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Toronto Blue Jays Host Kansas City Royals in MLB Baseball Betting Action

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

The Toronto Blue Jays will rely on R.A. Dickey to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Edinson Volquez will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. R.A. Dickey is 5-10 this season, and Edinson Volquez is 10-5.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Toronto Blue Jays as -135 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-4.6 victory for the Blue Jays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Toronto (53-52) will face the 62-41 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Kansas City injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Toronto Blue Jays rated this week at No. 2 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Toronto Blue Jays No. 1 ranked offense (5.3 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 at 3.74 runs allowed per game. The Toronto Blue Jays have been averaging 8.91 hits per game, less than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (9.21 hits on average).

Kansas City brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Blue Jays's No. 19-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating M Buehrle and the Blue Jays 7-6 on Saturday at Rogers Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games
  • Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Detroit, Tuesday, August 4th
Toronto home to Minnesota, Monday, August 3rd

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