Blue Jays vs. Royals Prediction
Will the Toronto Blue Jays complete a surprising road sweep when they wrap up their series with the Kansas City Royals today at 1:15PM ET?
961 Toronto Blue Jays vs. 962 Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
1:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Royals are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -120 to win. The Blue Jays are getting odds of +110 to win, while the over/under total is listed at 10 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 62 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 win another
Toronto has won the first two games of this series and three of its last four games overall after a 9-2 win on Tuesday night. Toronto is 42-67 on the season, 22-33 on the road and 54-52 with the over. Jacob Waguespack gets the start for the Jays this afternoon. He is 1-1 on the season with a 5.63 ERA.
The Blue Jays led all game, but really broke things open with five runs in the ninth. Vlad Guerrero Jr. hit another grand slam, giving him 11 home runs on the year and 43 RBI after driving in five for the game. Freddy Galvis had two hits and two RBI in the win. Sean Reid-Foley picked up his first win of the year. He threw five scoreless innings and struck out four.
KC in a funk
Kansas City has lost five of its last six games after suffering another loss at home on Tuesday night. The Royals are 40-69 on the season, 23-34 at home and 55-48 with the over. KC has Jakob Junis taking the mound today. He is 6-9 on the season with a 5.03 ERA.
Mike Montgomery took his second loss of the year on Tuesday, allowing four runs over 4.1 innings on seven hits. The Royals had 11 hits, but could only score two runs as they stranded 14 bases runners in the loss. Hunter Dozier Jorge Soler and Nicky Lopez each had two hits to lead the Royals at the plate.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are 9-4 in their last 13 against AL Central teams, but 7-22 in their last 29 Game 3’s of a series.
The Royals are 1-5 in their last six home games and 2-7 in their last nine Wednesday games.
The Blue Jays don’t have a good record, but play in a pretty tough division. They have shown what they can do lately in out-of-division games. They face Junis today, who has been hot-and-cold as of late, but has been mostly cold throughout the season. Waguespack has been pretty consistent in his efforts. He gives up three runs over about five innings of work. Given KC’s struggles to drive in runs in this series and Toronto’s improved hitting as of late, I am going to take my chances on a Blue Jays sweep.
MLB Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays +110