After an absolute drubbing of the Blue Jays in Game 4, the Royals are on the brink of playing in their second World Series in as many years. Game 4 saw a relentless Royals team drop an amazing 14 runs on the Jays, highlighted by chasing starter R.A. Dickey out of the game after just 1.2 innings.
Game 5 features a rematch of Game 1 starters Edinson Volquez and Marco Estrada. Volquez got the better of the Jays in Game 1 in Kansas City, allowing no runs and just two hits over six innings, while Estrada had a forgettable performance, allowing three runs in 5.1 innings.
- The total has gone OVER in five of Kansas City’s last six games.
- The Blue Jays are 6-3 in their last 9 games at home.
- In 52 combined at bats, the Royals have 0 home runs vs Estrada.
Although teams who gain a 3-1 lead in a seven game series advance 84.5 per cent of the time, Blue Jays fans don’t have to look too far back to 2012, when the San Francisco Giants came back from a 3-1 deficit in the NLCS and later went on to win the World Series.
Going way back to 1985, it was the Blue Jays who had a 3-1 ALCS lead vs the Royals, only to see the Royals come back to win the series and go on to win the World Series.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Toronto Blue Jays in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -152 at BetOnline for Wednesday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bodog
Odds – VSB
computer prediction formulas pick a 5.4-5.1 win for the Royals on Wednesday. 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
97-74 Toronto battles the Royals, currently with a 101-70 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Kansas City injuries news.
The Odds – VSB
MLB Power Rankings have the Toronto Blue Jays at No. 3 and the Kansas City Royals at No. 19 heading into this contest.
The game also pits Toronto Blue Jays No. 1-rated offense, averaging 5.46 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 10 at 3.96 in runs allowed per game. The Toronto Blue Jays have averaged 9.07 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.26 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.13 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kansas City enjoyed a laugher in their last game on Tuesday, running up a 14-2 score against the Blue Jays.
- Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games
- Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
- Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games
- Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home
- Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City home to Toronto, Friday, October 23rd