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Buehrle takes mound for the Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to send Mark Buehrle to the mound on Thursday night as they take on the Kansas City Royals in MLB betting action at the online sportsbooks.

Buehrle is 4-1 with a 2.16 ERA on the season, and in his career against Kansas City he's 23-12 with a 3.66 ERA over 52 appearances. The Royals will counter with Jeremy Guthrie on Thursday; he's 2-1 with a 4.22 ERA so far on the season.

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

Those going with the Kansas City Royals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -117 at TopBet for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

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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 4.6-4 win for the Royals. A 4.6-4 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

14-12 Kansas City battles the Blue Jays, currently with a 12-15 mark. 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

At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 12 ranking for hits at 8.88 per game. By contrast, the Toronto Blue Jays are rated No. 15 in the same category at 8.63 per game.

Defensively, Toronto features the No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.27 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.55 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Toronto was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Toronto suffered a 4-2 loss against Kansas City on Wednesday, as Drew Hutchison wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Pittsburgh, Friday, May 2nd
Kansas City home to Detroit, Friday, May 2nd