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Royals Host the Blue Jays Wednesday Night

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Marco on the Mound Against Royals

This hasn’t been the best of years for the Toronto Blue Jays or the Kansas City Royals. The Blue Jays are 54-65, -9.10 betting units. They have one of their few profitable starting pitchers will be in action Wednesday night.

Estrada takes the mound when the Jays visit the Kansas City Royals (36-83, -30.10 units).  Marco Estrada is due up for Toronto opposite fellow right-hander Jorge Lopez.

TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, TVA, Sportsnet (Toronto), FS Kansas City.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays RH Marco Estrada (5-9, 4.84 ERA) vs. Royals RH Jorge Lopez (0-0,0.00 ERA AL. 0-1,2.75 ERA NL).

ODDS: Blue Jays are -138-moneyline favorites. The total is at 9.5.

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Estrada isn’t having his best season. Toronto’s Opening Day starter has the team 0.98 units in the black on a record of 5-9. However, Estrada has been inconsistent since returning from a three-week stay on the disabled list with a strained glute.

That was followed by a blister that formed on Estrada’s right middle finger during his rehab stint. Estrada has allowed 10 runs over 16.1 innings in three starts since coming off the DL.

Jorge Lopez is 25 years and just beginning his career with the Kansas City Royals. They obtained him as part of the trade July 27 that sent third baseman Mike Moustakas to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Lopez is replacing Burch Smith in the rotation. This will be Lopez’s third big league start. He went 0-1 with a 2.75 ERA in 10 relief appearances earlier this season with the Brewers and was 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in two starts in 2015 with Milwaukee.

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Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
Toronto54-65-$910.0014-2940-3630-2524-4061-51-7-0.61
Kansas City36-83-$3,010.0014-2622-579-1727-6651-62-6-1.81
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

M Estrada (5-9) ERA: 4.84

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Aug 10, 2018TBL0-7U5.1-$100.00
Aug 4, 2018SEAW5-1U7$207.00
Jul 30, 2018OAKL1-10O4-$100.00

Jorge Lopez (0-1) ERA: 2.75

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Oct 4, 2015CHCL1-3U5-$100.00
Sep 29, 2015SDW4-3P5$160.00

Bullpen

Toronto’s relievers have pitched 12 innings in the last 3 games.
Kansas City’s relievers have pitched 9 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Toronto Blue Jays – M Estrada

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Jun 24, 20173-2KC753346Loss
Oct 21, 20157-1TOR7.231115Win
Oct 16, 20155-0KC5.163306Loss
Jul 30, 20155-2TOR5.232203Win
Jul 10, 20153-0KC6.292212Loss

Kansas City Royals – Jorge Lopez

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
No Recent Starts vs. Opponent.

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense4.45175.4730
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense4.48145.6229
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense3.66305.0624
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense3.45295.2125

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Aug 14, 2018TOR6KC51299ORyan Borucki (L)Heath Fillmyer (R)6127448
Aug 13, 2018TOR1KC31209USean Reid-Foley (R)Brad Keller (R)574577
Apr 18, 2018KC5TOR15-1958OIan Kennedy (R)J.A. Happ (L)81537109
Apr 17, 2018KC4TOR5-1519PDanny Duffy (L)Joe Biagini (R)10947813
Apr 17, 2018KC3TOR11-1959OEric Skoglund (L)Jaime Garcia (L)111313710
Sep 21, 2017KC1TOR0-1459UJason Vargas (L)J.A. Happ (L)8223710
Sep 20, 2017KC15TOR5-1189OJakob Junis (R)Brett Anderson (L)1865285
Sep 19, 2017KC2TOR5-1739UIan Kennedy (R)Marcus Stroman (R)682078
Jun 25, 2017TOR8KC21189OFrancisco Liriano (L)Jason Hammel (R)1197186
Jun 24, 2017TOR2KC31079UMarco Estrada (R)Jason Vargas (L)950456

MLB Betting Odds and Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Toronto Blue Jays

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Overall54-6529-3225-3330-2025-4361-51-714-2940-36
Last 104-62-42-22-22-35-51-33-3
vs Div19-2914-145-1512-48-2318-27-32-1617-13
vs AL45-6024-3021-3025-1921-3951-47-713-2932-31
vs NL9-55-24-35-14-410-41-08-5

Kansas City Royals

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Overall36-8317-4319-409-829-7251-62-614-2622-57
Last 102-82-60-20-02-85-51-41-4
vs Div20-2711-129-157-614-2122-23-26-314-24
vs AL32-7216-3416-389-725-6348-50-612-2320-49
vs NL4-111-93-20-14-93-122-32-8
Team Last 5 Games

Toronto Blue Jays

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Ag 14, 2018KC6-5W-1399Ryan Borucki4Heath FillmyerA
Aug 13, 2018KC1-3L-1309Sean Reid-Foley5Brad KellerA
Ag 12, 2018TB2-1W-1288M Stroman5Tyler GlasnowH
Aug 11, 2018TB1-3L-1059Sam Gaviglio5.1Ryne StanekH
Ag 10, 2018TB0-7L1048.5M Estrada5.1Blake SnellH

Kansas City Royals

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Ag 14, 2018TOR5-6L1299Heath Fillmyer5Ryan BoruckiH
Aug 13, 2018TOR3-1W1209Brad Keller7Sean Reid-FoleyH
Ag 12, 2018STL2-8L1319Jake Junis6T RossH
Aug 11, 2018STL3-8L1488.5D Duffy5.1Jack FlahertyH
Ag 10, 2018STL0-7L1289.5B Smith1.2Austin GomberH

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