Cleveland Guardians at Toronto Blue Jays - 8/12/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays (60-50) vs Cleveland Guardians (58-52)

Game Info: Friday, August 12, 2022 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Jose Berrios (8-4) (5.19) vs Cal Quantrill (8-5) (3.88)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -185 / Cleveland Guardians +170 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Guardians and Toronto Blue Jays face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at the Rogers Centre. 

The Blue Jays come into this game with a 60-50 record overall but they have lost two games in a row against the Baltimore Orioles. In the last game, it was two runs given up in the 8th inning that was the difference as the Blue Jays lost by a run. The Blue Jays offense overall has been the strength and they are averaging 4.81 runs per game which is 5th best in the league. Vladimir Guerrero is having a big season hitting 23 home runs and driving in 68 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Cleveland Guardians who sit with a 59-52 record overall and they have won five games in a row. The Guardians currently sit in 1st place in the American League Central, but this is a big series as they try to hold off the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox. The Guardians are averaging 4.32 runs per game which is 16th in the league. Jose Ramirez has hit 21 home runs and driven in 88 RBIs. 

On the mound for the Guardians is Cal Quantrill who sits with an 8-5 record and an ERA of 3.88. In his last start against the Houston Astros, he went six innings giving up three hits and zero runs. 

On the mound for the Blue Jays is Jose Berrios who sits with an 8-4 record and an ERA of 5.19. In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays, he went 3.2 innings giving up six hits and six runs. 

The Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last five road games. The Blue Jays are 9-0 in their last nine games following an off day. The over is 4-0 in the Berrios last four Friday starts. The under is 3-0-1 in the Guardians last four games. 

Berrios is coming off a bad start where he gave up six runs, while Quantrill gave up zero runs in his last start. I really don’t trust Berrios, and the Guardians bats are again going to find success here. Take the Guardians on the money line. I am also throwing a few dollars on the Guardians -1.5 to cash. 

Shane’s Pick Cleveland -1.5

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