Indians at Blue Jays 7/22/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays
MLB: 7:07 PM EST
Jul. 22, 2019
Latest Odds : CLE -177 Total 9
Rogers Centre will play host to a Monday MLB battle between the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays. Cleveland has won seven of their previous eight games and have climbed to within three games of Minnesota for the AL Central Division lead. On Sunday, Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez homered during a 5-4 home victory versus Kansas City.
Twenty-eight year old righty Mike Clevinger (3-2 3.57 ERA) will head to the hill for the Indians in this contest. Last time out, Clevinger allowed one run and struck out 12 batters during a 7-2 home victory versus Detroit.
The Toronto Blue Jays have a talented, young core and will be a team to watch over the next few seasons. On Sunday, Toronto RP Tim Mayza served up a walk off home run to Nicholas Castellanos during the 11th inning of a 4-3 road loss against Detroit. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered and drove in all three runs for the Blue Jays, who are 25 games below .500 overall.
The Blue Jays will counter with twenty-five year old lefty Ryan Borucki to make his season debut, Borucki has been dealing with a lingering elbow injury and owns a career 3.87 ERA through his first 97 plus major league innings.
Recent Betting Trends:
Indians are 5-11 in Clevingers last 16 road starts.
Blue Jays are 5-16 in their last 21 during game 1 of a series.
Over is 5-2 in Clevingers last 7 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
Over is 12-3-1 in Blue Jays last 16 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Indians are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: OVER 9
Cleveland SP Corey Kluber (arm) completed a successful bullpen session on Wednesday and could return by the middle of next month. Through 98 games, Cleveland ranks 19th in OPS and 20th in runs scored. For the season, Toronto ranks 26th in OPS and 23rd in runs scored. Take the over in the series opener. Final Score Prediction, Cleveland Indians win 7-5.