A pair of American League division leaders will clash in Friday’s MLB action when the Toronto Blue Jays invade Progressive Field for a date with the Cleveland Indians.
- The total has gone UNDER in four of the Indians’ last five games with Trevor Bauer as the starting pitcher.
- The Indians are 7-2 SU in their last nine games at home.
- The Blue Jays are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games against teams with winning records.
Francisco Liriano and Trevor Bauer will get the ball for the Jays and Tribe, respectively. Liriano (6-12, 5.46 ERA) struggled in his second outing since being acquired by the Blue Jays, giving up five runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in a setback to Houston. The veteran is 5-6 with a 3.81 ERA in his career against the Indians.
Bauer (9-5, 3.97) is coming off back-to-back wins in his last two starts. The 25-year-old is 3-3 with a 4.91 ERA at home this season.
UNDER bettors love seeing these teams on the diamond. In the last seven matchups between Toronto and Cleveland, the UNDER is 5-2. The total for tonight’s game opened at 9.5.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Cleveland Indians in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -130 at BetOnline for Friday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bodog.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.7-3.0 win for the Indians. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Cleveland Indians bring a 69-50 record to the battle against the 69-52 Blue Jays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Toronto injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 10 (Cleveland Indians) and the No. 9 (Toronto Blue Jays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 4-rated offense, averaging 5.08 runs per game, against a Toronto Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 5 at 4.05 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 9.24 hits per game so far, more than Toronto Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.45 hits per game).
Defensively, Toronto features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 at home, scoring 5.88 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto shook off a 12-strikeout performance from C Sabathia and still came out on top last tiime, emerging with a 7-4 victory over New York on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
The Indians grabbed a win last time out, defeating C Rodon and the White Sox 5-4 on Thursday at Progressive Field.
- Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Toronto’s last 17 games
- Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
- Cleveland is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto at Cleveland, Saturday, August 20th