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Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Preview

Toronto Blue JaysKansas City Royals
April 14, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Odds

5-6TEAM RECORD6-5

The Kansas City Royals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Toronto Blue Jays invade Kauffman Stadium on Sunday.

Brandon Morrow gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Blue Jays on this day; he's 0-1 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Ervin Santana, who will be looking to improve on his 1-1 mark.

View Toronto vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Toronto before the first pitch in this match found them as -105-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 5-rated Royals and the league No. 8-ranked Blue Jays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (7.6 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 6 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

The Blue Jays were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Toronto looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 3-2 final on Saturday in support of R.A. Dickey at Kauffman Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 2-4
After playing Toronto are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

A few Blue Jays at Royals trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to Chi White Sox, Monday, April 15
Kansas City at Atlanta, Tuesday, April 16