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Toronto Blue Jays take on Indians in baseball test

Toronto Blue JaysCleveland Indians
July 9, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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The Cleveland Indians battle the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

Josh Johnson, with a record of 1-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Indians trot Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound in this one. He is 6-4 so far in 2013.

View Toronto vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Indians as -117 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as SportBet.

Power Rankings:
The Indians - Blue Jays odds would favor the Indians if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 9 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 11 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 3 ranked American League offense (4.8 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.

The Blue Jays were a 11-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -156 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. The Blue Jays enjoyed a 11-5 victory at the expense of the Twins on Sunday, with Todd Redmond throwing 5 innings of 1-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

The Indians were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -154 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland lost in extra innings against the Tigers on Monday as Detroit edged them 4-2 at Progressive Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Blue Jays at Indians trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
Cleveland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Cleveland, Wednesday, July 10