Indians vs Blue Jays MLB Odds & Pick – September 6th.

Indians vs Blue Jays MLB Odds & Pick – September 6th

Written by on September 6, 2018

Interesting MLB schedule with only four games – likely because it’s opposite the NFL season opener. The only American League matchup on the slate is the Cleveland Indians opening a four-game set in Toronto as short MLB odds favorites at MyBookie.

How to Bet Indians vs Blue Jays MLB Odds & Game Info

Season Series

The Jays took two of three in the first half of the season but they were split apart because the three-game series in Cleveland originally scheduled from April 13-15 only had the first game played due to weather. The Blue Jays won that 8-4, rallying from down 4-0. Teoscar Hernandez hit an RBI double off relief ace Andrew Miller in the seventh inning to drive in the winning run. The teams then played a doubleheader on May 3. The Jays won the first 13-11 in 11 innings. Yangervis Solarte hit his first career grand slam with two outs in the 11th. He finished with five hits and six RBI. Francisco Lindor homered twice for the Indians, who overcame a 5-0 deficit with a seven-run fourth and were down 9-7 in the eighth. In Game 2, the Tribe won 13-4. Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer, Erik Gonzalez had four RBI and Adam Plutko won his first major league start.

Why Bet on Cleveland?

The Tribe opened the week winning two of three vs. Kansas City, taking the finale Wednesday 3-1. Jason Kipnis had a sacrifice fly and two hits. Brad Hand earned his 32nd save of the season. He’s the preferred option at closer right now in Cleveland. Cody Allen worked the eighth inning. Star 3B Jose Ramirez wasn’t in the starting lineup, but it was a routine day of rest for the AL MVP candidate, who doubled, walked twice, and scored three runs on Tuesday night. Francisco Lindor and Ramírez are the first switch-hitting teammates in MLB history to hit at least 30 home runs. Ramírez is one stolen base away from becoming the third player in franchise history to log a 30-homer/30-steal season (Joe Carter – 1987, Grady Sizemore – 2008). LHP Andrew Miller (sore shoulder) is expected to throw a bullpen session on Thursday in Toronto. He’s been on the disabled list since Aug. 29. It’s rookie right-hander Shane Bieber (8-3, 4.66) here. Bieber gave up four runs on nine hits across 5 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Rays. He yielded five hits but no runs through his first five innings. But four of the first five Rays reached in the sixth, including three via double, and three scored. Bieber was charged with a fourth run after being pulled. Bieber boasts an 87/15 K/BB ratio over 85 frames but has surrendered 101 hits over those 85 innings. Bieber has never faced Toronto.

Why Bet on Toronto?

The Jays closed out a home series vs. Tampa Bay on Wednesday night. Before the game, the Jays recalled RHP David Paulino from Triple-A Buffalo. Paulino has missed a large majority of the 2018 season due to a shoulder injury, but he will now be given an opportunity to make his case for an Opening Day roster spot in 2019. The big 24-year-old right-hander was acquired from the Astros in late July as part of the Roberto Osuna trade. The Jays have used 58 different players so far this season, two shy of their club record from last year. They have set a club record with 35 pitchers used this season (34 in 2012). They also have tied a team high by employing 14 different starting pitchers (14 in 2017). Toronto has had nine players make their MLB debut so far this season, tied for 8th most in team history. Billy McKinney has reached base in each of his 14 games with a plate appearance and is batting .360 (18-for-50) as a Major-League player (.441 OBP, 1.081 OPS). He’s hitting .370 (17-for-46) with 5-2B, 3-HR, and 10-RBI as a Blue Jay. Indians vs Blue Jays is set for Thursday Night. Sam Gaviglio (3-7, 5.02) gets the call for Toronto. He last pitched on Aug. 27 and was roughed up for four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Orioles. Gaviglio was cruising along in his second consecutive start against the Orioles — setting down seven consecutive batters after a two-out single by Jonathan Villar in the third inning — before running into trouble in the sixth. He served up back-to-back singles to begin the frame before uncorking a wild pitch and intentionally walking Adam Jones to load the bases. He coaxed an RBI groundout off the bat of Chris Davis before surrendering a three-run homer to Trey Mancini. Gaviglio was to start this past Sunday but had a minor biceps issue. Only a few Indians have ever faced him.

Indians vs Blue Jays MLB Betting Trends

  • Blue Jays are 0-5 in Gaviglio’s last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record
  • Indians are 7-2 in Bieber’s last 9 starts vs. a team with a losing record
  • Over is 9-2-1 in Blue Jays last 12 Thursday games
  • Over is 8-3 in Indians last 11 Thursday games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 7 games when playing Toronto
  • Toronto is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Toronto is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games when playing Cleveland

Expert MLB Betting Prediction for Indians vs Blue Jays

Slight lean to Cleveland but more prefer over the total.