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Matchup Reports

Saturday at 7:10 PM
TORONTO (4-6) AT KANSAS CITY (6-4) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
923: TORONTO
924: KANSAS CITY
7.5
-134
4-6
6-4
7-3-0
4-6-0
4.2 / 6.2
4.7 / 3.6
(R) R DICKEY
(R) J SHIELDS
0-2
1-1
8.43
3.75
1.97
1.50
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 66.0 °
Humidity: 26   Wind: from the North at 16.1 gusting to 28.8 MPH (14 gusting to 25
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
TORONTODICKEY +156 
KANSAS CITYSHIELDS-156 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
TORONTO team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games4-6-3.8158-176-14.81296-1306-397-3168-1531208-1271
as a road underdog of +100 to +1251-2-0.821-22+1.7179-179+21.23-023-19171-176
in road games2-2+0.273-93-6.4591-708-38.94-078-81592-653
in April games4-6-3.829-31-5.4192-214-33.37-332-25203-184
when playing on Saturday1-0+124-29-4206-213-11.30-127-21194-203
in games played on a grass field2-2+0.269-79+2489-587-16.94-070-72493-541
in night games2-3-2.8101-108-8834-841-193-2104-98785-817
against right-handed starters4-4-1.2115-127-13.8966-948-6.45-3112-121875-951
after a win0-3-3.674-81-10.2640-651-47.83-074-73577-651
when playing against a team with a winning record3-2+0.685-116-17.6596-700-6.54-198-95618-614

KANSAS CITY team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games6-4+2.2149-186-9.91091-1508-136.94-6155-1631243-1234
at home with a money line of -100 to -1250-0027-20+4.8149-165-360-025-20170-130
as a home favorite of -125 to -1503-0+316-15-4.597-87-21.61-216-1296-76
in home games3-1+280-86-7.3574-721-114.72-274-82649-587
in April games6-4+2.226-31-1.2161-227-35.34-629-26193-183
when playing on Saturday0-1-125-29-1.6168-258-46.70-128-22227-180
in games played on a grass field6-4+2.2144-177-9.2982-1347-129.24-6149-1551127-1097
in night games2-20106-123+1.2741-1016-92.72-2105-113818-859
against right-handed starters5-1+4.2109-129-1.7791-1056-61.42-4114-112900-860
after a loss2-1+1.282-99+4623-875-67.51-284-84701-713
when playing against a team with a losing record2-2+0.267-74-6.8496-603-83.13-171-63543-500
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
TORONTO - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/2/2013DICKEY(R)CLEVELANDMASTERSON(R)1-4L-1758.5 ovU460771
4/3/2013MORROW(R)CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)2-3L-1709 unU55110100
4/4/2013BUEHRLE(L)CLEVELANDMYERS(R)10-8W-1859 ovO96114102
4/5/2013JOHNSON(R)BOSTONDOUBRONT(L)4-6L-1408.5 unO129312150
4/6/2013HAPP(L)BOSTONLACKEY(R)5-0W-1409 unU861240
4/7/2013DICKEY(R)BOSTONLESTER(L)0-13L-1258 unO7801560
4/9/2013MORROW(R)@ DETROITSANCHEZ(R)3-7L1108 evO86115120
4/10/2013BUEHRLE(L)@ DETROITPORCELLO(R)8-6W1259 unO12811190
4/11/2013JOHNSON(R)@ DETROITFISTER(R)1-11L1258 unO99016110
4/12/2013HAPP(L)@ KANSAS CITYMENDOZA(R)8-4W-1108 unO840543
4/13/2013DICKEY(R)@ KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R) 
4/14/2013MORROW(R)@ KANSAS CITYSANTANA(R) 
4/15/2013BUEHRLE(L)CHI WHITE SOXFLOYD(R) 
4/16/2013JOHNSON(R)CHI WHITE SOXAXELROD(R) 
4/17/2013 CHI WHITE SOX  
4/18/2013 CHI WHITE SOX  
4/19/2013 NY YANKEES  
4/20/2013 NY YANKEES  

KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/1/2013SHIELDS(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L)0-1L1257 unU780880
4/3/2013SANTANA(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXPEAVY(R)2-5L1307.5 unU560833
4/4/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXFLOYD(R)3-1W1058 unU530891
4/5/2013DAVIS(R)@ PHILADELPHIAKENDRICK(R)13-4W1108 unO1990940
4/6/2013MENDOZA(R)@ PHILADELPHIALANNAN(L)3-4L1008 unU640352
4/7/2013SHIELDS(R)@ PHILADELPHIAHAMELS(L)9-8W1107 unO13801580
4/8/2013SANTANA(R)MINNESOTACORREIA(R)3-1W-1459 unU950870
4/9/2013GUTHRIE(R)MINNESOTAPELFREY(R)7-4W-1508.5 unO1351870
4/10/2013DAVIS(R)MINNESOTAHENDRIKS(R)3-0W-1508.5 unU9927121
4/12/2013MENDOZA(R)TORONTOHAPP(L)4-8L+1008 unO543840
4/13/2013SHIELDS(R)TORONTODICKEY(R) 
4/14/2013SANTANA(R)TORONTOMORROW(R) 
4/16/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ ATLANTAMEDLEN(R) 
4/17/2013 @ ATLANTA  
4/19/2013 @ BOSTON  
4/20/2013 @ BOSTON  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
TORONTO - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games4-6-3.87-34.20.2400.3036.20.2880.358
Road Games2-2+0.24-05.00.2640.3227.00.3220.393
vs Right-handed Starters4-4-1.25-34.70.2320.3075.40.2760.346
Past 7 Games3-4-1.46-14.10.2630.3126.70.2970.371
Grass Games2-2+0.24-05.00.2640.3227.00.3220.393
Night Games2-3-2.83-25.00.2240.3055.00.2540.325
TORONTO - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.20.2400.303103428235120.0439318596788510
Road Games5.00.2640.3224140371410.011912316272222
Righty Starters4.70.2320.30782716327100.043529649507545
TORONTO - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.401.39342.3181641618362-230100%
Road Games2.751.37319.7761908111-020100%

KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games6-4+2.24-64.70.2690.3203.60.2460.298
Home Games3-1+22-24.20.2770.3143.20.2280.291
vs Right-handed Starters5-1+4.22-45.20.2910.3272.50.2410.288
Past 7 Games5-2+3.24-36.00.3060.3564.10.2430.301
Grass Games6-4+2.24-64.70.2690.3203.60.2460.298
Night Games2-202-24.20.2500.2834.00.1970.284
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.70.2690.32010338913040.0146255476112666
Home Games4.20.2770.3144130361120.02177151234622
Righty Starters5.20.2910.3276206602130.013011271377361
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.541.05928.38818212371-15183.3%
Home Games0.000.93810.700604140-030100%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
R.A. DICKEY recent results and season statistics
R.A. DICKEY - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts8.431.9680-2210.75.31210153690-2-31-1
Road Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
Last 3 Starts8.431.9680-2210.75.31210153690-2-31-1
R.A. DICKEY - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/7/2013BOSTON0-13-1258Loss,OverL4.78710225LESTER(L)
4/2/2013CLEVELAND1-4-1758.5Loss,UnderL6435144MASTERSON(R)
10/2/2012at MIAMI3-4-1807Loss 6337208TURNER(R)

JAMES SHIELDS recent results and season statistics
JAMES SHIELDS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.751.5001-12126.0551810141-1+0.11-1
Home Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
Last 3 Starts3.751.5001-12126.0551810141-1+0.11-1
JAMES SHIELDS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/7/2013at PHILADELPHIA9-8+1107Win,OverW64410008HAMELS(L)
4/1/2013at CHI WHITE SOX0-1+1257Loss,UnderL6118106SALE(L)
10/2/2012BALTIMORE0-1-1407.5Loss,UnderL91121015GONZALEZ(R)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
TORONTO is 10-6 (+1.1 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
8 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.5 Units)
Games this season
TORONTO is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

All games at KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
TORONTO is 7-2 (+4.6 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.3 Units, Under=-0.6 Units)
Games played at KANSAS CITY this season.
TORONTO is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
4/12/2013TORONTO8-110  80240HAPP(L)W5453
 KANSAS CITY4+1008 unOver50143MENDOZA(R)L5.7773
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
R.A. DICKEY vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
DICKEY is 1-3 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 6.14 and a WHIP of 1.592.
His team's record is 1-3 (-2.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-3. (-2.3 units)
R.A. DICKEY recent starts vs. KANSAS CITY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/18/2004KANSAS CITY6-7-13011Loss,OverL5.36310222AFFELDT(L)
4/27/2004at KANSAS CITY3-2-10510Win,UnderW6.3224031AFFELDT(L)
8/26/2003at KANSAS CITY2-9+10510Loss,OverL5.3666135ANDERSON(L)

JAMES SHIELDS vs. TORONTO since 1997
SHIELDS is 11-5 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 3.24 and a WHIP of 1.066.
His team's record is 15-6 (+8.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 12-9. (+2.5 units)
JAMES SHIELDS recent starts vs. TORONTO
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/21/2012TORONTO12-1-2057Win,OverW7006019VILLANUEVA(R)
8/7/2012TORONTO4-1-1707Win,UnderW8112116HAPP(L)
5/23/2012TORONTO5-4-1257Win,Over 7.33271110ROMERO(L)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring KANSAS CITY in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TORONTO games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1027, -75.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TORONTO games 50.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (142-140, -22.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.4% of the time since 1997. (1008-1031, -153.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (139-141, -22.7 units)
Edge=TORONTO
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TORONTO games 52.1% of the time since 1997. (834-766, -36.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TORONTO games 50.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (89-86, -7.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 51.4% of the time since 1997. (838-793, -63.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 54.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (103-85, +8.1 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
TORONTO
[3B] 04/02/2013 - Brett Lawrie 15-day DL (3/22) ( Ribs )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Dustin McGowan 60-day DL (3/27) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Michael Schwimer 15-day DL (3/22) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Drew Hutchison 60-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Kyle Drabek 60-day DL (2/25) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/10/2013 - Luis Perez 60-day DL (2/23) ( Undisclosed )
[SS] 04/12/2013 - Jose Reyes out indefinitely ( Ankle )
KANSAS CITY
[P] 04/01/2013 - Danny Duffy 15-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/01/2013 - Felipe Paulino 60-day DL (2/12) ( Elbow )
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