Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays 7/17/22 – MLB Pick & Prediction



Kansas City Royals


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MLB action is set to take place on Sunday, July 17th, 2022 and it will feature the Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays. The game is set to take place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The game starts at 12:05 PM EST and is set to be televised on Peacock.

Blue Jays Pick

The Royals are heading to the game with a record of 36-54 overall, but are sitting on a 17-27 road record. In the last 5 games heading into play on Saturday the Royals are 3-2. The last game was an 8-1 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Kansas City has ended up hitting at a clip of .244 on the year with 740 hits and a .309 OBP. The Royals have posted a total of 352 runs scored with 74 homers, but also a slugging of .418. The pitching staff for Kansas City has an ERA of 4.82 with a 1.48 WHIP. The Royals have ended up allowing the opponents to hit at a clip of .268 while striking out 654 batters and walking 350 batters.

Kris Bubic is the starter for the Royals in this game. Bubic has posted a 1-6 record and a 6.63 ERA while getting a 1.86 WHIP. Bubic has thrown 54.1 innings on the year and struck out 47 batters. Bubic has walked a total of 34 batters, allowed 67 hits and out of those 9 were homers. Bobby Witt Jr. is the leader for runs and power for the Royals with 13 homers and 46 runners brought home. The hitter for average is Andrew Benintendi at a .317 clip.

The Toronto Blue Jays are coming off of that win over the Royals that was mentioned above. At the same time the Blue Jays are 3-2 in their last 5 games. Overall, Toronto is sitting on a record of 48-43 on the season so far, but when playing at home the Blue Jays have ended up with a 28-19 record on the year.

The Blue Jays are coming in with an average of .261 on the year while recording 811 hits and an OBP of .326. The Blue Jays have put in a total of 418 runs on the year and cranked out 118 homers, but have a slugging of .435 on the year. When it comes to pitching on the season the Blue Jays have ended up with a team ERA of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.25. The Blue Jays have allowed the opponents to hit at a clip of only .249 with 761 strikeouts, but have walked only 242 batters.

Run production and power for the Blue Jays has been handled mainly by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. who has cranked out 20 homers and brought home 56 runners. The hitter for average is Alejandro Kirk who is hitting at a clip of .313 on the year. Starting the game for the Blue Jays is Jose Berrios who is 7-4 on the year with a 5.38 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. Berriors has thrown a total of 95.1 innings and struck out 86 batters while walking 23, but has allowed 107 hits and out of those 19 were homers.

Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays Odds: Royals +290, Blue Jays -360

Over/Under Odds: 9

Royals at Blue Jays Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays -360, Over 9

Odds from Betonline.ag 

This is a game that the Blue Jays have to be salivating with. The Blue Jays have a better pitcher on the mound and the all around hitting for Toronto is markedly better. Playing at home will also help the Blue Jays, but the most important thing here is the game will be lighting up the scoreboard with the Blue Jays putting up quite a few runs early in this game.

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