Cleveland Guardians vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

From the Rogers Centre in Toronto, the Guardians and Blue Jays face off in an AL matchup. First pitch for Sunday's matchup is set for 1:37 PM ET. SNET will be televising today's game, and the Blue Jays are favored on the money line (-130).

The over/under line is currently at 7.5 runs, and today's starting pitching matchup features Ben Lively for the Guardians and Jose Berrios for the Blue Jays. Cleveland is 44-24, while the Blue Jays are 34-36, and they are 4th in the AL East. The Guardians are +111 on the money line, and the run line odds have them at +160 compared to the Blue Jays at -195.

Cleveland vs. Toronto Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Guardians at Blue Jays
  • Where: Rogers Centre Toronto
  • Date: Sunday, June 16th
  • Betting Odds TOR -130 | CLE +111 O/U 7.5

Guardians vs Blue Jays Last Game Recap

Toronto cruised to an easy 5-0 win over the Guardians in the most recent game of this series. The Blue Jays had a huge 2nd inning, scoring three of their five runs. As for the Guardians, they had their best scoring chance in the 4th inning, putting up one run.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa was the only Blue Jays hitter to have more than one hit, as he went 2/3 with an RBI. Steven Kwan did the most damage for the Guardians, going 3/4.

Trevor Richards only went 2 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays but didn't give up a run and got the win. Carlos Carrasco had a rough outing for the Guardians, taking the loss.

Guardians Preview

Cleveland has a 44-24 record this season and leads the AL Central by five games over the Royals. As the favorite, the Guardians are 30-14 straight up, but they are 21-23 against the run line in those games. Overall, their games have averaged 8.6 runs per game, and their over/under record is 31-32. The under has hit in their last four games, and their games have gone over the total 66.2% of the time when the total has been higher than today's line of 7.5 runs.

Cleveland is sending Ben Lively to the mound today vs. the Blue Jays, and he has been pitching well lately. Lively has made 10 starts this year and has a record of 6-2 with a 2.59 ERA. Looking at his overall numbers, Lively has a WHIP of 1.11 and has issued just 2.43 walks per nine innings. Lively has made three quality starts and is coming off a game in which he didn't allow a run. In that outing vs. the Marlins, he went five innings and got the win. Lively has won each of his last three starts.

Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor have been the Guardians' top power threats this season, as Ramirez's 18 homers is 5th in the league and Naylor's 17 is the 6th most in the MLB. Ramirez is also 2nd in the league with 62 RBIs. However, Ramirez is coming off a stretch in which he has gone just 5/25, and Naylor has gone 8/27 in his last seven games. Naylor is also on a four-game hitting streak.

Steven Kwan is on a 10-game hitting streak for the Guardians and is batting .522 over his last six games. For the season, the Guardians are 5th in the league in runs scored at 4.9 per contest. Overall, they are batting .240, which is 10th in the league.

Blue Jays Preview

When favored at home, the Blue Jays have a 17-11 record straight up and 12-21 vs. the run line. Overall, they are 33-37 vs. the run line, with an average run margin of -0.5 runs per game. The over/under record for their games this season is 29-39, with an average of 8.2 runs per game.

Currently, the Blue Jays are 4th in the AL East with a 34-36 record, 14.5 games behind the Yankees. They have a 6-4 record in their last 10 games and are tied in their current series vs. the Guardians. This season, they have a 28-18 record as favorites and 6-18 as underdogs.

José Berríos will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing against the Brewers, as he gets the start for the Blue Jays today. In that June 10th start, he took the loss, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up three earned runs. Looking back over his last three starts, Berríos has finished with a no-decision in each outing. He has made 14 starts this year and has a record of 5-5 to go along with a 2.93 ERA. Berríos has one complete game and 11 quality starts this year. Per nine innings, he is averaging 6.7 strikeouts and just 2.3 walks.

So far this season, the Blue Jays have been one of the worst offensive teams in the league, averaging just 3.9 runs per game, which is 25th in the MLB. Their home and road splits are nearly identical, with the team averaging 3.8 runs per game at home and 4.0 on the road. As a team, they are batting just .231, which is 15th in the league, and their team on-base percentage of .308 is 14th in the MLB.

Davis Schneider comes into the game as the Blue Jays' top home run hitter, with eight homers, which is 2nd on the team and 14th in the league. However, he is batting just .230 for the season and has gone 3/14 in his last six games. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is batting .277 for the season and is 2nd on the team with seven homers. Over his last six games, he has gone 3/14.

Guardians vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Blue Jays ML -130

Our prediction for today's Guardians vs. Blue Jays matchup is that the Blue Jays will pick up a 6-5 win at home. Given that they are -130 on the money line, we see this as a good payout for a team that we have winning the game.

If you are looking for a parlay, you could look to pair the Blue Jays with an over/under pick. The line is currently sitting at 7.5 runs, and we have this one going over. However, we see this being a close one, and we would recommend sticking with the Blue Jays on the money line.

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