Blue Jays vs City Royals Prediction - MLB PIcks 4/5/23

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

Game Info: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Zack Greinke (0-1) (3.38) vs Alek Manoah (0-0) (13.50)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +165 / Toronto Blue Jays -213 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Kaufmann Stadium. The two teams have split the first two games of the series. 

Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Blue Jays come into this game with a 2-3 record overall and they are coming off a win on Tuesday. The Blue Jays pitching gave up only one run and that led to the victory. Matt Chapman had a strong game finishing with three hits, one run, and one RBI. On the mound for the Blue Jays will be Alek Manoah who sits with a 0-0 record and an ERA of 13.50. In his first start against hte St. Louis Cardinals he went 3.1 innings giving up nine hits and five runs. 

Royals Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Royals who sit with a 1-4 record overall. In the four losses the offense was really bad, and in the one win the offense scored nine runs. The offense needs to be better here, or this is going to be a long game. On the mound for the Royals will be Zack Greinke who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 3.38. In his first start of the season he went 5.1 innings giving up six hits and two runs. Matt Duffy has hit one home run and driven in two RBIs. 

Blue Jays vs Royals Trends

The Blue Jays are 4-0 in Manoah’s last four road starts. The over is 10-0-1 in Greinkie’s last 11 starts on four days of rest. The under is 7-0 in Manoahs last 7 road starts vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 4-0 in the Royals last four during Game 3 of a series. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Blue Jays have won the last four road starts by Manoah and that is going to be move to five here. The Royals offense has been awful overall and they are going to really struggle to get anything going here. The Royals will only score a run or two, and the Blue Jays will win this game on the run line. 

 

Shane’s Pick Blue Jays RL

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