Blue Jays vs. Royals Prediction
Can the Toronto Blue Jays earn a second straight win over the Kansas City Royals when the two teams meet up this evening at 8:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Blue Jays are favored on the road tonight, as they are getting odds of -150 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +125 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 78 percent going on Toronto on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Jays bounce back
The Blue Jays answered the 3-1 loss on Monday with a 6-5 win on Tuesday over the Royals in Kansas City. Toronto is 54-65 overall and 25-33 on the road. Toronto is putting up 4.45 runs per game on offense this year while allowing 5.06 per contest.
Marco Estrada will take the mound for Toronto tonight. Estrada is making his 20th start of the season and he has a 5-9 record with a 4.84 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Estrada has 80 strikeouts and 32 walks over 106.0 innings of work.
Royals end skid
The Royals were unable to win back-to-back games with their 6-5 loss on Tuesday night. Kansas City is 36-83 overall and 17-43 at home. The Royals are scoring just 3.66 runs per game this season while allowing 5.47 per contest.
Jorge Lopez takes the mound for the Royals this evening. He is making his debut for the Royals after pitching in 10 games for the Brewers. He is 0-1 on the season with a 2.75 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. Lopez has 19.2 innings of work this year and has 15 strikeouts with 13 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are just 6-20 in their last 26 Wednesday games and 4-9 in Estrada’s last 13 starts.
The Royals are just 17-44 in their last 61 home games and 17-40 in their last 57 games following a loss.
While Estrada doesn’t have the best numbers, he faces a very weak Kansas City lineup this evening. I don’t see KC being able to light him up, as they haven’t shown the ability to do that very often all year. Toronto gets to face a reliever-turned-starter, so that typically leads to a bad outing for the pitcher, or a short outing. Either way, it should lead to runs eventually for Toronto.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -150