Blue Jays vs Royals Series Odds + Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays vs KC Royals Series OddsIt seemed like the Toronto Blue Jays were destined to face Kansas City in the playoffs, and not even a 0-2 series deficit, nor borderline-corrupt umpiring could keep Toronto out of the ALCS. Now, betting odds have the Blue Jays as favourites to beat Kansas City, and also to win the World Series.

 

 

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  • Blue Jays are (-150) to win ALCS series
  • Blue Jays are (+200) to Win World Series

Back in in August when the Jays stacked up at the trade deadline, it seemed like the Royals knew that a playoff clash was inevitable, and sent a message by throwing at Josh Donaldson, which resulted in an all out melee. So, it will be interesting to see how the Royals’ pitchers react to the unapologetic bravado of Blue Jay hitters that was displayed against Texas, in which both Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson got into altercations with opposing pitchers.

When these teams met earlier in the season, the Royals were favoured to win the World Series, and would have been favoured to beat Toronto. Now, that has all changed because the Blue Jays have all the momentum heading into this ALCS, along with a version of Marcus Stroman that nobody expected to see. As a result, the Blue Jays are now 2-to-1 odds of winning the World Series, the

One thing that the Blue Jays do not have going for them is home field advantage. Manager John Gibbons elected to rest starters on the final game of the season, which everyone in Canada is hoping won’t end up being a deciding factor in this series.

Game 1: Marco Estrada (-125) vs Edinson Volquez (+105) — Over/Under 8.5

Game 1 goes off on Friday, October 15 in Kansas City. Edinson Volquez was the pitcher that started the bench clearing brawl that took place back in August, and he will be the Game 1 starter, which sets the table perfectly for what should be an electric series. John Gibbons has elected to go with Marco Estrada for Game 1, instead of David Price.

Prediction: Blue Jays Win Series 4-2