Cleveland Vs Toronto MLB Free Picks
For the past two seasons, it has been the Kansas City Royals who have represented the American League in the World Series. They have set the standard that all the others have to follow, and every other team in the AL is now doing all they can to shift the balance of power in their direction. The Cleveland Indians are one team that seem intent on playing their part, as they currently hold the lead over the Royals in the AL Central. It’s a very long season, but the Indians have been playing some consistent ball throughout. They will have a tough series on their hands to end the week, as they have to head into Toronto to face a Blue Jays team that is as dangerous as ever. The MLB betting odds are sure to show very little separating these two, so it’s going to be very interesting to see how this one plays out. Let’s take a look at the Friday matinee meeting between these two very good ball clubs.
Cleveland Indians Vs Toronto Blue Jays MLB Free Picks
When: Friday, July 1 at 1:07 PM
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto
Starting Pitchers: Josh Tomlin Vs Marcus Stroman
Radio: WTAM and CJCL
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Cleveland Indians
There is no team hotter in all of baseball right now than the Cleveland Indians (47-30). Heading into this series, the Indians are on a 12-game winning streak that has seen their record in June improve to an incredible 21-6. This is a team that is getting the job done on offense and defense, and at +91, they have the best run differential in the AL, and are second overall to the Cubs. While Cleveland has been lights out at home, they also have a great record at 24-18 on the season so far. Where they have fallen a little flat is in games outside of their division, as they are currently just 8-6 versus teams in the AL East. Josh Tomlin (9-1, 3.32 ERA} will start for the Indians.
Why bet on the Toronto Blue Jays
This Blue Jays (43-37) team looks and feels a lot like last year’s squad, which means that they will be hoping for a much better second half. The Jays are 5.5 games back in the AL East right now, with the division looking a good bit better than it did last season. Toronto is ahead of the pace they were setting this time last year, but they are still going to have to pick it up if they want to keep pace with the Orioles. They are not doing that right now, though, and are just 4-6 in their last 10 games. They have struggled against teams from the Central this season, going 5-8 so far. Marcus Stroman (6-4, 5.33 ERA) will start for the Jays.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is not a series that I expect the Cleveland Indians to sweep, but there are a couple of games where they look like definite betting odds favorites. The pitching match-up in this one suggests to me that this is one the Tribe can win.
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