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Brett Cecil out to silence Royals bats in MLB contest

Kansas City RoyalsToronto Blue Jays
July 3, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Rogers Centre.

Vin Mazzaro, with a record of 3-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the Blue Jays trot Brett Cecil to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2012.

View Kansas City vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Royals listed as underdogs of +-150 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 10.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blue Jays, most recently No. 8 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 7 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 3 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Toronto owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 9-rated defense.

The Royals were a 11-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +163 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 11-3 victory over Toronto on Monday at Rogers Centre behind starter Everett Teaford.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 1-9
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Royals at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Toronto is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Toronto, Wednesday, July 4

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