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Royals visit Toronto Blue Jays in MLB clash

Kansas City RoyalsToronto Blue Jays
Aug 23, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Toronto vs Kansas City battle on Tuesday at Rogers Centre as the Blue Jays try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

It's a pitching duel between Brandon Morrow for the Blue Jays (9-7 on the year) and Bruce Chen for Kansas City (8-5 so far).

View Kansas City vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Toronto opened as -190 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jays sit at No. 6 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 9 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 4 ranked American League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 4.8 runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Kansas City brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Blue Jays' league No. 10-ranked defense.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 6-1 loser at home against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -200 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City suffered a 6-1 loss against Boston on Sunday, as Danny Duffy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Toronto was a 1-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They won as +122 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors. Luis Perez silenced the Athletics bats in a 1-0 victory last time out versus Oakland at Overstock.com Coliseum.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Royals at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Toronto is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Toronto, Wednesday, August 24

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