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The Jays Win When Sanchez Takes The Mound

The Royals roll into Toronto today to open a series with the Blue Jays, who are fresh off breaking the 14-game winning streak of the Indians. Edinson Volquez (7-7, 4.80 ERA) will take the mound tonight for KC in a matchup against Aaron Sanchez (8-1, 3.08).

SHARK BITES
  • The Royals are 2-7 in their last 9 games on the road against the Blue Jays.
  • The Blue Jays are 9-3 in their last 12 games with Sanchez as their starter.
  • The Royals are 16-27 on the road this year.

Sanchez has been one of two or three bright lights for a Jays pitching staff this year that has been, for the most part, stumbling through the dark. The young righty will more than likely be moved to the bullpen in the near future as he is on an unspecified innings limit. Sanchez, however, has been making hay while the sun still shines. He has posted 13 quality starts in 16 games in 2016 – that’s first in the AL.

Volquez has been the poster boy for inconsistency this season. He either gets a shutout or gets blown out. In his last two starts, for example, he has given up a combined 11 earned runs – all those runs came in one game. His road numbers have evened out lately but that being said, he still owns a 2-4 record and 5.67 ERA in 7 starts away from Kauffman Stadium this year.

Volquez could be in for a world of hurt against a Jays team whose bats have awoken.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Kansas City Royals before the first pitch in this match found them as 160 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 9 earlier at TopBet.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.7-3.9 win 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

45-39 Toronto battles the Royals, currently with a 43-38 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Kansas City injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Toronto Blue Jays and the league No. 10-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Toronto Blue Jays and its No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.88 runs per nine innings, against the No. 25 line up of the Kansas City Royals at 4.06 runs per outing.

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.26 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 5 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in Y Ventura's start, as they lost 7-2 against Philadelphia on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.

Toronto ran up the score in their last game on Sunday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 17-1 victory against Cleveland.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Kansas City is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Toronto, Tuesday, July 5th

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