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Brandon Morrow vs Felipe Paulino matchup featured in MLB action

Toronto Blue JaysKansas City Royals
June 6, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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

Brandon Morrow, with a record of 2-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Royals trot Felipe Paulino to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2011.

View Toronto vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Royals in this one will find them as +120 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Royals rated this week at No. 9 and the Blue Jays sitting at No. 4.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, less than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

The Blue Jays were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Blue Jays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jeremy Guthrie and the Orioles 7-4 on Sunday at Camden Yards.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 6-0 loser as they battled the Twins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +136 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Brian Duensing shut down the Royals in their last game, striking out 4 in a 6-0 shutout over Kansas City in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

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

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

A few Blue Jays at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Kansas City, Tuesday, June 7