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The Cleveland Indians are playing host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field. This AL matchup will get going at 7:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to RSN Sports to catch the game.

Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians Odds

Vegas has listed Toronto (+140) as the underdog to Cleveland (-150). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at +110 for over 7.5 runs and -130 for under 7.5. Runline odds sit at -155 for picking the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and +135 for the Indians -1.5 runs.

The Indians are 3-3 straight up (SU) and 1-4 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 1.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.7 units ATS. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 3-5 SU and have gone 3-4 against the spread. In total, the club has lost 3.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline through the early part of the year, but have gained 0.6 units ATS.

Indians games have an over/under record of 3-2 thus far in 2019. Toronto has an over/under record of 1-6.

The right-handed Trent Thornton (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will get the ball for Toronto. Thornton did not accumulate any MLB pitching stats last season.

The Indians are going with righty Shane Bieber (0-0, 4.50 ERA) as their starter. Bieber recorded 118 strikeouts over 114 innings last year (19 starts). Bieber finished the season 11-5 overall with a 4.55 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.

As a unit, Cleveland’s pitchers have given up 4.0 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starters have a 3.28 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.86 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 9.9 K/9.

The Cleveland offense has produced 2.8 runs per contest so far this season and the team’s hit .194/.286/.265 to begin the year.

The Indians’ offense has been led by Carlos Santana, who is hitting .450/.522/.500 with nine hits, five RBIs and four runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 2.6 runs per game and its starters own a 1.41 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 9.87 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.38, along with a K-per-9 of 11.66.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .190/.276/.324 on their way to 3.0 runs scored per game this year, including over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Freddy Galvis has led Toronto’s offense thus far. Galvis is slashing .318/.400/.500 with seven hits, three RBIs and three runs scored.

The Indians just took the previous game in the series by a final tally of four runs to one.

Blue Jays vs. Indians Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The Indians went 3-4 SU against the Blue Jays last season.
  • The Blue Jays’ bullpen managed 4.78 ERA against the Indians last year.
  • The Blue Jays have a team OPS of .600 this season and an OPS of .590 against right-handed pitchers. The Indians’ OPS sits at .498 overall and their lefty-righty split is nearly identical.