Run to Bet the Under in Jays vs. Royals This Afternoon (KC Can’t Score)

Royals manager Mike Matheny's team has been shut out in two straight games at home to the Toronto Blue Jays
Royals manager Mike Matheny's team has been shut out in two straight games at home to the Toronto Blue Jays / Jamie Squire/GettyImages

The Toronto Blue Jays have put up eight and seven runs respectively in their last two games against the Kansas City Royals.

And yet, the under on the Vegas total hit comfortably in both matchups.

Kansas City has not scored a run since Sunday, and has been shut out in three of its last six games.

This afternoon, the Jays and Royals wrap up their three-game series at Kaufman Stadium with another shot

Here's the latest odds for today's afternoon game from "The K" over at WynnBET Sportsbook.

Blue Jays vs. Royals Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line:

  • Blue Jays -1.5 (+112)
  • Royals +1.5 (-135)


  • Blue Jays -135
  • Royals +125


  • 8.5 (OVER -120 | UNDER +100)

Bet the Under in Blue Jays-Royals as Total Keeps Dropping

BetSided's Josh Yourish is buying on a Blue Jays sweep this afternoon, grabbing Toronto on the run line at -1.5 at WynnBET to continue its demolition of K.C.

I don't disagree with the pick, but after opening at 9, the under has moved down to 8.5 and it wouldn't surprise me if there's even more movement on the total before first pitch.

The Royals are a disaster offensively, and the Jays seem to have their lineup scouted perfectly. Kansas City got just two hits in their shutout loss against Toronto in Game 1 Monday night, and only got six hits on the board in their second shutout loss in Game 2 on Tuesday.

K.C. ranks 24th in offensive wins-above-replacement (WAR) this season, and hold one of the worst walk-rates in the league at 7.7%. The Royals can't even help their own cause with a long ball or two, hitting just 38 so far this year; 28th of 30 teams.

Even against a weak opponent in left-hander Yusei Kikuchi, the Royals are not expected to take advantage. Kikuchi is allowing 4.7 walks per nine innings and a 1.37 HR/9 this year. But to the Royals, he might as well be Jimmy Key on the mound.

Royals starter Brady Singer followed up his two best starts of the year with a solid performance (three runs over 5.2 IP and eight strikeouts) vs. the Twins, followed by a terrible one against Houston (seven ER, three HR, four strikeouts). In seven of his appearances at the big league level this year, he's thrown shutouts in four of them; although two of them came out of the bullpen in April.

Between the Royals' slumping bats, as well as a likely resurgence from Singer, expect another low scoring day at The K.

PICK: UNDER 8.5 (+100)

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