MLB Picks:Bet Royals -110 vs. Blue Jays

Jeff Grant

Friday, August 30, 2013 12:31 PM GMT

The Kansas City Royals are on a roll and they prepare to open up a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays Friday. 


Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this American League matchup at the Rogers Centre, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:07 p.m. ET. 

Streaking

Kansas City has won five games in a row, including a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins as -128 road favorites Thursday, while going UNDER the betting total of 8.

The Royals are 6-4 on the road with a money line of -100 to -125, but have a losing 17-22 record against left-handed starters.

Building some momentum

Toronto took two of three games from the New York Yankees in its most recent series, including a 7-2 victory as +132 home underdogs Wednesday, while going OVER the total for the first time in four contests.

The Blue Jays are 10-12 at home with money line odds of -100 to -125 during the 2013 MLB campaign.

Santana

Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana (8-7, 3.21 ERA) didn’t earn a decision in a 6-4 home victory over the Washington Nationals last time out, as he allowed four runs and 11 hits over 6.2 innings of work.

The right-hander is 4-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 11 road appearances, with opposing hitters batting just .215 against him.

In 15 lifetime outings versus the Blue Jays, Santana has put together a 6-5 record and 3.73 ERA.

Buehrle

Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (10-7, 4.08 ERA) has won his last five decisions, including a 2-1 road victory over the Houston Astros last time out, as he allowed one run and seven hits over eight frames.

The left-hander is 7-2 with a 2.94 ERA in 13 home outings, surrendering nine home runs in 85.2 combined innings.

In 51 career games (49 starts) versus the Royals, Buehrle has compiled a 22-12 record and 3.73 ERA.

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Prediction

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Royals for their MLB picks, as they’ve won their last six road games versus left-handed starters.

MLB Pick: Kansas City Royals -110 Bet 365