Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals, Saturday, MLB Baseball Odds, Las Vegas Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS KANSAS CITY ROYALS
35-38, 4th in American League East June 24, 2:15 PM | Grass of Kauffman Stadium 36-36, 3rd in American League Central
Toronto at Kansas City, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 2:15 PM ET, Saturday, June 24, 2017
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: 2:15 p.m. ET, SportsNet (Toronto), FSN Kansas City
PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays RH Marco Estrada (4-5, 4.98 ERA) vs. Royals LH Jason Vargas (10-3, 2.27)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Toronto Blue Jays [M. Estrada -R] -1½ +145 -110 Ov 9 +105
Kansas City Royals [J. Vargas -L] +1½ -165 +100 Un 9 -125
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The fans at Royals Stadium will be treated to a game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals when they take their seats on Saturday.

Marco Estrada will be the starting pitcher for the Blue Jays on this day. Right hander Estrada is 4-5 this season with a 4.98 ERA.

Starting this game for the Royals will be Jason Vargas. The left hander has a 2.27 ERA to go along with a 10-3 record this season.

Estrada is enduring a four-start winless streak and wasn’t particularly sharp in any of those outings, during which he piled up a 0-3 record with a 12.68 ERA. The California native managed to escape without a decision at Texas on Monday despite allowing six runs on seven hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings. Estrada is seeing for the Royals for the first time since the 2015 American League Championship Series, when he went 1-1 in a pair of starts, including a win in Game 5 that kept the series alive for Toronto.

Vargas is enjoying a streak of five wins in as many starts and is tied with Los Angeles Dodgers’ ace Clayton Kershaw for the major-league lead in wins. The Californian, who attended Long Beach State with Estrada, has allowed a total of six runs in his last four outings and is coming off a win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Vargas missed the 2015 ALCS following elbow surgery and has not faced Toronto since a win on May 30, 2014.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Jays listed as 110-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

The Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays both came into the season with playoff aspirations before rough starts pushed them back in the standings, and both are trying to make their way forward again. The Royals have the benefit of owning the hottest pitcher in the league, and Jason Vargas will take the mound when they host the Blue Jays in the second of a three-game set on Saturday.

Kansas City (36-36) reached .500 for the first time since it was 7-7 on April 19 and pushed Toronto (35-38) one game further away with a 5-4 win in the series opener on Friday. The Royals are winners of 10 of their last 12 games and won in dramatic fashion on Friday, when Whit Merrifield delivered a walk-off, two-run double to cap a four-run ninth inning. The Blue Jays began their seven-game road trip strong with wins in two of the first three at Texas but dropped an 11-4 decision on Thursday with a chance to move to .500 and fell in excruciating fashion on Friday. Toronto will try to bounce back against Vargas, while the Royals counter with right-hander Marco Estrada.

Kansas City was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Blue Jays. They won as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Blue Jays were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at 125 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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Toronto:
Team record: 35-38 SU
Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto’s last 10 games
Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

Kansas City:
Team record: 36-36 SU
Kansas City is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
Kansas City is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Kansas City’s last 17 games

Next up:
Toronto at Kansas City Sunday, June 25

WALK-OFFS

1. Blue Jays OF Steve Pearce (knee) is both day-to-day.

2. The Royals reportedly agreed to a deal with veteran RHP Nefatli Feliz and designated RHP Chris Young for assignment.

3. Toronto DH Kendrys Morales went 0-for-3 on Friday, snapping a string of five straight games with multiple hits.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Kansas City Royals will win outright at +100 and the game will go under 9 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Royals 4, Blue Jays 2 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
TOR TEAM KC
4.30 RUNS 3.99
4.67 RUNS AGNST 4.44
-0.37 DIFF -0.46
-$976 MONEY $380
4.38 TEAM ERA 4.27
8.36 OFF HITS 8.26
3.19 OFF WALKS 2.43
7.74 OFF Ks 7.60
8.68 DEF HITS 8.88
3.18 DEF WALKS 3.32
9.00 DEF Ks 7.76
INJURIES
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Gavin Floyd P 15-Day Disabled List
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Wade Davis P 15-Day Disabled List
Luke Hochevar P 15-Day Disabled List
Tim Collins P 60-Day Disabled List
Kris Medlen P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Minor P 60-Day Disabled List
Mike Moustakas 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Jason Vargas P 60-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto’s last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Toronto is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Kansas City’s last 17 games
Kansas City is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Toronto’s Overall Scoring vs Kansas City’s Overall Defense 4.3 13 4.4 6
Toronto’s Away Scoring vs Kansas City’s Home Defense 4.4 9 4.2 6
Toronto’s Road ERA vs Kansas City’s Home ERA Allowed 4.4 7 3.9 15
Kansas City’s Overall Scoring vs Toronto’s Overall Defense 4.0 15 4.7 10
Kansas City’s Home Scoring vs Toronto’s Road Defense 3.9 15 4.7 7
Kansas City’s Home ERA vs Toronto’s Road ERA Allowed 3.9 7 3.9 10
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
BLUE JAYS
Blue Jays have allowed the third most runs in the league at 4.7 runs per game.
ROYALS
Royals have the third-lowest base on balls in the league at 2.6 per game.
Royals strike out less than any team in the league with 6.5 per game.
Royals are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.7 runs per game.

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