Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays - 7/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays - 7/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays (48-43) vs Kansas City Royals (36-54)

Game Info: Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 12:05 pm (Rogers Centre)

Jose Berrios (7-4) (5.38) vs Kris Bubic (1-6) (6.63)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -333 / Kansas City Royals +225 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays have won two of the first three games between the two teams. 

The Blue Jays sit with a 49-43 record overall and on Saturday it took three runs in the 9th inning to even secure the victory. The Blue Jays offense has been elite this season and they are averaging 4.61 runs per game which is 8th best in the league. The Blue Jays pitching has been an issue giving up 4.37 runs per game. Vladimir Guerrero has hit 20 home runs and driven in 57 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Royals who sit with 36-55 record overall but they have been more competitive in this series than people expected with how many players they have out. On the season the Royals are averaging 3.92 runs per game which is 26th in the league so far this season. In this game, if the Royals want to win this game they are going to need the pitching to be good. 

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On the mound for the Royals is Kris Bubic who sits with a 1-6 record and an ERA of 6.63. In his last start against the Detroit Tigers, he went 5.2 innings giving up eight hits and three runs. 

On the mound for the Blue Jays is Jose Berrios who sits with a 7-4 record and an ERA of 5.38. In his last start against the Philadelphia Phillies, he went six innings giving up six hits and three runs. 

The Blue Jays are 11-1 in Berrios last 12 home starts. he over is 4-0 in the Blue Jays last four games on Sunday. The under is 4-0 in Bubic’s last four road starts. The over is 4-0 in the Blue Jays last four games on Sunday.

The Blue Jays have won Jose Berrios starts at home, and a big reason has been because of the run support they have given him. Bubic sits with an ERA of 6.63 while Berrios sits with an ERA of 5.38. Look for both offenses to run up the score, and the over is going to cash here with ease. 

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