Blue Jays vs. Royals Prediction
Will the Toronto Blue Jays be able to go on the road and pick up a win over the Kansas City Royals when the two meet up tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, August 13, 2018
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Blue Jays are favored on the road tonight, as they are getting odds of -125 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +115 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 68 percent going on Toronto on the road. 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 struggling to win consistently
The Blue Jays are coming off a win on Sunday over the Rays, but have lost six of their last eight games. Toronto is 53-64 overall and 24-32 on the road. Toronto is putting up 4.46 runs per game on offense this year while allowing 5.08 per contest.
Sean Reid-Foley is getting the start for Toronto tonight. He is making his MLB debut tonight. He was a second round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft.
Royals can’t win
The Royals were swept at home by the Cardinals this weekend and have lost nine of their last 10 games. Kansas City is 35-82 overall and 16-42 at home. The Royals are scoring just 3.66 runs per game this season while allowing 5.50 per contest.
Brad Keller makes the start for the Royals this evening. He is making his 13th start of the season tonight, but also has 21 relief appearances. Keller comes in with a 4-5 record, a 3.57 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Keller has amassed 58 strikeouts and 38 walks over 88.1 innings of work this year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have lost five of their last six Monday games and they have lost six of their last eight against the AL Central.
The Royals have lost eight of Keller’s last 11 starts and they are 7-20 in their last 27 Monday games.
Toronto has an unknown on the mound today in Sean Reid-Foley. The bonus for him is he’s starting against one of the worst hitting teams in the league. Keller hasn’t been too bad this year, but he has given up at least three runs in five of his last six outings. I think the Jays can get some runs on him while the Royals struggle with a pitcher they have never seen.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -125