Royals vs Blue Jays Prediction, Odds & Player Prop Bets Today – MLB, Jul 17

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  • The (60-30) are favorites vs the (60-30)
  • Royals starting pitcher: Kristofer Bubic (1-6), 6.62 ERA
  • Blue Jays starting pitcher: José Berríos (7-4), 5.38 ERA
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The Kansas City Royals () visit Rogers Centre to take on the Toronto Blue Jays () on Sunday, July 17, 2022. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05pm EDT in Toronto.

The are betting favorites in this MLB matchup, with the run line sitting at ().

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

So far this season, the Royals are 36-55 against the spread (ATS), while the Blue Jays are 38-54 ATS.

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

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Royals O
Blue Jays U

Royals vs Blue Jays Prediction for Today’s Game

Based on recent trends the model predicts the Blue Jays will win Sunday‘s matchup with 50.1% confidence.

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


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Best Royals Player Prop Bets Today

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

  • Andrew Benintendi has hit the Singles Over in 28 of his last 38 away games (+14.80 Units / 28% ROI)
  • Salvador Perez has hit the Hits Under in 28 of his last 52 games (+12.90 Units / 20% ROI)
  • Whit Merrifield has hit the Runs Over in 20 of his last 30 away games (+11.95 Units / 37% ROI)
  • Andrew Benintendi has hit the Hits Over in 15 of his last 22 games (+10.70 Units / 29% ROI)
  • Salvador Perez has hit the Runs Under in 37 of his last 57 games (+10.40 Units / 13% ROI)

Best Blue Jays Player Prop Best Bets Today

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

  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has hit the Singles Over in 18 of his last 23 games (+13.75 Units / 54% ROI)
  • Teoscar Hernandez has hit the Hits Over in 20 of his last 25 games at home (+12.05 Units / 23% ROI)
  • Bo Bichette has hit the Hits Under in 15 of his last 19 games (+10.45 Units / 25% ROI)
  • Alejandro Kirk has hit the Hits Over in 12 of his last 14 games (+10.35 Units / 35% ROI)
  • Alejandro Kirk has hit the Singles Over in 11 of his last 12 games (+9.95 Units / 71% ROI)

Blue Jays vs Royals Home Run Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Alejandro Kirk 0.5 +400 0.5 -750
Bo Bichette 0.5 +400 0.5 -750
Danny Jansen 0.5 +425 0.5 -800
Lourdes Gurriel 0.5 +475 0.5 -1000
Matt Chapman 0.5 +310 0.5 -550

Blue Jays vs Royals Total Hits Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Alejandro Kirk 1.5 +175 1.5 -250
Bo Bichette 1.5 +155 1.5 -225
Danny Jansen 0.5 -175 0.5 +125
Matt Chapman 0.5 -200 0.5 +135
Teoscar Hernandez 1.5 +185 1.5 -275

Blue Jays vs Royals RBI Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Alejandro Kirk 0.5 +120 0.5 -165
Bo Bichette 0.5 +115 0.5 -165
Danny Jansen 0.5 +160 0.5 -250
Lourdes Gurriel 0.5 +120 0.5 -165
Matt Chapman 0.5 +125 0.5 -175

Blue Jays vs Royals Strikeout Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Jose Berrios 5.5 -130 5.5 -110
Kris Bubic 3.5 -160 3.5 +110
  • The Kansas City Royals have covered the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 24 of their last 37 games (+13.60 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have covered the Run Line in 12 of their last 18 games (+8.65 Units / 39% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 12 of their last 16 games (+7.45 Units / 41% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Moneyline in 11 of their last 18 games (+6.95 Units / 35% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the Moneyline in 9 of their last 17 away games (+6.65 Units / 38% ROI)
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 36 of their last 50 games (+22.30 Units / 41% ROI)
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the Game Total Over in 35 of their last 51 games (+17.90 Units / 33% ROI)

Royals Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Royals have gone 41-50 against the Run Line (-18.7 Units / -15.44% ROI).

  • 36-55 when betting on the Moneyline for -12.65 Units / -12.91% ROI
  • 45-42 when betting on the total runs Over for -0.95 Units / -0.95% ROI
  • 42-45 when betting on the total runs Under for -7.6 Units / -7.54% ROI

Blue Jays Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Royals have gone 38-54 against the Run Line (-20.65 Units / -18.35% ROI).

  • 49-43 when betting on the Moneyline for -17.35 Units / -11.46% ROI
  • 49-42 when betting on the total runs Over for +2.55 Units / 2.54% ROI
  • 42-49 when betting on the total runs Under for -12.85 Units / -12.56% ROI

Kris Bubic has allowed an OPS of 1.105 (307 PA’s) versus the top of the order since the start of last season — highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 125 total IP; League Avg: .768 — 0 Percentile.

Kris Bubic has allowed an OBP of .393 (257 PA’s) this season — 4th highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 44 total IP; League Avg: .304 — second Percentile.

Kris Bubic has allowed an OBP of .427 (307 PA’s) versus the top of the order since the start of last season — 2nd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 125 total IP; League Avg: .326 — first Percentile.

Kris Bubic has allowed a slugging percentage of .678 (179 Total Bases / 264 ABs) versus the top of the order since the start of last season — highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 125 total IP; League Avg: .442 — 0 Percentile.

José Berríos: Blue Jays Starting Pitcher Stats & Trends

Jose Berrios has allowed a slugging percentage of .657 (46 Total Bases / 70 ABs) on elevated fastballs this season — highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: .369 — first Percentile.

Opponents are hitting .378 (37-for-98) against Jose Berrios on inside fastballs this season — 2nd highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: .262 — third Percentile.

Jose Berrios has an ERA of 7.15 (50.1 IP) on the road this season — 2nd highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 3.71 — third Percentile.

Jose Berrios has allowed a slugging percentage of .486 (187 Total Bases / 385 ABs) this season — 3rd highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: .381 — fourth Percentile.

Royals Keys to the Game vs. the Blue Jays

The Royals are just 2-25 (.074) when their opponents score in the first inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .339.

The Royals are just 1-44 (.022) when trailing entering the 7th inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .116.

The Royals are just 4-42 (.087) when allowing 5 or more runs this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .208.

The Royals are just 5-25 (.167) when allowing 2 or more home runs this season — 6th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .292.

Blue Jays Keys to the Game vs. the Royals

The Blue Jays are 38-1 (.974) when leading entering the 7th inning this season — tied for best in MLB; League Avg: .884.

The Blue Jays are 5-31 (.139) when trailing entering the 7th inning this season — tied for 9th best in MLB; League Avg: .116.

The Blue Jays are 29-19 (.604) at home this season — 7th best in MLB; League Avg: .521.

The Blue Jays are 39-11 (.780) when allowing 4 or fewer runs this season — 7th best in MLB; League Avg: .703.

Royals hitters have just 165 strikeouts in 916 PA’s (18%) against LHP this season — 2nd best in MLB; League Avg: 22%.

Royals hitters have just 493 strikeouts in 2,609 PA’s (19%) against LHP since the start of last season — 2nd best in MLB; League Avg: 22%.

The Royals have won just 47% of home games in which they have scored three or more runs in an inning this season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: 77%.

Royals hitters are slugging just .349 when facing the starting pitcher for the 3rd time in a game this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .441.

Blue Jays hitters are slugging .671 on the first pitch of at-bats since the start of last season — best in MLB; League Avg: .575.

The Blue Jays are batting .264 with two outs since the start of last season — best in MLB; League Avg: .232.

Blue Jays hitters have just 1,475 strikeouts in 7,258 PA’s (20%) against RHP since the start of last season — 2nd best in MLB; League Avg: 23%.

Blue Jays hitters have an OPS of .783 (7,258 PA’s) against RHP since the start of last season — best in MLB; League Avg: .717.

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 walked 354 of 3,545 batters (10%) this season — tied for highest in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

Royals pitchers have a strikeout rate of just 19% this season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: 22%.

Royals pitchers have a strikeout rate of just 37% with two-strikes this season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: 42%.

Blue Jays pitchers have walked 244 of 3,428 batters (7%) this season — 4th best in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

Blue Jays pitchers have walked 6 of 209 batters (3%) over the past seven days (6 games) — best in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

Blue Jays pitchers have walked 717 of 9,344 batters (8%) since the start of last season — tied for 3rd best in MLB; League Avg: 9%.

The Blue Jays pitchers have allowed their opponents to score first in just 44% of their games at home this season — 3rd lowest in MLB; League Avg: 54%.

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

  • Julian Merryweather (Blue Jays): Side, D60
  • Hyun Jin Ryu (Blue Jays): Forearm, D60
  • Nathan Pearson (Blue Jays): Mono, D60
  • Tayler Saucedo (Blue Jays): Hip, D60
  • Yusei Kikuchi (Blue Jays): Neck, D15
  • Andrew Vasquez (Blue Jays): Ankle, D15
  • Salvador Perez (Royals): Thumb, D10
  • Jonathan Heasley (Royals): Shoudler, D15
  • Daniel A. Lynch (Royals): Blister, D15
  • Raúl Mondesi (Royals): Knee, D60
  • Jacob Brentz (Royals): Flexor, D60
  • Tyler Zuber (Royals): Shoulder, D60

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