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Indians vs Blue Jays 08/02/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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The totals are likely to offer more betting value as the Toronto Blue Jays take on an opponent with some less than promising moneyline and interdivisional trends. The Blue Jays are -270 favorites and Cleveland are +225 away underdogs with a 9.5-run total on the MLB odds for Monday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The Blue Jays are 23-7 in their last 30 home games when they are deeper than -175 in minus money, with a 14-13-3 OVER/UNDER split (how the OVER/UNDER works). Cleveland has a 3-9 record this season as an underdog of +150 or more, with a 6-6 split in totals. The Blue Jays are 7-3 in their last 10 home games against AL Central teams, with the total going UNDER in four of the last five (with one PUSH). Cleveland has a 2-10 record over 12 away games against AL East teams, with the OVER hitting eight times.

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Indians vs Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report

Cleveland has a 51-51 record. The club is MLB’s 18th-highest scoring team at 4.32 runs per game, and rank 22nd in OPS (.698). The top three Cleveland hitters since the all-star break, based on OPS, are Franmil Reyes (.969), Bradley Zimmer (.882) and José Ramírez (.846).

On the mound, Cleveland is 27th in starting pitcher ERA (5.17) and fifth in reliever ERA (3.60). Cleveland is also 26th in ERA (5.25) since the all-star break.

The Blue Jays have a 54-48 record. They are MLB’s third-highest scoring team, averaging 5.18 runs, and have the No. 1 OPS at .787. Toronto’s best batters since the all-star break have been leadoff hitter George Springer (1.235 OPS since July 16), No. 2 hitter Vladimir Guerrero (1.007) and outfielder Teoscar Hernández (.953). Both Guerrero and Springer had a day off from playing defense on Sunday.

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Toronto ranks 10th in starting pitcher ERA (3.90) and 13th in reliever ERA (4.01). The Blue Jays have the fourth-best ERA (3.51) since the all-star break.

Lefthander Robbie Ray (9-5, 3.04 ERA, 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings) will start on Monday, while rookie righthander Eli Morgan (1-3, 7.47 ERA, 9.5 SO/9) will start for Cleveland. Ray’s teams are 9-4 in his last 13 home starts when they were favored, with the total going OVER eight times at online sports betting sites. Cleveland is 1-4 as an underdog when Morgan starts, when the OVER hitting in three of those five starts.

Lefty Hyun Jin Ryu (10-5, 3.26 ERA, 7.3 SO/9) will start opposite Cleveland righty Zach Plesac (6-3, 4.26 ERA, 5.8 SO/9) on Tuesday. Ryu, who has a 3.00 ERA against Cleveland in 12 career innings, has helped his teams go 14-6 in his last 20 home-favorite starts with the OVER hitting 12 times. The Blue Jays are only 2-4 in the last six such matchups. Plesac, who is facing Toronto for the first time, has helped Cleveland go 7-4 over his 11 starts when his team was an away underdog, with the OVER hitting seven times.

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Lefty Steven Matz (8-6, 4.58 ERA, 9.1 SO/9) will start opposite rookie righty J.C. Mejia (1-6, 7.60 ERA, 8.6 SO/9) on Wednesday. Matz has a 1.47 ERA in 18.1 career innings against Cleveland, but his teams are 2-9 in his last 11 starts at home, with the OVER hitting 11 times. Cleveland is 1-6 in Mejia’s starts on the road with the OVER hitting four times.

Righty Ross Stripling (4-6, 4.75 ERA, 9.0 SO/9) will start opposite righty Triston McKenzie (1-4, 6.11 ERA, 11.2 SO/9) on Thursday. Stripling has a 6.75 ERA in 6.2 career innings, while his teams are 8-6 in his last 14 starts at home with a 6-7-1 OVER/UNDER split.  McKenzie will also be a new opponent for the Blue Jays. Cleveland is 2-8 in his last 10 away starts, with a 5-5 OVER/UNDER split.

The Blue Jays remain at home this weekend for a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox that includes a split doubleheader on Saturday.

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