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Cleveland IndiansToronto Blue Jays
July 13, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Cleveland Indians vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Toronto vs Cleveland battle on Friday at Rogers Centre as the Blue Jays try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The match puts starter Justin Masterson for the Indians on the hill facing Ricky Romero for the Blue Jays. Masterson brings a 5-8 mark to the game, while Romero is 8-4 to date on the season.

View Cleveland vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Toronto sat as -130 favorites. The total was set at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jays sit at No. 9 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 10 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Toronto's American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Indians hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 7-6 loser at home against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-6 to Tampa Bay on Sunday at Progressive Field.

Toronto was a 11-9 winner in its last match on the road against the White Sox. They won as +110 underdogs, while the total score of 20 made winners of OVER bettors. The Blue Jays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Dylan Axelrod and the White Sox 11-9 on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Indians at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games when playing Toronto
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Toronto's last 20 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Toronto, Saturday, July 14

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