Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

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The Detroit Tigers are ready to face the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. This AL showdown will get going at 1:07 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports Detroit to catch the action.

Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays Odds

Vegas is listing Detroit (+160) as the underdog to Toronto (-170). Bettors can wager on the games total with odds posted at -110 for over 9.5 runs and -110 for under 9.5. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the odds sitting at -135 for the Tigers +1.5 runs and +115 for the Blue Jays -1.5 runs.

The Tigers have gone only 36-47 SU this year and are 43-39 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 1.6 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 3.1 units ATS. Detroit has covered the spread just once over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 38-43 SU and 39-41 ATS. They’ve lost 4.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.4 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Blue Jays games have an over/under record of 38-34-8 so far in 2018. Tigers games have gone under 46 times, gone over 34 times and pushed on two occasions.

Matthew Boyd will get the start for Detroit. The left-handed Boyd is 4-6 with a 4.15 ERA and 69 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 5.14 ERA against Toronto this year.

The Blue Jays are sending righty Sam Gaviglio (2-2, 3.98 ERA) to the mound. Gaviglio has 40 strikeouts and 11 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.23 WHIP. Gaviglio has yet to face the Tigers this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 3.60 ERA across five innings).

Detroit’s pitching staff allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.30 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7.15 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.67, along with a WHIP of 1.29.

The Tigers offense has slashed .247/.308/.389 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 2.6 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.0 per game over the teams last five contests (0-5 SU).

Detroit’s hitters have been led by right fielder Nicholas Castellanos and shortstop Jose Iglesias. Castellanos is hitting .307/.354/.508 with 11 home runs, 47 RBIs and 41 runs scored. Iglesias (.270/.312/.383) has produced two homers, 28 RBIs, 26 runs and 12 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 4.83 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.15 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The Toronto offense has produced 4.5 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .262/.324/.442 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Blue Jays offense has been led by third baseman Yangervis Solarte and outfielder Kevin Pillar. Solarte is slashing .252/.308/.452 with 15 home runs, 45 RBIs and 40 runs scored, while Pillar’s line is .250/.284/.411 with seven homers, 29 RBIs, 37 runs and 10 steals.

The Tigers have lost 4.6 units and are 30-32 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 23 of those games, compared to 37 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have lost 12.6 units and are 15-15 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The overs hit in 13 of those games, compared to 13 that went under.

Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Blue Jays, ATS Winner – Tigers, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in four of Toronto’s last seven games.
  • Detroit has recorded 16.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.4 over its last five.
  • The Tigers have hit five home runs in their last 10 games, including three over their last five.