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(3-1) Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays (1-3)
2016 ALCS: Indians Lead 3-1
Date: Wednesday October 19th, 2016
Time: 4:00PM ET
Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada
Projected Pitchers: Ryan Merritt vs. Marco Estrada
MLB Moneyline Odds: Toronto -176, Cleveland +162
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Toronto -1.5 (+100)
MLB Betting Total: 9
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The Jays lived to fight another day, avoiding the sweep at home in G4. It was a spirited game where everything seemed to go their way. Though they are down 3-1 now they have one of their best on the mound against a rookie.
They have to like their chances of extending the series.
The Indians were pretty quiet in game four. Corey Kluber did not pitch terribly but he did the one thing they had not done all season which was give Toronto the lead.
Later in the game the bullpen was a little soft but it was not their top guys so there is no real reason for panic in Cleveland. They are going with the rookie in this one hoping that they can take advantage of the unfamiliarity.
The Indians bats were quiet against Aaron Sanchez yesterday. Even though they are up 3-1 they have to be a little concerned because the offense has been below expectations all series long.
Francisco Lindor got the big hits, including a homer off Estrada, in games 1&2 at home but at the Rogers Centre he has been tamed. They are looking for someone to step up and be a factor at the plate.
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto staved off elimination yesterday. It was the formula they have been hoping for: great starting pitching, a homer from one of there studs and enough from the pen to hold on. No reason they can’t do it again today.
Josh Donaldson has been amazing all playoffs. He hit his first homer of the postseason but his defense might have been even more important.
Marco Estrada had a rare postseason complete game in G1. That gives you an idea of just how good he was, it was just one pitch to Lindor that was the difference. Such is playoff baseball. I expect him to be on his game, especially at the Rogers Centre.
The Jays bullpen has been phenomenal in these playoffs. 6 relievers have seen action and only one has given up any runs – Francisco Liriano in the Texas series.
Tired or not they will be pumped up by the home crowd in support of Estrada, if need be.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CLE are 9-1 in their last 10 overall.
- Under is 10-2 in CLE last 12 on astroturf.
- Under is 21-6-1 in TOR last 28 overall.
- TOR are 7-3 in their last 10 overall.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction:
They are still on the brink but it is hard not to like the Jays in this one. The key is that in like G4 they have to get an early lead. Against Cleveland that is everything.
I am looking for a lineup change with Ezequiel Carrera back at the top. He has been their second best hitter in the postseason.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Blue Jays -1.5
I like the Jays to win again and not a squeaker. Against the lefty Merritt they will eventually figure him out and put up a crooked number. It might even be the first inning.
Estrada will not need to be as sharp in this one…though I expect him to be.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Toronto 7 – Cleveland 2
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