Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Prediction MLB Picks 4/23/24

Kansas City Royals (13-9) vs Toronto Blue Jays (12-10)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 7:40 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Michael Wacha (1-2) (3.75) vs Kevin Gausman (0-2) (8.16)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +115 / Toronto Blue Jays -125 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals meet Tuesday in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium. Here’s a Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals prediction. This will be the second installment in a four-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Toronto Blue Jays recent form and player performance

• The Kansas City Royals recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Toronto Blue Jays

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Kansas City Royals

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Blue Jays and Royals

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Blue Jays vs Royals game

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Blue Jays played the San Diego Padres over the weekend and nearly pulled off a sweep. The lone loss came 6-3 on Sunday. On Monday versus the Royals, Toronto posted three runs in the third inning on the way to a 5-3 win. Starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi finished with 6.0 innings, two earned, five hits, no walks and four strikeouts.

In the Tuesday starting pitcher role, the Blue Jays are going with Kevin Gausman. So far over four starts this year Gausman is 0-2 with an 8.16 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 14.1 frames. Gausman is 88-93 with a 3.88 ERA in 302 career games (263 starts).

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

Over on the Royals’ side, they beat the Baltimore Orioles on Friday before falling in both weekend matchups. In the Monday game against the Blue Jays, Kansas City got a two-run homer from Maikel Garcia and two hits from Salvador Perez. Kyle Isbel added a solo homer, and starter Brady Singer gave up five earned in 6.0 frames during the start.

Michael Wacha will take the mound for the Royals on Tuesday. Across his four starts this year Wacha is 1-2 with a 3.75 ERA and 21 strikeouts over 24.0 innings. Wacha is 89-56 with a 3.96 career ERA in 253 games (232 starts). The Royals will play against the Tigers following this series.

Blue Jays vs Royals Injury News

On Monday, Blue Jays manager John Schneider said that SP Alek Manoah will make the start for Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday or Thursday. SP Ricky Tiedemann is set to meet with doctors in Toronto this week concerning his injured elbow.

As for the Royals, they’ll be without RP Jordan Lyles for an extended period of time. Lyles is currently dealing with a personal issue.

Kansas City Royals Team Facts

  • The Royals have won four of their last five games as underdogs against AL East opponents following a loss.
  • The Royals have covered the run line in eight of their last nine night games against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Royals have led after 3 innings in six of their last nine games as underdogs against AL East opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Royals' last seven games against American League opponents.

Toronto Blue Jays Team Facts

  • The Blue Jays have lost each of their last seven games against American League opponents following a road win.
  • The Blue Jays have covered the run line in each of their last five games as favorites against the Royals following a win.
  • The Blue Jays have led after 3 innings in each of their last three road night games.
  • The Blue Jays have led after 7 innings in each of their last five games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Blue Jays' last seven games as favorites against American League opponents.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Prediction

I’ll take a stab on the Royals here. Probably not touching this one, though. Wacha had some issues versus the Mets on April 12 with five earned on 10 hits and two walks in 6.0 innings during a loss. He bounced back with 6.0 innings of two-earned ball in his last start, but still took another defeat. Gausman has been pretty sketchy as well but did post a nice start versus the Yankees his last time up (5.0 innings; one earned).

On Monday Kansas City got a pretty rough start from Singer. The good news is that the bullpen was solid on 3.0 innings, no earned, one hit, two walks and three Ks. The Royals really only had a couple of bad innings and probably should have been more competitive in this one. I like a closer game (and maybe a win) on Tuesday.

Andrew’s Pick Kansas City Royals +115

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