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Dickey on mound for Blue Jays vs. Royals

R.A. Dickey is the probable starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night as they take on James Shields and the Kansas City Royals in baseball betting action.

Dickey is 5-4 with a 3.95 ERA on the season, and in his most recent outing against the Athletics he allowed just two runs on five hits over 8 1-3 innings of work.

Shields is 6-3 with a 2.95 ERA in his 11 starts for the Royals so far this year.

Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Kansas City Royals were -104 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blue Jays to win this game 4.9-4. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Toronto (32-22) will face the 24-28 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Toronto Blue Jays sit at No. 3 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 6 on the same chart.

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How Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Toronto Blue Jays No. 3 ranked offense (4.96 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Toronto Blue Jays have been averaging 9.04 hits per game, more than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Toronto has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 9-3 result against the Astros on May 28. Bettors who backed the Astros at +127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City suffered a 9-3 loss against Houston on Wednesday, as Danny Duffy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

The Blue Jays were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Toronto rolled to a 3-2 win against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, as Liam Hendriks and the Blue Jays' bats led the team to victory at Rogers Centre.

Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Toronto
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games at home

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Kansas City at Toronto, Friday, May 30th

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