Indians at Blue Jays Game 3 Preview

GAME: Cleveland Indians (99-67) at Toronto Blue Jays (93-75)
DATE/TIME: Monday, October 17 – 8:00 PM EST
WHERE: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
LINE: N/A TOTAL: N/A
TV: 8:08 p.m. ET, TBS, Sportsnet (Toronto)
Playoff Series: League Championship; Cleveland leads 2-0

Starting Pitchers:
Indians RH Trevor Bauer (0-0, 5.79 ERA) vs

Bauer was the first to benefit from the dominance of Miller, who came on in the fifth inning of the ALDS in relief and earned the win. Bauer was scheduled to start Game 2 against Toronto before cutting his finger while repairing his drone and was pushed back to allow the pinky on his pitching hand to heal. He had one of his best starts against Toronto on Aug. 19, when he allowed two runs in eight innings and struck out a career-high 13.

Indians Betting Trends

The Indians were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at 115 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team record: 99-67 SU
Current Streak: won 8 straight games.
Cleveland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Toronto
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto

Blue Jays RH Marcus Stroman (0-0, 3.00)

Stroman, who held Baltimore to two runs and four hits over six innings in his ALDS start, has not earned a victory since Aug. 14. He has allowed three or fewer runs in seven of his last nine starts but could not get enough help from his teammates to land in the win column. The first of those nine turns came at Cleveland on Aug. 21, when Stroman struck out nine and yielded one run in 7 1/3 innings but was held out of the decision.

Toronto was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Indians. They lost as -125 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Team record: 93-75 SU
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Toronto’s last 22 games
Toronto is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Toronto’s last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home
Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 8 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Umpire Trends – Brian Gorman

Road team is 4-0 in Gormans last 4 Monday games behind home plate.
Under is 5-0 in Gormans last 5 games behind home plate.
Under is 7-1 in Gormans last 8 games behind home plate vs. Toronto.
Home team is 4-1 in Gormans last 5 Monday games behind home plate vs. Toronto.
Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games with Gorman behind home plate.
Home team is 4-1 in Gormans last 5 Monday games behind home plate vs. Cleveland.
Over is 7-2 in Gormans last 9 games behind home plate vs. Cleveland.
Home team is 16-5 in Gormans last 21 games behind home plate vs. Toronto.
Road team is 3-1 in Gormans last 5 games behind home plate.
Home team is 5-2 in Gormans last 7 games behind home plate vs. Cleveland.
Blue Jays are 1-5 in their last 6 games with Gorman behind home plate.
Blue Jays are 0-4 in their last 4 Monday games with Gorman behind home plate.

Indians vs Blue Jays Prediction

The Blue Jays are in a must win game and they have the right pitcher starting to get that win. However, the Indians pitching staff can match Toronto’s. With Brian Gorman behind the plate runs will be tough to come bye and I will be taking the under in this one.

Cleveland vs Toronto Pick: Under 8.5 runs (-105)