Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Indians Matchup

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The Cleveland Indians will go for their fourth consecutive victory as they play host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Progressive Field. RSN Sports is in line to televise this AL matchup and the game is slated to get underway at 1:10 p.m. ET.

Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians Odds

Toronto (+145) is the underdog against Cleveland (-155) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 7.5 runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). The game’s most recent runline odds sit at -150 for picking the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and +130 for the Indians -1.5 runs.

The Indians are 5-3 straight up (SU) and 2-5 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 0.1 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 3.7 units ATS. On the other hand, the Blue Jays are 3-7 SU and have gone 4-5 against the spread. In total, the team’s lost 5.5 units for gamblers taking the moneyline through the early part of the season, but have gained 0.3 units ATS. Toronto is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven.

Indians games have had an over/under record of 3-4 so far in 2019. Toronto has been a decent under bet with a total record of 1-8.

Marcus Stroman (0-1, 1.42 ERA) is projected to get the start for Toronto. The right-handed Stroman started 19 games last year and finished the season 4-9 overall with a 5.54 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP.

The Indians have tabbed righty Mike Clevinger (0-0, 0.00 ERA) as their starter. Clevinger recorded 207 strikeouts in 200 innings last year (with only 67 walks), while finishing the season 13-8 overall with a 3.02 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. He recorded two starts against Toronto a year ago and registered a 0-1 record with a 6.30 ERA and 14 strikeouts.

As a unit, Cleveland’s pitchers have given up 3.5 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.28, a WHIP of 1.07 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 12.2. The bullpen has a 2.70 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

The Cleveland offense is putting up 3.4 runs per outing, including 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .206/.297/.316 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Indians’ offense has been led by Carlos Santana and Hanley Ramirez. Santana is hitting .444/.516/.593 with 12 hits, seven RBIs and six runs scored, while Ramirez is hitting .238 with five hits, four RBIs and four runs.

For the visitors, Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 3.1 runs per game and its starters own a 2.21 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 10.53 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.38, along with a WHIP of 1.06.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .191/.270/.331 on their way to 2.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Freddy Galvis and Richard Urena have led Toronto’s hitters. Galvis is slashing .333/.394/.667 with 10 hits, six RBIs and five runs scored, while Urena (.467/.467/.667) is up to seven hits and zero RBIs.

The Blue Jays have lost 5.0 units and are 3-4 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in one of those games, as opposed to six that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Indians have netted 1.9 units and are 2-4 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in two of those games, compared to four that went under the total.

Blue Jays vs. Indians Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The Indians went 3-4 SU against the Blue Jays in 2018.
  • The Blue Jays have lost six of their last seven games SU.
  • The Indians’ bullpen recorded 6.46 ERA against the Blue Jays last year.
  • The Blue Jays have a total OPS of .602 this season and an OPS of .597 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Indians’ OPS sits at .538 overall and their left / right split is nearly identical.