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Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays Picks, Predictions, Odds

Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Analysis

The Blue Jays host the Guardians in the first contest of a three-game set at Rogers Centre on Friday, August 12, 2022.

The Guardians currently lead the American League Central with a record of 59-52. However, Cleveland has struggled away from Progressive Field, highlighted by their 30-30 mark on the road. Toronto is in second place in the American League East with a record of 60-50 overall and 34-21 at home, which trails Milwaukee by 10 games for the division lead.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Prediction

The Blue Jays send RHP Jose Berrios to the mound against Cleveland’s 16th ranked scoring offense on Friday night (4.32 RSPG), who’s been incredibly inconsistent for Toronto this season sitting 8-4 with a 5.19 ERA across 22 starts (1.35 WHIP), which already includes a miserable outing against Cleveland (4.2 IP, 6 ER).

On the other hand, the Guardians send RHP Cal Quantrill to the hill against Toronto’s fifth-ranked scoring offense tonight (4.81 RSPG), who’s having a solid campaign for Cleveland currently sitting 8-5 with a 3.88 ERA in 21 starts (1.28 WHIP), which is on par with his career 24-16 record and 3.71 ERA across four seasons.

I’ll take Cleveland moneyline here, as Berrios has surrendered three runs or more in six of his last ten starts for the Blue Jays (5.74 ERA, 1.37 WHIP); setting the stage for an unfavorable matchup against the Guardians and Quantrill, who’s 3-0 with a 3.49 ERA across his last five outings (28.1 IP, 11 ER).

Score Prediction: Guardians 6, Blue Jays 4
Best Bet: Guardians ML (+140)

Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds

Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Resources

  • Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
  • Matchup: AL Central vs. AL East
  • Venue: Rogers Centre
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Time-TV: 7:07 p.m. ET – MLB Network

Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Current Form

Cleveland and Houston finished their series split 2-2, but captured its series against the Tigers this past Thursday. In the fourth contest against the Houston Astros on Sunday, the Cleveland Guardians were in their best form in the last seven games, not allowing Houston Astros score one single run. Game two with the Houston Astros was Cleveland’s worst in the last seven. They allowed a total of nine runs. The Blue Jays grabbed two of four games last Sunday against the Minnesota Twins, but were tripped up by the Orioles last Tuesday. They limited the Minnesota Twins to just two runs in the fourth contest of the series on Sunday.

They dominated the Minnesota Twins with nine runs on Thursday, in the first of a four-game series.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Pitching Matchup

Cleveland: Cal Quantrill (9-5, 3.88 ERA)

Cal Quantrill will make his 21st start of the season for Cleveland, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 9-5 record and 3.88 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.28 WHIP, 35 walks, and 79 strikeouts across 123.0 innings of action. Quantrill added another win to his record in his most recent start against the Houston Astros, as Cleveland’s right-hander surrendered one walk, and four strikeouts during the Guardians’ 4-1 home loss on August 6, 2022. In nine road starts this season, Quantrill has compiled a 3-5 record in 49.0 innings, while striking out 30, walking 17 batters, and putting together a 4.96 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP.

Toronto: José Berríos (8-4, 5.19 ERA)

The Blue Jays’ right-hander José Berríos owns a 8-4 record and 5.19 ERA in his 22th start of the season. Berríos also posted a 1.35 WHIP, while striking out 107 and walking 29 batters in 118.0 innings this season. Toronto’s 28-year-old right-hander didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, which came on the road against the Minnesota Twins August 5, 2022. He threw 3.2 innings, allowing five runs on six hits with two walks and one strikeout in a 6-5 the Blue Jays loss. In 11 home starts this season, Berríos has compiled a 6-0 record in 64.0 innings, while striking out 70, walking 15 batters, and putting together a 3.23 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Series History

During the 2021 campaign, Toronto captured the regular season series 5-2. Cleveland has captured three of four meetings with Toronto this season.

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