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Kansas City Royals host Toronto Blue Jays in baseball action

Toronto Blue JaysKansas City Royals
April 20, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Odds


The Toronto Blue Jays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Friday in baseball odds action.

Kyle Drabek, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Royals trot Luke Hochevar to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2012.

View Toronto vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Royals as -115 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 11-rated Royals and the league No. 4-ranked Blue Jays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 3.8 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 4 lineup of the Blue Jays at 5 runs per outing.

Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

The Blue Jays were a 9-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Toronto looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 9-4 on Thursday behind a start from Jeremy Hellickson at Rogers Centre.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-3 loser at home against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Royals endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Wednesday, with Jonathan Sanchez throwing 5 innings of 4-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Blue Jays at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Kansas City's last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Kansas City, Saturday, April 21