The Toronto Blue Jays will send R.A. Dickey to the mound for Game 4 of the ALCS against the Kansas City Royals, in hopes that the knuckleballer can keep his impressive streak at the Rogers Centre intact. The former Cy Young winner has posted a 6-0 record with a 1.94 ERA in eight home games since the All-Star Break.
- Royals CF Lorenzo Cain has hit safely in 12 consecutive postseason games.
- Blue Jays Josh Donaldson is just 1-for-16 against Young.
- The Royals are 1-6 in their past seven games at the Rogers Centre.
The Royals will send veteran Chris Young to the bump opposite Dickey. Young has quietly been excelling in the past few months in appearances that have mostly come from the bullpen. The Princeton alum has started his past two games while only allowing one earned run across 11.1 innings.
The Blue Jays finally snapped out of their offensive slump when they tallied 11 runs in Game 3, the first time the team has scored double-digit runs this postseason. Notably, Troy Tulowitzki broke out of his slump this postseason with three RBIs and a go-ahead home run in the third inning.
The Royals did everything right offensively except for plating enough runs in Game 3. They tallied 15 hits and only struck out twice and aside from a late four-run ninth inning, only scored four runs.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Toronto was a -131 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.
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.6-5.2 win for the Blue Jays on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Kansas City Royals vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Toronto Blue Jays sport a record of 97-73 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 100-70 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Kansas City injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Toronto Blue Jays rated this week at No. 3 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 19.
At the plate, Toronto owns the No. 7 ranking for hits at 9.08 per game. By contrast, the Kansas City Royals are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.22 per game.
Kansas City brings the No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Blue Jays’s No. 12-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Royals endured a 11-8 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Monday, with J Cueto throwing 2 innings of 6-hit ball at Rogers Centre.
- Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games
- Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games on the road
- Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
- Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City at Toronto, Wednesday, October 21st