Blue Jays vs. Indians Friday Prediction
The Indians have come out of the gates slow in 2019 but they’ve managed to split their first six games of the new season. While an expensive moneyline option, are the Tribe a good bet to beat the Blue Jays Friday night at 7:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 5, 2019
7:10 p.m. ET, Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Indians are -150 moneyline favorites. As of this writing, 69% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Indians to beat the Blue Jays on the moneyline.
This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Toronto Blue Jays Fantasy Spin
Freddy Galvis singled in the ninth inning to break up a no-hit bid by Trevor Bauer and two Indians relievers on Thursday. Trevor Bauer was pulled after seven innings despite having a no-hitter in progress. Galvis singled against closer Brad Hand to break up the no-hitter in the ninth inning and eventually came around to score on a double by Teoscar Hernandez. Galvis also walked three times in the ballgame. He has his slash line up to .318/.400/.500 with one home run and three RBI after eight games.
Cleveland Indians Fantasy Spin
Tyler Naquin went 2-for-4 and scored a run during Thursday's 4-1 win over the Blue Jays. He led off the seventh with a double and came around to score on a Jose Ramirez sacrifice fly. Naquin is getting a chance to start on a near-everyday basis for the Indians right now and has the talent to generate a decent amount of fantasy value. He has 600 career plate appearances (basically one full season's worth of playing time) and owns a .278/.336/.439 slash line with 17 home runs, 67 RBI and seven stolen bases. That sort of stat line can be useful in deep leagues.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are just 8-23 in their last 31 games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
The Indians have won 61 of their last 88 games at home when they face an opponent that starts a right-hander.
The Blue Jays have struggled to win in Cleveland, dropping eight of their last 10 road games versus the Indians. They’ve also lost four of their last five games overall and four of their last five on the road. The Indians, meanwhile, have won six of Shane Bieber’s last eight starts and are 4-1 in his last five games against the American League East.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -150