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Kansas City Royals vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Rogers Centre.

The Royals will trot Jeremy Guthrie out to the mound in this one. Righthander Guthrie has a 13-10 record and a 4.19 ERA this season.

The Blue Jays will counter Guthrie with R.A. Dickey. righthander Dickey has a 4.38 ERA to go along with a 10-12 record this season.

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.

Current streak:
Toronto has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 69-65 SU
Toronto: 61-74 SU

Kansas City most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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:
Toronto home to Kansas City, Sunday, September 1