Royals vs. Blue Jays - 7/10/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (44-43) at Kansas City Royals (49-33)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 10, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
M Estrada (6-4) (3.59) vs. D Duffy (2-4) (5.14)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -110 / Toronto Blue Jays +100 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN, FSN-KC
The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 104 hits and 60 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Kevin Pillar have combined for 87 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost five of their last seven road games. Marco Estrada gets the ball, and he’s 6-4 with a 3.59 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. This will be Estrada’s first career game against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Royals have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Royals have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 166 hits and 72 RBI while Kendrys Morales has 57 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five straight home games. Danny Duffy takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 5.14 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 0-2 with a 11.42 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games and 6-1 in Estradas last 7 starts. The Royals are 12-5 in their last 17 Friday games and 8-3 in Duffys last 11 home starts. The Blue Jays are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Kansas City.
Kind of hard to bet against the Royals with the way they're playing, especially at home. The Blue Jays have been sloppy on the road which also doesn't help their case. For a chea price, I'm siding with KC at home.