Blue Jays vs. Indians - 8/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (63-66) at Toronto Blue Jays (74-56)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 31, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
D Salazar (11-7) (3.30) vs. D Price (13-4) (2.52)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -180 / Cleveland Indians +170 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Cleveland Indians look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Indians have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Indians have won six straight when scoring more than three runs. Michael Brantley leads Cleveland with 146 hits and 73 RBI while Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana have combined for 111 RBI. The Cleveland Indians have split their last eight road games. Danny Salazar gets the nod, and he’s 11-7 with a 3.30 ERA and 162 strikeouts this season. Salazar is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 29 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Blue Jays have won eight straight when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 152 hits and 106 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 135 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won six of their last eight home games. David Price takes the hill, and he’s 13-4 with a 2.42 ERA and 179 strikeouts this season. Price is 9-1 with a 2.04 ERA and 81 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 10-4 in their last 14 vs. American League East and 0-4 in Salazars last 4 starts as an underdog. The Blue Jays are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Prices last 5 starts. The over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
It's damn near impossible to fade the Blue Jays with the way they're playing. It's even tougher to fade the Blue Jays in this spot with Price on the hill. Do you see his career numbers against Cleveland? Yes, please.