going on the Blue Jays at home today. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Jays fully rested
Due to scheduling and weather, the Blue Jays have played just one game in the last four days, which was an 8-4 win at Cleveland. They have won four of their last five coming in, which were all on road. Toronto is now 9-5 overall and 4-3 at home. They are scoring 5.14 runs per game while allowing 3.79 per contest.
Jaime Garcia gets his start today that was scheduled to take place on Saturday. He has started in two games this season. He has allowed four earned runs over 11.1 innings and has 12 strikeouts with four walks. His WHIP is 1.15 and his ERA is 3.18.
Royals on a skid
The Kansas City Royals have lost five straight coming into this series. The Royals were just swept at home by the Angels. They are now just 3-10 on the season and 2-3 on the road. KC is putting up just 3.0 runs per game while allowing 4.54 per contest.
Eric Skoglund gets the start for KC today. He has made just one start this season, which was a poor effort against the Mariners. He gave up five runs and six hits in 4.2 innings of work, taking the loss.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals have lost Skoglund’s last five starts and they are just 2-5 in their last seven road games. KC is also just 2-6 in their last eight games against a left-handed starter.
The Blue Jays have won five straight on Monday and their last four series openers. However, they are just 7-15 in their last 22 home games against a left-handed starter.
Kansas City doesn’t have much to offer. Their hitting is very weak and today they start a pitcher that looked awful in his first outing. The Blue Jays are hitting the ball well. While without Josh Donaldson right now, I still like the Jays to come through.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -175