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Blue Jays Vs Indians: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 8/5/2021

Amed Rosario sits at 99 hits this season, and will try to get his 100th when the Cleveland Indians (52-53) play the Toronto Blue Jays (56-49) on Thursday at 7:07 PM ET. Toronto (-195 to win) has Ross Stripling starting things off, and Cleveland (+165) will counter with Triston McKenzie.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 4, 2021, 11:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Blue Jays vs Indians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Stripling (TOR) Pitcher McKenzie (CLE)
4 – 6 W/L 1 – 4
85.1 IP 63.1
4.75 ERA 6.11
1.270 WHIP 1.440
9.0 K/9 11.2
2.7 BB/9 6.4

Blue Jays Probable Starter Ross Stripling

  • The Blue Jays will send Stripling (4-6) to the mound for his 18th start of the season. He is 4-6 with a 4.75 ERA and 85 strikeouts over 85 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Friday against the Royals, when he threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • He will face an Indians offense that ranks 21st in the league with 454 total runs scored while batting .232 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .402 slugging percentage (15th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 133 home runs (13th in the league).
  • The Blue Jays have been favored on the moneyline in seven of Stripling’s starts this season, and they went 3-4 in those games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2021 at 11:13 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Stats vs Stripling

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Austin Hedges 12 .250 3 0 0 .250 .583
Franmil Reyes 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Amed Rosario 4 .250 1 0 1 .250 1.000
Owen Miller 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Myles Straw 2 .500 1 0 1 .750 1.250
Harold Ramirez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
José Ramírez 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167
Roberto Pérez 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000
Bradley Zimmer 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Indians Probable Starter Triston McKenzie

  • The Indians’ McKenzie (1-4) will make his 15th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw four innings against the White Sox, giving up six earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • The Blue Jays have scored 545 runs this season, which ranks third in MLB. They are batting .265 for the campaign with 163 home runs, first in the league.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Cleveland has a record of 4-5 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2021 at 11:13 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays average 5.8 runs per game at home compared to 4.7 per contest on the road.
  • The Blue Jays have the No. 3 offense in MLB play scoring 5.2 runs per game (545 total runs).
  • The Blue Jays have been favored on the moneyline 61 total times this season. They’ve gone 34-27 in those games.
  • Toronto has a 14-6 record (winning 70% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -195 or shorter.
  • Toronto has played in 105 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 48 times (48-55-2).
  • Toronto went 6-1 over the seven games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.

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Indians Betting Trends

  • The Indians rank 21st in the league with 454 total runs scored this season.
  • In 56 road games this season, they’ve scored 4.1 runs per contest compared to the 4.5 per game they average at home.
  • The Indians have won 24, or 42.9%, of the 56 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Cleveland has a record of 3-8 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +165 on the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Cleveland and its opponents have hit the over in 53 of their 102 games with a total.
  • Cleveland has played as the underdog in 10 of its past 10 games and has gone 4-6 in those contests.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has racked up a team-high batting average of .322, and paces the Blue Jays in home runs (34) and runs batted in (85).
  • Guerrero ranks fifth in hits (123), second in HR (34), first in RBI (85), sixth in AVG (.322), and first in OBP (.410) among qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Bo Bichette has 19 doubles, a triple, 19 home runs and 30 walks while batting .291.
  • Bichette ranks fifth in hits (123), eighth in RBI (73), and 22nd in AVG (.291) among qualified batters in baseball.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 423 .291 83 19 73 .342 .817
Marcus Semien 422 .275 79 25 66 .340 .864
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 382 .322 82 34 85 .410 1.057
Randal Grichuk 382 .254 45 19 68 .285 .738
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 337 .264 39 11 42 .297 .715
Teoscar Hernández 337 .294 48 17 66 .340 .839
Corey Dickerson 204 .260 27 2 14 .321 .698
Reese McGuire 145 .290 19 1 8 .335 .735
George Springer 142 .296 31 13 27 .380 1.021
Santiago Espinal 141 .305 20 2 13 .359 .777

Indians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez is batting .257 this season with a team-high 24 home runs and 66 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Ramirez ranks 11th in HR (24), and 18th in RBI (66).
  • Franmil Reyes is batting .274 to lead Cleveland, while adding 20 homers and 51 runs batted in this season.

Indians Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 369 .268 50 6 30 .313 .698
José Ramírez 350 .257 69 24 66 .332 .863
Myles Straw 325 .262 44 2 34 .339 .665
Harold Ramirez 242 .264 26 6 29 .300 .713
Franmil Reyes 241 .274 37 20 51 .320 .909
Austin Hedges 167 .174 15 5 17 .209 .478
Bobby Bradley 144 .208 26 11 23 .315 .794
Bradley Zimmer 142 .246 19 2 16 .361 .685
Roberto Pérez 110 .136 10 6 15 .246 .564
Oscar Mercado 80 .250 11 2 7 .318 .718

Blue Jays vs Indians Player Props

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