Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 12 (8/12): MLB
- Aug 11, 2022, 11:55:42 PM
Credit: photo by Aaron Josefczyk-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||7:07 p.m. EST|
|Blue Jays money line||-175|
|Blue Jays run line||-1.5 (+110)|
|Guardians money line||+144|
|Guardians run line||+1.5 (-130)|
|Over / under||9|
|Cleveland Guardians||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Road / home record||30-30||34-21|
|Last 10 record||7-3||5-5|
|Over / under record||53-51-7||58-50-1|
|Runs / game||4.33||4.81|
|Runs allowed / game||4.22||4.26|
The Cleveland Guardians and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet again to play a 3-game at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays lost their last series against the Orioles while the Guardians swept the Detroit Tigers. The Guardians are 3-1 vs Blue Jays this so far this season.
The Guardians get here with a 55-52 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. They're averaging 4.33 runs and batting for .251 AVG, 476 runs scored in 942 hits and 86 home runs, ranking #16 in offense, behind the Houston Astros. Jose Ramirez leads the team batting for .285 avg, 21 home runs and 88 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 4.22 runs per game and ranking #14 in the league. Shane Bieber leads the pitching staff with a 3.21 ERA, 134 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded with the Guardians.
Cal Quantrill (8-5, 3.88 ERA) will be on the mound for the Guardians in the 1st game of the series. Quantrill gave up three hits and a walk while striking out four over six shutout innings to earn the win in a 4-1 victory over the Astros on Saturday. He has allowed 3 runs on 2 hits with 2 walks and 9 strikeouts in 6 innings against the Blue Jays in his career. He has been credited with the win.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays get here with a 60-50 record and have lost 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.81 runs per game and they're batting for .265 AVG, have 529 runs scored in 998 hits and 143 home runs, ranking #5 in offense in the league behind the Atlanta Braves. Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the team with .285 ERA, 68 RBI and 23 home runs. Lourdes Gurriel Jr is batting for .309 AVG.
Defensively as they are allowing 4.26 runs per game and rank #15 in the league. All-Star Alek Manoah leads the team with a 2.56 ERA and 124 strikeouts recording 12 wins for the Jays.
Jose Berrios (8-4, 5.19 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in the 1st game of the series. Berrios allowed five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one over 3.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Twins on Friday. He has a record of 5-4 with an ERA of 4.13 and 82 strikeouts in 16 appearances versus the Guardians in his career.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
Cleveland are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American League.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games against Cleveland.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games at home.
The Guardians are on a 5 game winning streak and are playing great defense as they have allowed only 1.8 runs per game on that strecht. For this game they'll send Quantrill to the mound who's coming from one of his best starts in the season holding the Astros to zero runs across 6 innings pitched. The Blue Jays have lost 4 of their last 5 games but the offense hasn't been a problem. Jose Berrios will take the mound who was pounded by the Guardians the last time they met allowing 6 runs in the game. The Guardians get here in better form and they're 3-1 against the Blue Jays so far this season so I'll gladly take the Guardians and the plus money.
PICK: Guardians ML (+144)
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