Blue Jays vs. Indians Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Indians, 4/15/2018 Prediction & Odds

After a rainout on Saturday, will the Cleveland Indians avoid a letdown performance on Sunday when it plays host to the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

967 Toronto Blue Jays at 968 Cleveland Indians

Sunday, April 15, 2018

1:10PM ET, Progressive Field

TV: STO

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Indians are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -250 to prevail. The Blue Jays have odds of +215 on the road. Currently, 57% of the wagers are going on the Indians at home today. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Cleveland struggling at the plate

The Indians saw a five-game win streak end on Friday in the 8-4 loss to the Jays. While Cleveland is 8-6 on the season and 6-2 at home, the Tribe aren’t really producing at the plate. They are averaging just 3.50 runs per game. Pitching-wise, Cleveland has been strong, allowing just 3.21 per game.

Corey Kluber gets the start for Cleveland this afternoon and has been impressive as usual. He is 1-1 but has pitched 23 innings over the three starts, allowing four runs on 11 hits with 27 strikeouts and four walks.

Blue Jays winning on the road

Toronto has won four of its last five games, all on the road, to improve to 9-5 overall and 5-2 on the road. The Jays haven’t lost back-to-back games since the first two games of the season. Toronto is putting up 5.14 runs per game this season while allowing 3.79 per contest. The team took a big hit recently as Josh Donaldson landed on the DL with inflammation in his right shoulder.

Jaime Garcia has started two games this season and is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA. He has pitched 11.1 innings and allowed four runs on nine hits with four walks and 12 strikeouts.

MLB Betting Trends

Toronto

The Blue Jays have won four of their last five road games and six of their last eight against right-handed starters. They also have won their last four against a starter with a WHIP below 1.15.

Cleveland

The Indians have won seven of their last nine Sunday games but just 2-7 in Kluber’s last 9 starts when the team has allowed 5 runs or more in their previous game. They also have yet to beat the AL East this season.

Prediction:

Kluber is certainly great and I would expect him to be pretty good today. However, Cleveland’s hitting has been hard to trust. The Blue Jays have some pretty good bats, even without Donaldson in the mix. The odds are just too high for Cleveland for me to go with them today and I definitely don’t feel good about taking them on the run line with such a low scoring average.

 

The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +215

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