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Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

Toronto Blue JaysKansas City Royals
April 12, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Odds


A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Toronto duelling Kansas City on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.

JA Happ gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Blue Jays on this day; he's 1-0 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Luis Mendoza, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

View Toronto vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Kansas City sat as -115 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Royals) and the No. 8 (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. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.6 hits per game. The Blue Jays average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 8 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 11-1 result against the Tigers on April 11. Bettors who backed the Tigers at -134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Toronto was routed on Thursday at Comerica Park, having a 11-1 loss put on them by the Detroit Tigers in baseball betting action.

The Royals were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Royals didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Minnesota 3-0 on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

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

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

A few Blue Jays at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games

Next up:
Toronto at Kansas City, Saturday, April 13