Blue Jays vs. Royals - 8/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (62-41) at Toronto Blue Jays (53-52)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
E Volquez (10-5) (3.21) vs. R.A. Dickey
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -135 / Kansas City Royals +125 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays end a four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Royals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Royals have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 121 hits and 58 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar have combined for 82 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have split their last six road games. Edinson Volquez gets the ball, and he’s 10-5 with a 3.21 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 0-3 with 7.30 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 120 hits and 75 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Kevin Pillar have combined for 95 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won four of their last six home games. R.A. Dickey takes the hill, and he’s 5-10 with a 4.27 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. Dickey is 3-3 with a 4.81 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 5-0 in their last 5 Sunday games and 13-3 in Volquezs last 16 starts. The Blue Jays are 2-8 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series and 2-5 in Dickeys last 7 starts. The Royals are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.
Not sure how you can back Dickey and chalk when he's been awful pretty much all season. I love the value of the Royals and the plus money, especially with Volquez on the hill.