The Blue Jays (64-51, 34-27 away) and Guardians (55-59, 30-27 home) head into game three of this American League matchup all tied at 1-1. Kevin Gausman is scheduled to get the start for the Blue Jays against Logan Allen for the Guardians. Check out my best bet for today’s Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Guardians showdown.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS VS CLEVELAND GUARDIANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -154
This game will be played at Progressive Field at 7:10 ET on Wednesday, August 9th.
WHY BET THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS:
- Over their last ten games on the road, Toronto has a straight-up record of 7-3.
- The Blue Jays have put together a 3-2 record in their last five games as the favorite.
- Logan Allen has struggled of late, coming in with an ERA of 5.21 over his last five starts.
CAN THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS PULL OUT A WIN AS ROAD FAVORITES?
The Blue Jays head into today’s game ranked 3rd in the AL East on an overall record of 64-51. So far, they have put together an above .500 mark on the road at 34-27 and across 36 series, they are 22-14.
The Blue Jays will turn to Kevin Gausman as their starter, who has an 8-6 record this season. In his 22 appearances, Gausman has posted a 3.21 ERA and 12.07 K/9 rate. His FIP is 2.78 while his opponents’ OBP is .280.
The Blue Jays were unable to get the win in Kevin Gausman’s last start, losing 6-1 to the Orioles. Gausman pitched 4 1/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs on eight hits.
So far this season, the Blue Jays’ has gone deep 134 times, placing them 13th in the league. Over Toronto’s previous five games, they are 13th in runs scored, with their season average of 4.5 runs per game putting them 14th in the league. The Blue Jays’ overall team batting average stands at .261 along with an OBP of .331.
Over the past ten games, Brandon Belt has been the Blue Jays’ most prolific home run hitter, with two long balls and a season-long total of 10. His overall batting average stands at .254.
WILL THE CLEVELAND GUARDIANS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
114 games into the season, the Guardians have a record of 55-59, putting them 2nd in the AL Central. This mark includes an overall series 16-18-2. At home, they are 30-27 compared to 25-32 on the road.
Today marks Logan Allen’s 17th appearance of the season, with an overall record of 5-4. His ERA is 3.65 and opponents are batting .318 against him. He has struck out 85 batters and his WHIP stands at 1.37. On the road, his ERA is 3.84, while it is slightly higher at home (3.88).
Logan Allen earned a quality start and the victory in his last outing, as the Guardians defeated the White Sox 4-2. The lefty allowed two runs and four hits over six frames.
In their ten most recent games, the Guardians have put together a batting average of only .197, placing them 29th compared to the rest of the league. At 4 runs per game, Cleveland is 25th in the MLB. This figure has come on a team batting average of .249 and OPS of .691 which has them 22nd in baseball.
Over the Guardians’ last five games, Brayan Rocchio has been their most productive hitter, batting .283 and leading the team in hits. On the season, he is hitting .257 and has one RBI to his name.