Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview
Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday in baseball odds action.
The Royals will rely on James Shields to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while R.A. Dickey will be his counterpart for the Blue Jays. James Shields is 1-1 this season, and R.A. Dickey is 0-2.
Bettors looking to side with the Royals in this matchup found them as -114 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Royals) and the No. 8 (Blue Jays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Blue Jays are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.2 per game.
Kansas City owns the American League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 15-rated defense.
In their last action, Toronto was an 8-4 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Toronto at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Toronto looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, an 8-4 final on Friday in support of J.A. Happ at Kauffman Stadium.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6
A few Blue Jays at Royals trends to consider:
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 on the road
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Toronto is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Toronto at Kansas City, Sunday, April 14