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Royals visit Toronto Blue Jays in MLB clash

Kansas City RoyalsToronto Blue Jays
Aug 31, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Toronto and Kansas City on Saturday, with the host Blue Jays trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Blue Jays will turn to R.A. Dickey and his 10-12 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Royals send Jeremy Guthrie (13-10) to the hill.

View Kansas City vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Kansas City before the first pitch in this match found them as +-133-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 9.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jays - Royals odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 11 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 4 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 8 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +108 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Royals endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Friday, with Ervin Santana throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

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

A few Royals at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games at home
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Toronto, Sunday, September 1