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Baseball Matchup - Toronto Blue Jays Kansas City Royals Odds Preview

Kansas City RoyalsToronto Blue Jays
July 2, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

35-42TEAM RECORD40-39

The Toronto Blue Jays host Kansas City on Monday, looking to build on their 40-39 mark against the 35-42 Royals in MLB betting action at Rogers Centre.

Toronto sends Ricky Romero out against Everett Teaford for the Royals in this game. Romero is 8-2 with a 4.94 ERA on the season, while Teaford is 0-0 on the year and has a 6.00 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Blue Jays as -165 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jays sit at No. 8 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 7 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 10 in the American League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, less than Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

Kansas City was a 10-8 loser in its last match on the road against the Twins. They lost as +129 underdogs, while the total score of 18 made winners of OVER bettors. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 10-8 on Sunday behind a start from Francisco Liriano at Target Field.

In their last action, Toronto was a 10-6 loser at home against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Toronto suffered a 10-6 loss against Los Angeles on Sunday, as Aaron Laffey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rogers Centre.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Royals at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
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 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Kansas City is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Toronto, Tuesday, July 3