Toronto Blue Jays versus Cleveland Indians Game 1 ALCS Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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The American League Championship Series from the Major League Baseball playoffs begin with Game 1 on Friday October 14th as the Cleveland Indians will host the Toronto Blue Jays. The Indians and Blue Jays get things started from Cleveland at 8PM Eastern Time and TBS has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home team Cleveland Indians the -130 betting favorite with the return on the road underdog Toronto Blue Jays at +120 odds. The run total came in at 7 ½ runs.

Starting for the Blue Jays will be right hander Marco Estrada as he opposes Indians righty Corey Kluber. Cleveland has won four of the seven meetings during the regular season. Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays earned a victory in his start in the ALDS at Texas as he allowed one earned run and four hits over 8 1/3rd innings in a 10-1 road victory at Texas. On the year Estrada is 9-9 with an ERA of 3.48. He had allowed a total of three earned runs over his past four starts working 27 1/3rd innings. Corey Kluber in his first post season start at home to Boston in the ALDS pitched seven scoreless inning allowing just three hits as the Indians defeated the Red Sox 6-0. The Indians are 9-1 in his past ten starts.

Both teams were very impressive in their ALDS series. The Blue Jays swept the Texas Rangers in three straight games. Toronto has a four game post season win streak in the 2016 playoffs as they were a 5-2 winner in the AL Wildcard at home to the Baltimore Orioles. In their series clinching Game 3 victory the Blue Jays defeated the Rangers 7-6 in ten innings after a Texas throwing error allowed the game winning run to score. Cleveland is coming off a 4-3 victory at Boston for their series clinching victory in three games. Indians starter Josh Tomlin went five innings with a 4-2 lead. The Cleveland bullpen allowed just one run the final four tense innings.

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