Royals visit Toronto Blue Jays in MLB clash
Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Royals arrive at Rogers Centre on Sunday.
JA Happ gets the call for the Toronto Blue Jays and he will try to build on a 3-4 mark. In the other dugout, James Shields brings a 9-8 ledger to the game for the Royals as he tries to quiet the Blue Jays bats.
The visitors were 128 moneyline favorites 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 wagers.
The Blue Jays sit at No. 11 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 4 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Toronto and its American League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 10 lineup of the Royals at 4 runs per outing.
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 4-2 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -117 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kansas City suffered a 4-2 loss against Toronto on Saturday, as Jeremy Guthrie wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rogers Centre.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Arizona are 2-7
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Royals at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 9 games at home
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
Kansas City home to Seattle, Monday, September 2
Toronto at Arizona, Monday, September 2