Cleveland Indians vs Toronto Blue Jays Game 5

GAME: Cleveland Indians (100-68) at Toronto Blue Jays (94-76)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 19 – 4:00 PM EST
WHERE: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
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Indians vs Blue Jays Betting Lines
Indians vs Blue Jays Series & Prop Betting Odds

Playoff Series: League Championship; Cleveland leads 3-1

Cleveland Indians vs Toronto Blue Jays
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Cleveland Indians
LH Ryan Merritt (2016: 1-0, 1.64 ERA)

Merritt will become the second pitcher in major-league history to start a playoff game after making just one regular-season start in his career. He pitched at Kansas City on Sept. 30 and recorded the victory after allowing just one run and three hits over five innings. Merritt began his tenure in the majors with three relief appearances over which he gave up one run and three hits in six frames.
In their last action, Cleveland was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Cleveland:
Team record: 100-68 SU
Cleveland is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Cleveland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
Cleveland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Toronto
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 10 games when playing on the road against Toronto

Toronto Blue Jays
RH Marco Estrada (1-1, 1.65)

Estrada is hoping to duplicate the effort from his start in Game 5 of last year’s ALCS, when he yielded one run over 7 2/3 innings against Kansas City to keep Toronto from being eliminated. He lost Game 1 in Cleveland but, he allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings. Estrada also helped the Blue Jays avoid elimination in Game 3 of the 2015 ALDS at Texas, giving up just one run over 6 1/3 innings in his first career postseason start.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -115 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Toronto:
Team record: 94-76 SU
Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games at home
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto’s last 10 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Umpire Trends – Mike Everitt

Home team is 5-0 in Everitts last 5 Wednesday games behind home plate.
Indians are 5-0 in their last 5 games with Everitt behind home plate.
Home team is 5-0 in Everitts last 5 games behind home plate vs. Cleveland.
Over is 9-2 in Everitts last 11 games behind home plate vs. Toronto.
Under is 4-1-2 in Everitts last 7 Wednesday games behind home plate.
Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 games with Everitt behind home plate.
Under is 7-2 in Everitts last 9 Wednesday games behind home plate vs. Toronto.
Under is 20-7 in Everitts last 27 games behind home plate.
Road team is 5-2 in Everitts last 7 games behind home plate vs. Toronto.
Home team is 5-2 in Everitts last 7 Wednesday games behind home plate vs. Cleveland.
Blue Jays are 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games with Everitt behind home plate.
Indians are 2-7 in their last 9 Wednesday games with Everitt behind home plate.

Indians vs Blue Jays Game 5 Prediction:

I like the Indians to win this series but not today’s game. Money on the Blue Jays with two bets.

Indians vs Blue Jays Game 5 Pick:

Toronto money line 80% (-175)

Toronto run line: 20%  (-1.5) (+105)