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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Indians - 7/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Monday July 22, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Canada
The Line
Toronto Blue Jays +142 / Cleveland Indians -152 O/U: 9.5
TV Channel
STOH
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The Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays will match up on the MLB circuit on Monday.

Cleveland is coming out of a weekend set versus Kansas City. The Indians split the first pair of games in that series, then in the Sunday rubber match Cleveland eked one out 5-4.

For Monday’s game, the Indians will be going with Mike Clevinger in the start. Over his 35.1 innings and 3-2 mark so far, Clevinger has a 3.57 ERA with 58 Ks and 13 BBs.

Over on the Jays’ side, they’re fresh out of a series against the Tigers. Toronto won the first pair in that set 12-1 (Friday) and 7-5 (Saturday). On Sunday, the Blue Jays fell in 10 innings 4-3.

In Monday’s matchup, Toronto will be going with Ryan Borucki for the start. This will be Borucki’s first start of the season; he’s been out of commission due to elbow soreness.

The Indians are 4-1 in their last five in game one of a series and 2-5 in their last seven Monday games. Cleveland is 5-11 in Clevinger’s last 16 road starts and 2-11 in his last 13 in game one of a series.

Meanwhile, the Jays are 5-16 in their last 21 Monday games and 2-5 in Borucki’s last seven home starts. Toronto is 1-5 in Borucki’s last six starts and the over is 6-0 in their last six Monday games.

The thinking here is that Borucki should be able to jump right into the mix; he’s been throwing a lot of pitches in his rehab starts. Seems like 80 or 90 is where Borucki will be here.

As for Clevinger, he’s been really solid over his last three starts, with just two earned in 17.0 innings. I like him to keep it going here and get the Indians a win.

Pick:
Cleveland Indians -152

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