The Detroit Tigers will go for their fourth win in a row when they play host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park. This AL matchup will begin at 4:10 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to Fox Sports Detroit.
Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers Odds
Detroit (+130) is the home-team underdog against Toronto (-140) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this day game at 9 runs. The odds for betting on the games total sit at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. The games current runline odds stand at +105 for taking the Blue Jays -1.5 runs and -125 for the Tigers +1.5.
The Blue Jays are 25-32 SU and have gone 28-28 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.2 units for moneyline bettors and 2.5 units ATS. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 27-30 SU and 32-24 ATS. The teams gained 5.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.4 units ATS.
Tigers games have an over/under record of 24-30-2 so far in 2018. Toronto has an over/under record of 26-22-8.
J.A. Happ will get the nod for the visiting Blue Jays. The southpaw Happ is 7-3 with a 3.84 ERA and 79 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 1.50 ERA and nine strikeouts across six innings).
The Tigers will be sending lefty Matthew Boyd (3-4, 3.00 ERA) to the mound. Boyd has 45 strikeouts and 20 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.07. Boyd did not record a start against the Blue Jays in 2017.
Detroit’s pitching staff has given up 4.5 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The clubs starters have a 4.13 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.40 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 8.3 K/9.
The Detroit hitters are putting up 4.3 runs per outing, including 4.4 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .314/.376/.517 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
Nicholas Castellanos has helped lead the Tigers offense this season with six home runs, 30 RBIs and 30 runs scored.
In the visiting dugout, Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.42 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 8.02 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.72, along with a K/9 of 8.84.
The Blue Jays offense has slashed .228/.311/.404 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).
Kevin Pillar has led Toronto’s offense. Pillar is slashing .265/.309/.436 with four home runs, 21 RBIs, 28 runs and nine stolen bases.
The Tigers are looking for another victory after a 5-2 win in the prior game of this series.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Detroit Tigers Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Blue Jays, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – OVER
- The under has cashed in only one of Toronto’s last seven games.
- Both teams have hit eight home runs over their last 10 games.
- Detroit has recorded 23.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 27.2 over its last five.
- The Blue Jays have lost five of their last six games SU while the Tigers have won five of their last six SU.