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Toronto Blue Jays visit Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Toronto Blue Jays


Kansas City Royals
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals will look to improve on a 12-12 record when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Tuesday.

Jason Vargas will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals, and he'll carry a 2-0 record into the contest. Dustin McGowan gets the ball for the Toronto Blue Jays; he's 1-1 so far this season.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Kansas City was a -132 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

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Computer Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.3-4.1 win for the Royals. A 4.3-4.1 result in favor of the Royals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kansas City (12-12) will face the 12-13 Blue Jays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Toronto injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kansas City Royals rated this week at No. 13 and the Toronto Blue Jays sitting at No. 11.

How Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 23 ranked offense (3.79 runs per game) against a Toronto Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 20 at 4.56 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 8.92 hits per game, more than the Toronto Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.56 hits on average).

Kansas City owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 3.79 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's No. 20-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 7-1 winner as they battled the Red Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +101 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Blue Jays enjoyed a 7-1 victory at the expense of the Red Sox on Sunday, with R.A. Dickey throwing 6 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 9-3 result against the Orioles on April 27. Bettors who backed the Royals at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 9-3 victory over Baltimore on Sunday at Camden Yards behind starter James Shields.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games at home
Kansas City is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Toronto

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