Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction MLB Picks 6/21/24

Cleveland Guardians (45-26) vs Toronto Blue Jays (35-39)

Game Info: Friday, June 21, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Carlos Carrasco (2-6) (5.80) vs TBA () ()

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -145 / Toronto Blue Jays +108--- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Cleveland Guardians meet Friday in MLB action from Progressive Field. Here’s a Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians prediction. This will be the first installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Toronto Blue Jays recent form and player performance

• The Cleveland Guardians recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Toronto Blue Jays

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Cleveland Guardians

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Blue Jays and Guardians

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Blue Jays vs Guardians game

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Jays took on the Boston Red Sox in their last series. Toronto had a rough time in that set, losing in a sweep with 7-3, 4-3 and 7-3 results. In the Wednesday finale loss, the Blue Jays got 5.2 innings, four earned and four Ks from starter Kevin Gausman.

Yariel Rodriguez will take the starter role for the Blue Jays on Friday. This year Rodriguez is 0-1 with a 4.11 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

Cleveland Guardians Betting Preview

Over on the Guardians’ side, they played the Seattle Mariners in their last series. Cleveland lost the opener 8-5 but came back for an 8-0 shutout win in game two. On Thursday in the rubber match, the Guardians powered out a 6-3 win to take the series. Logan Allen went 6.0 innings in the start with three earned on four hits and four walks.

It’ll be Carlos Carrasco in the starting pitcher role for the Guardians on Friday. This year Carrasco is 2-6 with a 5.80 ERA and 44 Ks in 59.0 innings over 12 starts. Carrasco is 109-99 with a 4.11 ERA in 315 career games (268 starts).

Total Runs Facts

  • Each of the Guardians' last four games have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • Four of the Blue Jays' last five games as underdogs against AL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Blue Jays' last seven night games against AL Central opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the last three games between the Blue Jays and Guardians.

Cleveland Guardians Player Prop Facts

  • Jose Ramirez has hit a home run in each of the Guardians' last two home games against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Carlos Carrasco has recorded four or more strikeouts in 26 of his last 27 appearances with his team as a favorite against AL East opponents.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven home appearances against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last eight Friday appearances.
  • Jose Ramirez has scored at least one run in nine of the Guardians' last 10 games as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Steven Kwan has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Josh Naylor has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances at Progressive Field against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Jose Ramirez ranks T8th in the league in Home Runs (18) this season.

Toronto Blue Jays Player Prop Facts

  • Daulton Varsho has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances with the Blue Jays as road underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Justin Turner has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has recorded two total bases in each of the Blue Jays' last four games against the Guardians at Progressive Field.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has recorded at least one Single in eight of the Blue Jays' last nine games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • George Springer has recorded at least one hit in each of the Blue Jays' last seven games at Progressive Field.
  • Bo Bichette has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Blue Jays' last seven road games against AL opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cleveland Guardians rank 3rd in the league for strikeouts against this season (523).
  • The Cleveland Guardians are one of only 4 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both strikeouts and on-base percentage this season.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank 29th in the league for home runs allowed this season (98).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank 27th in the league for runs scored this season (287).

Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction

I may take a stab on the Blue Jays here. Probably not touching it, though. Carrasco hasn’t been great over his last few starts. He’s 0-2 in his last three with a combined 17 hits, three walks and 12 earned runs in 13.2 total innings. Toronto should have some opportunities early if Carrasco can’t get it together.

As for Cleveland, on Thursday they had a pretty good all-around day despite falling behind on the scoreboard a couple of times. Will Brennan had three hits and a pair of solo homers, and Andres Gimenez (two RBI) went long also. Coming off a solid series, Cleveland should play well this weekend.

Andrew’s Pick Toronto Blue Jays +108

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