Blue Jays vs Royals Prediction, Odds & Player Prop Bets Today – MLB, Jun 8

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  • The Blue Jays (33-22) are -145 favorites vs the Royals (17-37)
  • Blue Jays starting pitcher: Yusei Kikuchi (2-2), 3.913 ERA
  • Royals starting pitcher: Brady Singer (2-1), 4.154 ERA
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The Toronto Blue Jays (-145) visit Kauffman Stadium to take on the Kansas City Royals (+120) on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10pm EDT in Kansas City.

The Blue Jays are betting favorites in this MLB matchup, with the run line sitting at -1.5 (+110).

The Blue Jays vs Royals Over/Under is 8.5 total runs for the game.

So far this season, the Blue Jays are 33-22 against the spread (ATS), while the Royals are 20-34 ATS.

Blue Jays vs. Royals Odds, Run Line, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Blue Jays-1.5 +110O 8.5 +100-145
Royals +1.5 -135U 8.5 -120+120

Blue Jays vs Royals Prediction for Today’s Game

Based on recent trends the model predicts the Blue Jays will win Wednesday‘s matchup with 74.0% confidence.

This prediction factors in starting pitchers, recent team and player hitting performances, the last 5 games for both the Blue Jays and Royals and up-to-date player injuries.


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Best Blue Jays Player Prop Bets Today

We’ve highlighted some favorite MLB player prop bets for Blue Jays players for Wednesday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Santiago Espinal has hit the Total Bases Over in 16 of his last 20 away games (+11.80 Units / 39% ROI)
  • Santiago Espinal has hit the Hits Over in 17 of his last 20 away games (+10.30 Units / 27% ROI)
  • Bo Bichette has hit the Total Bases Over in 21 of his last 34 games (+10.15 Units / 28% ROI)
  • Bo Bichette has hit the Hits Over in 6 of his last 7 away games (+7.75 Units / 77% ROI)
  • Bo Bichette has hit the Runs Over in 9 of his last 11 games (+7.40 Units / 57% ROI)

Best Royals Player Prop Best Bets Today

And here are some favorite MLB player prop bets for Royals players for Wednesday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has hit the Singles Under in 9 of his last 10 games (+7.60 Units / 50% ROI)
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has hit the Total Bases Under in 8 of his last 9 games (+7.05 Units / 57% ROI)
  • Emmanuel Rivera has hit the Runs Under in his last 7 games (+7.00 Units / 42% ROI)
  • Whit Merrifield has hit the Hits Under in 9 of his last 12 games (+6.15 Units / 28% ROI)
  • MJ Melendez has hit the Runs Under in 8 of his last 9 games at home (+6.10 Units / 37% ROI)
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the Team Total Over in 12 of their last 13 games (+11.00 Units / 71% ROI)
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 31 of their last 52 games (+10.15 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the Moneyline in their last 7 away games (+7.85 Units / 79% ROI)
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the Game Total Over in 11 of their last 14 games (+7.75 Units / 51% ROI)
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the Strikeouts Under in 5 of their last 6 away games (+3.80 Units / 47% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the Game Total Over in 25 of their last 42 games (+8.15 Units / 18% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the Team Total Under in 7 of their last 9 games (+5.00 Units / 48% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 6 of their last 7 games at home (+4.95 Units / 64% ROI)

Blue Jays Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Blue Jays have gone 25-30 against the Run Line (-7 Units / -10.37% ROI).

  • 33-22 when betting on the Moneyline for +1.7 Units / 2.01% ROI
  • 25-29 when betting on the total runs Over for -7.6 Units / -12.49% ROI
  • 29-25 when betting on the total runs Under for +1.25 Units / 2.07% ROI

Royals Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Blue Jays have gone 20-34 against the Run Line (-25.55 Units / -34.27% ROI).

  • 17-37 when betting on the Moneyline for -17.45 Units / -30.97% ROI
  • 28-24 when betting on the total runs Over for +1.8 Units / 3.05% ROI
  • 24-28 when betting on the total runs Under for -7.1 Units / -11.82% ROI

Yusei Kikuchi has walked 22 of 153 right-handed batters (14%) this season — 2nd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 25 total IP; League Avg: 7% — first Percentile.

Yusei Kikuchi has allowed an average Exit Velocity of 93.2 MPH with runners in scoring position since the start of last season (115 balls in play) — highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 106 total IP; League Avg: 88.0

Yusei Kikuchi has allowed an OPS of 1.424 (150 PA’s) when he’s behind in the count since the start of last season — 2nd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 106 total IP; League Avg: 1.057 — first Percentile.

Yusei Kikuchi has allowed an average Exit Velocity of 92.6 MPH on the road since the start of last season (294 balls in play) — highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 106 total IP; League Avg: 88.8

Brady Singer: Royals Starting Pitcher Stats & Trends

Opponents have a swing rate of just 23% (162/708) against Brady Singer on the first pitch of at-bats since the start of last season — 3rd lowest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 106 total IP; League Avg: 31% — second Percentile.

Hitters have swung at 61% of Brady Singer’s pitches in the zone (877/1,437) since the start of last season — 4th lowest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 106 total IP; League Avg: 67% — second Percentile.

Opponents have a swing rate of just 37% (723/1,968) against Brady Singer in non-two strike counts since the start of last season — 2nd lowest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 106 total IP; League Avg: 43% — second Percentile.

Brady Singer has thrown his slider 36% of the time (533/1,499) vs left-handed batters since the start of last season — 3rd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 106 total SL; League Avg: 17% — 97th Percentile.

Blue Jays Keys to the Game vs. the Royals

The Blue Jays are 25-0 (1.000) when leading entering the 7th inning this season — tied for best in MLB; League Avg: .905.

The Blue Jays are 18-10 (.643) at home this season — 4th best in MLB; League Avg: .513.

The Blue Jays are 3-13 (.188) when trailing entering the 7th inning this season — 3rd best in MLB; League Avg: .095.

The Blue Jays are 2-15 (.118) when trailing entering the 8th inning this season — 5th best in MLB; League Avg: .075.

Royals Keys to the Game vs. the Blue Jays

The Royals are just 0-19 (.000) when their opponents score in the first inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .333.

The Royals are just 2-18 (.100) when allowing 2 or more home runs this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .289.

The Royals are just 17-32 (.347) when allowing 5 or more extra base hits this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .534.

The Royals are just 5-19 (.208) when allowing 10 or more hits this season — 7th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .276.

Blue Jays hitters are slugging .680 on the first pitch of at-bats since the start of last season — best in MLB; League Avg: .576.

Blue Jays hitters have drawn 44 walks in 388 PA’s (11%) against LHP this season — tied for best in MLB; League Avg: 9%.

Blue Jays hitters are slugging .477 at home since the start of last season — best in MLB; League Avg: .413.

Blue Jays hitters are slugging .454 since the start of last season — best in MLB; League Avg: .405.

Royals hitters have drawn 423 walks in 5,788 PA’s (7%) against RHP since the start of last season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 9%.

The Royals have won just 43% of games in which they have scored three or more runs in an inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 76%.

The Royals have won just 29% of home games in which they have scored three or more runs in an inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 77%.

Royals hitters are slugging just .379 against RHP since the start of last season — tied for 5th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .404.

Blue Jays pitchers have walked 25 of 455 batters (6%) over the last 14 days (12 games) — best in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

Blue Jays pitchers have walked 137 of 2,027 batters (7%) this season — tied for 2nd best in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

Blue Jays pitchers have walked 610 of 7,943 batters (8%) since the start of last season — 4th best in MLB; League Avg: 9%.

Blue Jays pitchers have walked 31 of 489 batters (6%) when facing the leadoff batter in the inning this season — 5th best in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

Royals pitchers have a strikeout rate of just 15% versus the heart of the order this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 22%.

Royals pitchers have a strikeout rate of just 17% this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 22%.

Royals pitchers have won only 0% of games in which they have allowed their opponent to score in three different innings at home this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 24%.

The Royals have allowed 1.85 runs per game (100/54) in late innings this season — highest in MLB; League Avg: 1.31.

Royals vs. Blue Jays Injuries Tonight That May Affect Prop Bets 

  • Donald Greinke (Royals): Flexor, D15
  • Amir Garrett (Royals): Undisclosed, D15
  • Gabriel Speier (Royals): Undisclosed, D15
  • Cameron Gallagher (Royals): Hamstring, D10
  • Raúl Mondesi (Royals): Knee, D60
  • Jacob Brentz (Royals): Flexor, D10
  • Tyler Zuber (Royals): Shoulder, D60
  • Edward Olivares (Royals): Quad, D10
  • Matthew Peacock (Royals): Undisclosed, D15
  • Hyun Jin Ryu (Blue Jays): Forearm, D15
  • Nathan Pearson (Blue Jays): Mono, D60
  • Daniel Jansen (Blue Jays): Finger, D10
  • Tayler Saucedo (Blue Jays): Hip, D10
  • Timothy Mayza (Blue Jays): Forearm, D15

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