Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Guardians odds, tips and betting trends

At Progressive Field on Thursday, the Toronto Blue Jays (16-10) opened a four-game series against the Cleveland Guardians (11-13), at 6:10 PM ET.

The Blue Jays are favored (-149 moneyline odds to win) when they take on the Guardians (+127). The Blue Jays will start Jose Berrios (2-0) versus the Guardians and Aaron Civale (0-2).

The Blue Jays won 2-1 over the Yankees yesterday in their last game. Yusei Kikuchi was the winning pitcher after throwing six innings, giving up one earned run on three hits while striking out seven, while Matt Chapman went 1-for-2 with a home run and an RBI to lead them offensively.

The Guardians beat the Padres 6-5 yesterday. Andres Gimenez went 2-for-2 with a home run and an RBI, and Nick Sandlin got the win, pitching one inning without giving up a hit or an earned run while striking out one.

Here’s what you need to prepare for Thursday’s Blue Jays vs. Guardians action.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Guardians Odds and Betting Lines

Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Typical Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 2:04 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Blue Jays (-149, bet $ 149 to win $ 100)
  • Underdog: Guardians (+127, bet $ 100 to win $ 127)
  • Over / under: 8

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Blue Jays Stats and Trends

Blue Jays Betting Records

  • The Blue Jays have been favorites in 17 games this season and won 12 (70.6%) of those contests.
  • Toronto is 7-2 this season when entering a game favored by -149 or more on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 59.8% chance of victory for the Blue Jays.
  • So far this season, Toronto and its opponents have hit the over in eight of their 25 games with a total.
  • In 25 games with a spread this season, the Blue Jays are 11-14-0 ATS.

José Berríos (Blue Jays Probable Starter)

  • Berrios (2-0) will take the mound for the Blue Jays, his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings while giving up one earned run on seven hits in a matchup with the Houston Astros.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 4.12, a 2,222 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1,583.
  • In five starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in two of them.
  • Berrios has four starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • The Guardians rank sixth in MLB with 111 runs scored this season. They have a .252 batting average this campaign with 20 home runs (20th in the league).

Blue Jays Batting Stats

  • The Blue Jays lead Major League Baseball in home runs with 32.
  • Fueled by 75 extra-base hits, the Blue Jays rank third in MLB with a .403 slugging percentage this season.
  • Toronto’s .241 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking ninth in MLB.
  • The Blue Jays have scored 97 runs (3.7 per game) this season, which ranks 19th in MLB.
  • Toronto has an OBP of .300 this season, which ranks 21st in MLB.
  • The Blue Jays rank 19th with an average of 8.2 strikeouts per game.

Guardians Stats and Trends

Guardians Betting Records

  • The Guardians have won in seven, or 38.9%, of the 18 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • Cleveland has a mark of 1-6 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +127 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Guardians have a 44.1% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Cleveland’s games have gone over the total in 15 of their 26 opportunities.
  • The Guardians are 14-12-0 against the spread in their 26 games that had a posted line this season.

Aaron Civale (Guardians Probable Starter)

  • Civale gets the start for the Guardians, his fifth of the season. He is 0-2 with a 10.67 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 14 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics, the right-hander tossed four innings, giving up six earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • The 26-year-old has amassed an ERA of 10.67, with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings in four games this season. Opposing hitters have a .349 batting average against him.
  • He will face a Blue Jays offense that is batting .241 as a unit (ninth in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .403 (third in the league) with 32 total home runs (first in MLB action).

Guardians Batting Stats

  • The Guardians average 0.8 home runs per game to rank 20th in MLB play with 20 total home runs.
  • This season, the Guardians are seventh in baseball, slugging .396.
  • Cleveland ranks third in MLB with a .252 batting average.
  • The offense for the Guardians is No. 6 in baseball scoring 4.6 runs per game (111 total runs).
  • Cleveland’s .318 on-base percentage ranks eighth-best in the league.
  • Guardians batters strike out 8.0 times per game, the seventh-lowest average in the league.

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