Blue Jays vs. Royals Prediction
After a slight upset on the road on Monday night, can the Toronto Blue Jays grab another victory over the Kansas City Royals tonight at 8:15PM ET?
917 Toronto Blue Jays vs. 918 Kansas City Royals
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, this game is considered even, as both the Royals and the Blue Jays are listed with odds of -105 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 10 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 54 percent going on the Royals at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Toronto takes opener
Toronto opened the series on Monday with a 7-3 win on the road. The Jays had lost five of seven prior to that. Toronto is 41-67 on the season, 21-33 on the road and 53-52 with the over. Sean Reid-Foley gets the start for the Blue Jays this evening. He is 0-1 on the season with a 3.55 ERA.
The Blue Jays broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth with a Cavan Biggio solo home run and then added three more runs in the ninth for insurance. Biggio finished the game with three hits, two RBI and three runs while Randal Grichuk had three hits and three RBI. Thomas Pannone threw six innings and gave up three runs to take a no-decision. Tim Mayza got the win in relief to move to 1-1 on the year.
KC in another funk
Kansas City was coming off a loss over the Indians on Sunday, but has lost four of its last five games after the loss to the Blue Jays on Monday. The Royals are 40-68 on the season, 23-33 at home and 54-48 with the over. KC has Mike Montgomery on the mound today. He is 0-1 on the season with a 7.71 ERA.
Brad Keller had thrown pretty well last night, but still took the loss by giving up four runs over seven innings on eight hits. He falls to 7-10 on the year. Cheslor Cuthbert had two hits and two RBI to lead the Royals at the plate, while Whit Merrifield drove in the other runs.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have won five straight Game 2’s of a series, but they are 16-39 in their last 55 games following a win.
The Royals are 5-1 in their last six Tuesday games, but just 15-41 in their last 56 against AL East opponents.
Montgomery hasn’t looked too sharp in his time with the Royals, giving up six runs over seven innings. Combining his time with the Cubs, his teams have lost in eight of his last nine appearances. Reid-Foley isn’t anything special either, but he has been able to take limited damage when he does get touched up. The Blue Jays have some improving bats and I think they have the better arm getting he start tonight. I am going to go with them on the road.
MLB Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays -105