MLB Betting Expert Picks Blue Jays Beat Indians In Game 2 Of ALCS

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Ross Benjamin

Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:34 PM UTC

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 2:34 PM UTC

SBR consultant Ross Benjamin has gone a documented 7-2 with his 2016 MLB postseason picks, and that includes winning his last 6 in a row. We are fortunate enough to have Ross provide us with a free pick on Game 2 of the ALCS.

Ross Benjamin 2016 MLB Postseason Record




Oct 14, 2016

Blue Jays vs Indians
Take: Total +7.5 un +102 (Win)


Oct 10, 2016

Indians vs Red Sox
Take: Total +9.5 un -115 (Win)


Oct 09, 2016

Dodgers vs Nationals
Take: Total +7.5 un -115 (Win)


Oct 07, 2016

Giants vs Cubs
Take: Total +7 un -125 (Win)


Oct 07, 2016

Dodgers vs Nationals
Take: Dodgers -144 (Win)


Oct 07, 2016

Blue Jays vs Rangers
Take: Total +9 un -119 (Win)


Oct 06, 2016

Red Sox vs Indians
Take: Red Sox -139 (Loss)


Oct 05, 2016

Giants vs Mets
Take: Giants -103 (Win)


Oct 04, 2016

Orioles vs Blue Jays
Take: Orioles +138 (Loss)



ALCS Game 2: Blue Jays vs. Indians

Game 2 of the ALCS between the Blue Jays and Indians will take place on Saturday afternoon. The opening pitch at Progressive Field in Cleveland is slated for 8:05 PM ET.  Cleveland captured the opening game of the series with a 2-0 win on Friday night.


ALCS Game 2 Odds

At the time of this writing, MLB betting odds at Bookmaker shows Toronto as a -130 money line favorite, and there’s a posted total of 8.0. Bookmaker is presently offering new customers 50% cash bonuses on all initial deposits of up to $300.


Starting Pitching Matchup

Toronto will go with left-hander J.A. Happ on the mound today. Happ has enjoyed the best season of his MLB career in 2016 by going 20-4. Furthermore, he collected the win in Game 2 of the ALDS at Texas. Happ allowed 1 earned run in 5.0 innings during a 5-3 Toronto win. The Blue Jays southpaw hurler made 1 start against Cleveland this season, and it was an impressive one. During that appearance on 7/3, Happ allowed 1 earned run on 5 hits while striking out 11 through 7.0 innings, and it resulted in a 17-1 Blue Jays win. Happ is also an extremely profitable 14-2 in his team starts during day games this season, and the southpaw’s stellar 2.99 ERA was a major contributing factor for that high degree of success.

Cleveland turns to right-hander Josh Tomlin, and he’ll be making his second start of the postseason. Tomlin was the winning pitcher in Cleveland’s ALDS Game 3 clinching victory over Boston. He’s been in terrific form over his last 5 starts, proven by a 2.05 ERA and an excellent 0.81 WHIP. Throughout that period of time, Tomlin has displayed impeccable control by walking just 1 batter in 30 2/3 innings pitched. I have concerns regarding Tomlin’s start today. He’s allowed an alarming 36 home runs this season in 30 starts, and will be facing a Toronto team that’s smacked 211 home runs through 166 games. Furthermore, Tomlin was rocked in his previous start against Toronto on 8/20, evidenced by 5 earned runs allowed on 9 hits while surrendering 3 home runs in just 4 2/3 innings of work.


Final Thoughts and Pick

I firmly believe this starting pitching matchup on Saturday favors Toronto. Besides, the Blue Jays are an outstanding 25-8 (.758) this season when J.A. Happ is their starting pitcher. I’m going with the road favorite to even this series for one of my Saturday MLB predictions.

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Free MLB Pick: Blue Jays -128Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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