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Bruce Chen Royals at Home vs Toronto in MLB Clash

Toronto Blue JaysKansas City Royals
April 23, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Odds

9-6TEAM RECORD3-12

Toronto pays a visit to Kansas City on Monday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

Brandon Morrow, with a record of 0-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Royals trot Bruce Chen to the mound in this one. He is 0-1 so far in 2012.

View Toronto vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as -110 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Royals) and the No. 4 (Blue Jays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Blue Jays average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -110 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto rolled to a 5-3 win against Kansas City on Sunday, as Ricky Romero and the Blue Jays' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

A few Blue Jays at Royals trends to consider:
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Kansas City's last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Baltimore, Tuesday, April 24
Kansas City at Cleveland, Tuesday, April 24

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