Royals vs Blue Jays Prediction - MLB Picks 9/9/23

Toronto Blue Jays (77-63) vs Kansas City Royals (44-97)

Game Info: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 3:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Kevin Gausman (10-8) (3.39) vs Alec Marsh (0-8) (6.23)

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

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The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at the Rogers Centre. In the first game of this series it was the Blue Jays that were able to secure the 5-4 victory. 

Royals Coming off Series Win

The Royals faced off against the Chicago White Sox in the last series and they were able to win two of the three games. In the two wins the offense scored 19 runs total and they are going to need the offense to be good here. The Royals are averaging 4.07 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.34 runs per game. The offense is ranked 27th in the league while the pitching is ranked 28th. 

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won seven of their last eight games against the Royals.
  • The Blue Jays have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four day games against American League opponents following a win.
  • The Blue Jays have led after 7 innings in each of their last four home day games.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Blue Jays' last four day games at Rogers Centre.

Blue Jays Need Every Win

The Blue Jays won their series against the Oakland Athletics, but they also lost one of the games, and that can’t happen when they are battling for a playoff spot. They keep flipping the last spot with the Texas Rangers, and they need to be beating up on these teams that low in the standings. The Blue Jays are averaging 4.61 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.09 runs per game. The offense is ranked 15th while the pitching is 4th. In this game the pitching is going to need to be good. 

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Royals have lost 14 of their last 15 games at Rogers Centre against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line in 10 of their last 12 day games against AL East opponents.
  • The Royals have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last six Saturday day games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Royals have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last six road games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Royals' last three games.

Royals vs Blue Jays Facts

  • The Toronto Blue Jays are one of only 3 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both strikeouts and on-base percentage this season.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays ranks 4th in the league for batting average this season (.260).
  • The Kansas City Royals ranks 29th in the league for walks this season (351).
  • The Kansas City Royals ranks 28th in the league for ERA this season (5.21).

Shane’s Free Pick

The Royals offense has been better the last couple of weeks and they are going to find success in this game with the offense. The Blue Jays bats actually haven’t been the strength of their team and this is a game where they aren’t going to run up the score. It might not be a popular play, but the Royals are going to be the team that pulls the upset here. 

Shane’s Pick Kansas City Royals

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