Blue Jays vs Royals Prediction - MLB Picks 4/4/23

Kansas City Royals (0-3) vs Toronto Blue Jays (1-2)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Kris Bubic (0-0) (0.00) vs Yusei Kikuchi (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +155 / Toronto Blue Jays -200 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Kaufmann Stadium. On Monday it was the Royals that secured the 9-5 victory. The Royals scored three runs in the 1st inning and never looked back on the way to the victory. 

Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Blue Jays have been a major disappointment to start the season and the pitching has been a major issue. Over the last two games the pitching has given up 18 runs and they need to find a lot better pitching. On offense, Vladimir Guerrero has been one of the bright spots driving in four runs already. On the mound for the Blue Jays is Yusei Kikuchi who will be making his first start of the season. Last season he finished with a 6-7 record and an ERA of 5.19. 

Royals Betting Preview

The Royals were swept by the Twins over the weekend and the biggest reason was the offense. They couldn’t get much going in terms of hitting with runners in scoring position. On Monday the offense finally started to take off and they need to continue that success here. On the mound for the Royals is Kris Bubic who will be making his first start of the season. Last season he finished with a 3-13 record and an ERA of 5.58. 

Blue Jays vs Royals Trends

The Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The Royals are 0-6 in Bubic's last 6 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 4-0 in Bubic’s last four starts on grass. The over is 4-0 in Bubic’s last four starts on grass. The over is 4-0 in Bubics last 4 home starts vs. a team with a losing record.

Shane’s Free Pick

There were 14 runs scored on Monday and it’s going to be no different in this game. Even though it’s a new season I really don’t trust either Bubic or Kikuchi. I especially expect Bubic is going to struggle against the Blue Jays offense. Both teams are going to go over six runs here.  Back the over to cash.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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