Blue Jays vs. Guardians Betting Lines, Odds, & Player Matchups August 12, 2022

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The Toronto Blue Jays (60-50) will look to Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who is riding a 20-game hitting streak, when they take on the Cleveland Guardians (59-52). The Blue Jays are favored (-188) in this matchup against the Guardians (+161), which begins at 7:07 PM ET on Friday at Rogers Centre. Jose Berrios starts for Toronto while Cleveland will counter with Cal Quantrill.

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Blue Jays vs. Guardians betting lines

  • Favorite: Blue Jays (-188)
  • Underdog: Guardians (+161)
  • Over/under: 9

Blue Jays betting info, hitting leaders, & pitching

Blue Jays betting info

  • The Blue Jays have won 56% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (51-40).
  • Toronto is 20-14 (winning 58.8% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -188 or shorter.
  • The Blue Jays have a 65.3% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • In the 109 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Toronto, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 59 times (59-49-1).
  • The Blue Jays have a 48-61-0 record against the spread this season (covering 44% of the time).

Blue Jays hitting info

  • Guerrero has put up a team-best 23 home runs and 68 runs batted in.
  • In MLB, Guerrero ranks 17th in homers and 18th in RBI.
  • Guerrero has safely hit in 20 games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is batting .341 with three doubles, two home runs, four walks and six RBI.
  • Alejandro Kirk is hitting .305 with 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 41 walks.
  • Kirk ranks 91st in home runs among batters in MLB action and 119th in RBI.
  • Kirk enters this game on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .353 with a walk and an RBI.
  • Bo Bichette is hitting .263 with 27 doubles, 17 home runs and 27 walks.
  • Bichette heads into this game on a six-game hitting streak. During his last 10 games he is hitting .286 with four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI.
  • Matt Chapman has 18 doubles, 22 home runs and 39 walks while batting .242.
  • Chapman heads into this game on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with two home runs, two walks and two RBI.

Blue Jays pitching rankings

  • The Blue Jays pitching staff is 15th in the majors with a collective 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Blue Jays have the 17th-ranked team ERA among all league pitching staffs (3.93).
  • Pitchers for the Blue Jays combine for the 12th-ranked WHIP in the league (1.238).
  • The Blue Jays allow the 24th-fewest home runs in baseball (131 total, 1.2 per game).
  • They struck out eight Orioles batters while allowing 12 hits in a 6-5 loss in their last game.

Guardians betting info, hitting leaders, & pitching

Guardians betting info

  • The Guardians have been underdogs in 64 games this season and won 29 (45.3%) of those contests.
  • Cleveland has entered 13 games this season as the underdog by +161 or more and is 4-9 in those contests.
  • The Guardians have a 38.3% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 55 of their 119 opportunities.
  • The Guardians are 62-57-0 against the spread in their 119 chances this season.

Guardians hitting info

  • Jose Ramirez is batting .280 this season with a team-high 21 home runs and 88 RBI.
  • Among all batters in the big leagues, Ramirez’s home run total is 25th, and his RBI total is third.
  • Amed Rosario has 123 hits and an OBP of .319 to go with a slugging percentage of .410 this season.
  • Rosario ranks 181st in home runs and 91st in RBI among all hitters in the big leagues.
  • Steven Kwan has 108 hits this season and a slash line of .300/.375/.397.
  • Kwan brings a four-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .375 with a double, a triple, a home run, four walks and an RBI.
  • Andres Gimenez leads Cleveland with a batting average of .304. He’s also hit 12 home runs with 50 RBI.
  • Gimenez has hit safely in five straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .400 with a double.

Guardians pitching rankings

  • The Guardians have an 8.4 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 18th in the majors.
  • The Guardians have pitched to a 3.85 ERA this season, which ranks 11th in baseball.
  • The Guardians have a combined 1.223 WHIP as a pitching staff, ninth-lowest in MLB.
  • With 120 homers allowed, the Guardians rank 16th in the league at preventing long balls.
  • Last time out, they defeated the Tigers, 4-3, with 14 strikeouts and seven hits allowed.
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