Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction MLB Picks 5/1/24

Toronto Blue Jays (15-15) vs Kansas City Royals (17-13)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 3:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Chris Bassitt (2-4) (5.64) vs Seth Lugo (4-1) (1.66)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -137 / Kansas City Royals +116 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, May 1st at the Rogers Centre. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Royals recent form and recent player performance 

-The Blue Jays recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Kansas City

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Toronto

-Recent betting trends in games played between Kansas City and Toronto

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Royals and Blue Jays. 

Royals Keep Winning 

Not many expected the Royals to find much success this season, but they are coming off another win on Tuesday. The Royals scored four runs and the pitching gave up only one run. Michael Massey had a strong game, finishing with a home run and driving in two RBIs. The Royals are averaging 4.6 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.2 runs per game. The offense is ranked 13th in the league, while the defense is ranked 1st. They have a run differential of 1.4 which is 3rd. Salvador Perez has hit seven home runs and driven in 26 RBIs. Getting the start for the Royals will be Seth Lugo, who sits with a 4-1 record and an ERA of 1.66. In his last start against the Detroit Tigers, he went seven innings, giving up three hits and zero runs. Two starts ago against the Baltimore Orioles he went 5.1 innings giving up nine hits and four runs. 

Blue Jays Keep Losing

The Blue Jays sit with a 15-16 record overall, and on Tuesday they scored only one run. Bo Bichette drove in the only run for Toronto. The Blue Jays are averaging 3.63 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.4 runs per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league, while the defense is ranked 19th. They are batting only .230 as a team, which is 23rd. Justin Turner is having a strong season, hitting four home runs and driving in 15 RBIs. Getting the start for the Blue Jays will be Chris Bassitt who sits with a 2-4 record and an ERA of 5.64. In his last start against the Dodgers, he went 2.2 innings giving up nine hits and seven runs. 

Toronto Blue Jays Player Prop Facts

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has recorded at least one Single in seven of the Blue Jays' last eight games as home favorites.
  • Bo Bichette has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 home appearances against AL opponents.
  • Daniel Vogelbach has hit at least one home run in each of his last two home appearances against the Royals.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has scored a run in eight of the Blue Jays' last nine home games against AL Central opponents.
  • Chris Bassitt has recorded a win in each of his last six Wednesday appearances in day games.
  • Bo Bichette has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 home appearances against AL opponents.
  • Bo Bichette has recorded an RBI in each of his last three home appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in four of the Royals' last five games against AL opponents.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 17 road appearances against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a Double in five of the Royals' last six games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last eight road games against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Austin Nola has hit a home run in each of his last two road appearances against the Blue Jays.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored a run in five of the Royals' last six road games against AL East opponents.
  • Seth Lugo has recorded seven or more strikeouts in three of his last four road appearances.
  • Seth Lugo has recorded a win in each of his last four road appearances.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 17 road appearances against AL East opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank 29th in the league for home runs allowed this season (41).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank T27th in the league for RBI's this season (102).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank T1st in the league for runs allowed this season (97).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts against this season (207).

Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction

Bassitt is coming off a start where he gave up seven runs, and he’s going to struggle again in here. Seth Lugo in his last start was really impressive and overall he sits with an ERA of 1.66. The Blue Jays offense is averaging only 3.63 runs per game, and they are going to really struggle in this game. The Royals will go over their season average and that will be the difference as they get the job done. Back the Royals. 

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

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