Guardians vs. Blue Jays prediction and odds for Saturday, Aug. 26 (Target total)

Both teams are struggling against left handed pitching, will that impact the total on Saturday afternoon?

Aug 13, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu (99) sets to
Aug 13, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu (99) sets to / Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

The Guardians and Blue Jays continue its weekend series on Saturday afternoon with an interesting pitching matchup.

Both teams will send out left handed pitching, the weak point of both offenses this season. The Guardians are the worst team at hitting lefties this season, but the Blue Jays are struggling at the dish against southpaws, which the club will see against Guardians starter Logan Allen.

Hyun-Jin Ryu is working himself into shape for a postseason run after spending much of the season injured, can he continue to look strong against a porous Guardians lineup?

Here are the odds and our best bet for Guardians vs. Blue Jays:

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Guardians vs. Blue Jays odds, run line and total

Guardians vs. Blue Jays prediction and pick

Ryu hasn't seen the mound much, he's making his fifth start of the season, but this is an ideal landing spot for him against a Guardians team that has the lowest batting average against southpaws on the year. Even if Ryu is limited five innings, he'll have a bullpen that is top 10 in ERA over the last month backing him up.

Meanwhile, the Blue Jays have floundered at the plate, hitting .237 in the month of August. The team will face an in-form Allen, who has pitched to a1.96 ERA in 23 innings this month, including five innings of one run baseball against this same Toronto team.

With both teams struggling to generate runs, I'll side with the under in what could be a pitcher's duel.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.