Guardians vs Blue Jays Odds, Lines & Spread (Aug 13)

Guardians vs Blue Jays Odds, Lines & Spread (Aug 13)

Jose Ramirez swing

Aug 12, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Cleveland Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez (11) hits a single against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Blue Jays host the Guardians on Saturday at Rogers Centre
Triston McKenzie (8-8, 3.16) will start for Cleveland against Mitch White (1-3, 3.86)
A look at the matchup and odds can be found below with a pick

The Cleveland Guardians will look to keep rolling when they visit the Toronto Blue Jays at 3:07pm ET Saturday in the middle game of a three-game series at Rogers Centre.

The American League Central-leading Guardians (60-52, 31-30 road) extended their winning streak to six games with an 8-0 victory on Friday night. The Blue Jays (60-51, 34-22 home) are on a three-game skid and have lost five of their last six.

Guardians vs Blue Jays Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Cleveland Guardians
+105
+1.5 (-190)
Ov 8 (-120)
Toronto Blue Jays
-125
-1.5 (+158)
Un 8 (+100)

Odds as of Aug 13 at Caesars Sportsbook.

The Blue Jays have +1300 World Series odds and the Guardians are listed at +8000.

The Rogers Centre roof should be open with a high temperature of 81 degrees and sunny skies forecast.

Guardians vs Blue Jays Probable Pitchers

Triston McKenzie (8-8, 3.16) is scheduled to pitch for the Guardians against Mitch White (1-3, 3.86). McKenzie will be working on five days of rest and White on six.

McKenzie vs White Stats

8-8
Record
1-3
3.16
ERA
3.86
3.86
xERA
4.06
0.96
WHIP
1.27
3.67
SO/W
2.45

McKenzie is 1-2 with a 3.43 ERA in his last three starts but coming off a sparkling outing in which he beat the Houston Astros, the AL West leaders, on Sunday in Cleveland. He pitched two-hit ball over eight scoreless innings while striking out eight and walking one.

That ended McKenzie’s three-start winless streak.

Eight scoreless frames for Triston McKenzie! pic.twitter.com/NBF6pyhDT2

— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) August 7, 2022

In two career starts against the Blue Jays, McKenzie is 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA. His lone start in Toronto came last season when he allowed three runs in seven innings but wound up with a loss.

McKenzie has a 4-6 road record and 3.40 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) this season. He is 6-4 with a sparkling 1.96 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) during the day. The Guardians are 13-7 in McKenzie’s starts.

White will be making his second start for the Blue Jays since being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in a trade.

White had a no-decision last Saturday against the Twins in Minnesota when he gave up three runs and six hits in 4.2 innings with two strikeouts and one walk. The Blue Jays eventually lost.

Happy Mitch White bumpday! pic.twitter.com/lWsgXTd4Fp

— ryan (@MayzaMyCP) August 6, 2022

Including his time with the Dodgers, White is 0-2 with a 4.79 ERA in his last four starts.

White will be facing the Guardians for the first time in his career. This will also be his first time pitching at Rogers Centre.

White is 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA in three games, all in relief, during the day this season.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Blue Jays Batters
Batting Average vs Triston McKenzie
Bo Bichette
.500
Santiago Espinal
.400
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
.333
Whit Merrifield
.158
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
.000
Matt Chapman
.000
Jackie Bradley Jr.
.000
Teoscar Hernandez
.000
Alejandro Kirk
.000
Bradley Zimmer
.000

None of the Guardians’ batters have faced White. The Blue Jays’ Bo Bichette has gone 3-for-6 with a double and a home run off McKenzie but Whit Merrifield is 3-for-19 (.158) with a homer.

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Guardians vs Blue Jays Betting Outlook

Jose Ramirez hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs to lead the Guardians over the Blue Jays on Friday night. He finished 3-for-3 with a walk.

Ramirez’s AL MVP odds are +6000.

There are two people in the history of sports who have tortured the Toronto fan base the most:
+ José Ramírez
+ LeBron James#ForTheLand pic.twitter.com/BBGny3Fe5l

— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) August 13, 2022

Amed Rosario hit a two-run single for the Guardians. Josh Naylor had a two-run homer among his two hits, Nolan Jones finished with three hits and Oscar Gonzalez also had two hits.

Guardians’ reliever James Karinchak did not make the trip as is he unvaccinated and barred from entering Canada. Right-hander Peyton Battenfield was called up from Triple-A Columbus.

The Blue Jays were blanked on three hits, though Vladimir Guerrero Jr. extended his hitting streak to 21 games. He was about the only person who had fun on Sitcom Night.

Having fun with our Friends on Sitcom Night! #NextLevel pic.twitter.com/g52FJs3SJY

— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 12, 2022

The Guardians have won four of five from the Blue Jays this season and hold a 27-17 lead in the series since 2016, the same year Cleveland beat Toronto in the American League Championship Series.

Guardians vs Blue Jays Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
8/12/22
Blue Jays
Guardians
CLE, 8-0
5/8/22
Guardians
Blue Jays
CLE, 4-3
5/7/22 (2)
Guardians
Blue Jays
CLE, 8-2
5/7/22 (1)
Guardians
Blue Jays
TOR, 8-3
5/5/22
Guardians
Blue Jays
CLE, 6-5
8/5/21
Blue Jays
Guardians
TOR, 3-0
8/4/21
Blue Jays
Guardians
TOR, 8-6
8/3/21
Blue Jays
Guardians
TOR, 7-2
8/2/21
Blue Jays
Guardians
CLE, 5-2
5/30/21 (2)
Guardians
Blue Jays
CLE, 6-5

Guardians vs Blue Jays Prediction

White is a bit of a wild card, but we’ve got to ride with McKenzie in this matchup following his dominant outing last time out.

Pick: Guardians ML (-190)

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