Indians open as moneyline underdog vs Blue Jays
Cleveland Indians vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
Toronto will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Cleveland Indians pay a visit to Rogers Centre.
The Blue Jays will turn to Brandon Morrow and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Indians send Ubaldo Jimenez (0-0) to the hill.
The Indians were listed as +-170 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
The Blue Jays - Indians odds would favor the Blue Jays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 12 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 14 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Toronto's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 1 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Blue Jays have averaged 4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Indians hitters have managed (7 per nine innings).
Toronto owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 3-rated defense.
The Indians were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +164 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Indians enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the Blue Jays on Tuesday, with Justin Masterson throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Rogers Centre.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 2-8
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Indians at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games at home
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland at Toronto, Thursday, April 4