Free MLB Pick: Blue Jays vs Indians Odds
Looking for Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Indians free plays? MLB betting sees the Blue Jays taking on the Indians on Friday, October 13, 2016 at Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio in Game 1 of the 2016 ALCS. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions.
2016 ALCS – Tied 0-0
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Indians
Date: Friday, October 14, 2016
Time: 8:08 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: MARCO ESTRADA (R) vs. COREY KLUBER (R)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cleveland Indians -130; Toronto Blue Jays +120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cleveland Indians -1.5 +165
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The stage is set for Game 1 and the ALCS will be live from Cleveland on Friday night.
The Indians and Blue Jays both come in off sweeps and will look to gain the upper leg with their aces on the mound.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays had an extremely tough road to get to where they are, but have overcame every obstacle thrown their way.
Toronto needed to win 2 of 3 in Boston on the final weekend to secure the top spot. They then needed a walk off home run against Baltimore, followed by a sweep against the top seeded Rangers.
The task has been tall for the Blue Jays, but they continue to prove their lineup deep and their pitching rotation is lockdown.
Marco Estrada will get the ball here on Friday night, as he looks to build off the gem he threw against Texas in Game 1.
Estrada went 8.1 innings of work while allowing just 1 run while striking out 6. The lone run came in that 9th inning before he was pulled.
Estrada earned a no decision in his lone start against Cleveland this season, going 5.0 innings allowing 5 hits and 3 runs.
The Indians task was even taller than the Blue Jays. Their road endured multiple injuries to top players.
Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar were two of the latest injuries in the adventure, but one thing this team has endured has been the “next man up” method.
Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin have both stepped up in light of the injuries, along with what is arguably the best bullpen in the major leagues.
If Cleveland can turn the game over to Dan Otero, Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw, and Cody Allen, things will likely go in favor of the Indians.
For Game 1, Corey Kluber will get the ball.
Kluber was shut down in his lone start in the ALDS against Boston, tossing 7.0 scoreless.
The Indians ace has started twice against the Jays this year, throwing 6.2 strong innings, but also getting rocked in 3.1.
This will be a key start for Kluber as the Indians need him to step up and set the tone for the series, while helping save what is likely going to be a heavily used bullpen all series long.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Blue Jays are 6-2 in Estradas last 8 starts vs. American League Central.
- Blue Jays are 2-5 in Estradas last 7 starts after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Blue Jays are 2-6 in Estradas last 8 Friday starts.
- Indians are 6-0 in their last 6 games on grass.
- Indians are 12-2 in their last 14 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Indians are 16-5 in their last 21 vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
Kluber needs to set the tone for the Tribe here.
The Indians ace has been stepping up all season long and here in Game 1, it should be no different.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cleveland Indians -130
The Indians get to Estrada early here and manufacture a few runs, as they allow Kluber to settle in.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 5- Toronto 2
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