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Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays

June 16, 2024


The rubber match between the Cleveland Guardians and Toronto Blue Jays will take place in Toronto, Ontario, at the Rogers Centre. Game 3 is scheduled to start at 1:37 PM ET on Sunday afternoon and will air on Bally Sports Great Lakes and Root Sports North.


Cleveland Guardians Team Preview


The Cleveland Guardians have been one of the best teams in the American League this season as they enter Game 3 of the series against the Toronto Blue Jays in 1st place in the AL Central and are 20 games above .500 at 44-24, which also gives them the 3rd best record in the American League, only behind the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles and the 4th best record in baseball, also behind the Philadelphia Phillies.


The Guardians were shutout for the 5th time this season following a 0-5 shutout loss against the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of the series on Saturday afternoon. The loss was also Cleveland's 2nd in their last three games, and they were outscored by their opponents by an average of 1.67 to 3.33 runs per game during that stretch.


The loss in Game 2 of the series ended the two-game winning streak for Cleveland against Toronto. However, the Guardians have won six of the previous ten meetings against the Blue Jays by an average margin of .2 runs per game. The Guardians will look to win the series 2-1 when they travel to face the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3.


Toronto Blue Jays Team Preview


Toronto ended their two-game losing streak against Cleveland following a 5-0 win in Game 2 of the series on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Jays got off to a quick start after scoring three runs in the 2nd inning, which included Justin Turner scoring off a base hit from George Springer.


Bowden Francis only pitched four innings but didn't allow a run. He improved his record to 3-2 this season and has pitched eight innings without allowing a run. The Blue Jays are two games below .500 on the year at 34-36, which puts them in 4th place in the AL East. Toronto has lost two of the previous three meetings against Cleveland.


However, both teams averaged 4.33 runs per game in those matchups. The Toronto Blue Jays will look to end the series with a win and secure the series win when they host the Cleveland Guardians for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon.


Odds and Series Trends


JustBet has the Toronto Blue Jays listed as -125 moneyline favorites at home against the Cleveland Guardians for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon. Cleveland has won six of the previous ten and two of the last three games in the series.


In the last ten games, Cleveland has outscored the Blue Jays by an average of 3.4 to 3.2 runs per game, while both teams have averaged 4.33 runs per game in the previous three games in the series.


Game Pick


Cleveland enters Game 3 against Toronto 20 games above .500 and has the third-best record in the American League at 44-24, while Toronto is two games below. The Guardians have won six of the previous ten meetings against the Blue Jays and have won by an average margin of .2 runs per game.


As a result, I am taking the moneyline for the Cleveland Guardians when they travel to face the Toronto Blue Jays for Game 3 of the series on Sunday afternoon.


Spooky Express Pick: Cleveland Guardians Moneyline (+105)