- Cleveland Guardians take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, August 12th, 2022 on the road
- Ontario sports betting apps list the Jays as -170 favorites
- Read below for a full breakdown of the Guardians vs Blue Jays odds
The Cleveland Guardians and Toronto Blue Jays square off on Friday, August 12th, with the first pitch set at 7:07 PM ET. The Guardians will start Canadian Cal Quantrill (8-5 3.88 ERA), and the Jays will roll out Jose Berrios (8-4 5.19 ERA). The game will be played at Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON. The books list the home Blue Jays as favorites priced at -170 in the Guardians vs Blue Jays odds.
The Guardians have been a nice little surprise in their 2022 campaign, as the youngest team in Major League Baseball. They currently sit 1.5 games up of the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central. They are one of the most underrated offenses in Major League Baseball, averaging 4.3 runs per game, for a lineup that hasn’t looked great on paper at many points of the season.
On the flip side, the Blue Jays are sitting at 60-50 and have lost two in a row, but boast one of the best offenses in the game (4.8 runs per game). Let’s take a look at the Guardians vs Blue Jays odds at Caesars Sportsbook for August 12th, 2022.
Guardians vs Blue Jays Odds
|O 8.5 (-115)
|Toronto Blue Jays
|U 8.5 (-105)
Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook
Ontario sports betting markets list their hometown team at +115 in the Guardians vs Blue Jays odds to win by two or more. Fans of the Cleveland Guardians can expect Ohio sports betting markets to be available soon, as it was recently announced that legal online sports betting would launch at midnight on January 1st, 2023.
Guardians vs Blue Jays Betting Outlook
The Guardians come into Friday night’s game on a bit of a heater, as they are 7-3 in their last 10 games and come into the game on a five-game winning streak. They are a .500 team on the road with a record of 30-30. Cleveland is 32-28 against the spread on the road, and 30-30 straight up.
The Guardians are really tough on right handed pitchers. They rank ninth in wRC+, 10th in wOBA, 10th in OPS, and strikeout the least at only 17.6%. This is thanks to the help of one of the best all around players in all of baseball, Jose Ramirez. Ramirez is hitting .280, with 21 homers 88 RBI and 14 SB, pair that with one of the scariest closers in all of baseball in Emmanuel Clase, and the Guardians have the makings of a good team building for the future.
The Blue Jays have been a weird team to follow all season, they have the talent and the numbers but find a way to not score runs when they really need to.
The Jays rank fourth in wRC+, second in wOBA, and second in OPS against right-handed pitchers this season. They are a wagon at the Rogers Centre. The team is 34-21 straight up at home but 23-32 against the spread. Toronto comes into this game losing two straight to division rivals in the Baltimore Orioles.
Guardians vs Blue Jays Betting Trends
Here are some betting trends for the Guardians vs Blue Jays to consider:
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
- Cleveland are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home
- Toronto are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games
Guardians vs Blue Jays Pick & Prediction
I’ve gotten in the lab, and found a play that is already a winner. Go to the old sportsbook machine and place a wager on the OVER 8.5 at -115 in the Guardians vs Blue Jays odds at Caesars Sportsbook.
The Blue Jays crush right handed pitching and the Guardians just refuse to strikeout, so I’m expecting runs to be scored tonight.
Best Pick: Over 8.5 (-115) 1 unit at Caesars Sportsbook