ALCS Game 5: Scrappy Jays Look to Estrada to stay Alive

2016 Alcs


Jays Down 3-1 Against Indians

The Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet in the 2016 ALCS Game 5 on Wednesday when they battle at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays stayed alive with a 5-1 win on Tuesday afternoon. They got things going with a Josh Donaldson homerun and great pitching held the Indians in check.

The Indians will give the ball to starter Ryan Merritt in this one. Left hander Merritt is 1-0 this season with a 1.64 ERA.

The Blue Jays will counter Merritt with Marco Estrada. Right hander Estrada has a 3.32 ERA to go along with a 10-10 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Jays listed as 185-moneyline favorites in this ALCS Game 3 match up versus the Indians. The game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 5-1 winner as they beat the Indians in game 4 of the 2016 ALCS. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -115 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

If the Blue Jays get more good pitching in ALCS Game 5 they will make this series closer than it appeared it would be after going down 3 game to none.

Stats and Matchups

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

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

Next up:
Cleveland home to Toronto Friday, October 21


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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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