Prediction for Blue Jays vs. Royals – Monday, June 6th, 2022

| June 5, 2022 5:53 pm PDT

The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals will have their first series of the 2022 season. Toronto has been on fire lately, winning eight of their last ten games. Kansas City is 3-7 in their last ten.

That gives us a good indication of the favorite for Monday’s matchup, but Kansas City will host the game. Perhaps that’ll give them support for the sportsbooks. Can they complete the upset?

Let’s check out the odds to see the advantage for the Blue Jays.

Blue Jays vs. Royals Odds for June 6th

Sportsbook Toronto Blue Jays Kansas City Royals Bonus Offered
Bovada (-170) (+141) 50% up to $250
BetOnline (-157) (+145) 60% up to $1,000
BetUS (-157) (+142) 125% up to $2,500
MyBookie (-170) (+145) 100% up to $1,000

There’s a strong consensus with the Kansas City Royals’ odds, but Bovada and MyBookie give the Toronto Blue Jays a bigger advantage. It’s important to examine the top MLB betting sites to find the best value.

The run line hasn’t been kind to either team. Toronto has been improving, but their 23-30 record against the spread is fifth-worst in the majors. They still have a higher mark than Kansas City, who ranks last at 20-32.

Every betting site has the run total at 9.5. The Royals have been one of the higher scoring teams, going over their run total in 56 percent of their games. The Blue Jays are closer to .500 with a 25-27-1 record.

Toronto’s offense doesn’t have any injuries, but starter Hyun Jin Ryu recently went on the IL with forearm inflammation. Kansas City could be without one of their top offensive players after Andrew Benintendi suffered a calf injury on Sunday.

We’ll see how that affects their chances of defeating the Blue Jays.

Blue Jays vs. Royals Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays opened as a top contender for the 2022 World Series. Personally, I picked them to win the World Series, but we didn’t see that level of play early in the season.

Toronto was 22-20 on May 23, but an eight-game win streak has brought them back into the playoff race. They remain 7.5 games behind the New York Yankees in the AL East, but they have a comfortable edge in the AL Wild Card battle.

Check out their offensive leaders in the last 11 games.

  • Batting Average: .469 (Alejandro Kirk)
  • Home Runs: 5 (Vladimir Guerrero Jr)
  • RBIs: 9 (Santiago Espinal)

There hasn’t been much to like about the Kansas City Royals’ 2022 season. We expected them to show some potential, but they rank bottom five in runs and runs allowed.

Salvador Perez has been one of the biggest disappointments of the season. Last year, he led the MLB with 48 home runs and 121 RBIs. This season, he’s on pace for 29 home runs and 80 RBIs. I should also add he’s hitting below .200.

Kansas City doesn’t have many star players, so they need Perez to improve if they want to salvage the season.

Let’s check out the pitching matchup for Monday night.

  Ross Stripling (Blue Jays) Daniel Lynch (Royals)
ERA 4.22 4.81
WHIP 1.28 1.56
Walks 8 20
Strikeouts 29 39

Ross Stripling started in five of his first seven appearances, but the Blue Jays moved him to the bullpen. This will be his first start since May 7. He allowed four runs against the Cleveland Guardians.

Daniel Lynch has three shutouts in nine starts, but he has allowed six runs in two starts. Kansas City better hope the former shows up, or they’ll have a long night.

Blue Jays vs. Royals Same Game Parlay

  • George Springer to Record an RBI (+125)
  • Matt Chapman to Record a Run (+105)
  • Nicky Lopez to Record a Hit (-175)

There isn’t a shortage of stars with my same game parlay for the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals. Do you have confidence in George Springer, Matt Chapman, and Nicky Lopez?

Toronto didn’t have a great start, but it was never because of Springer. He has been solid all season, but he’s earning more attention following Toronto’s win streak. Springer is riding a five-game hit streak.

More importantly, we see his RBI numbers on the rise. He has four in the last three games, including a pair of solo home runs. Springer hits leadoff, but he doesn’t need anyone on-base to record an RBI. He should keep it up against the Royals.

Offseason acquisition Matt Chapman had a rough start to his Blue Jays tenure. He was hitting .182 on May 17, but check out his numbers since then.

  • .294 batting average
  • 1 home run
  • 5 RBIs
  • 13 runs

He has a hit in seven of his last eight games. There was no value in him recording a hit, so we pivot to him scoring a run. Chapman has ten runs in his previous seven games.

Kansas City doesn’t have many offensive weapons, so we had to dig deep for a player prop. Nicky Lopez hasn’t backed up an impressive 2021 season, but he had an impressive end to May.

Lopez had eight hits in the final five games of the month. He only has two hits in his last four games, but it’s hard to find value on a player recording a hit. Lopez presents the best among Royals players.

Blue Jays vs. Royals Pick

My Pick: Blue Jays to Win (-157)Bet on the Blue Jays at BetOnline

It caught me off guard when the Toronto Blue Jays didn’t open as a bigger favorite. I have no problem taking advantage of the pricing.

Toronto didn’t have the best start, but we’re seeing them play up to their potential. They lost two of three to the Minnesota Twins, but the Kansas City Royals aren’t on the same level. The Blue Jays should score a road victory.

ESPN+ will have coverage of Monday night’s game at 8:10 p.m. ET. Please check out my latest 2022 AL MVP update for more MLB betting opportunities.

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