Toronto Blue Jays vs. Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

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Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays are preparing to square off against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in a Sunday showdown. The opening pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Detroit will broadcast this AL showdown.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Detroit Tigers Odds

The Blue Jays are 38-62 SU and are 47-52 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 17.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 10.7 units ATS. The Tigers, on the other hand, are 29-65 SU and 36-57 ATS. The team has lost 24.0 units for moneyline bettors and 27.2 units ATS.

Neither squad has established itself as an obvious over/under play this season. Tigers games have an over/under record of 44-43-6 so far in 2019. Toronto has an over/under record of 48-48-3.

Jacob Waguespack will get the start for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Waguespack is 1-0 with a 5.93 ERA and 13 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Tigers this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Tigers will put the ball in the hands of Tyler Alexander (0-0, 3.60 ERA), who has four strikeouts and zero walks as well as a 1.00 WHIP. Alexander did not pitch in the majors last season.

Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.46 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 7.17 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.24, along with a WHIP of 1.53.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .234/.302/.410 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk have paced Toronto’s offense. Galvis is hitting .274/.311/.457 with 15 home runs, 47 RBIs and 46 runs scored, while Grichuk has a .233 average with 16 homers, 43 RBIs and 44 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Detroit’s pitchers have given up 5.7 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have an ERA of 5.29, a WHIP of 1.41 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.4. The bullpen has a 5.16 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.8 K/9.

Detroit’s hitters are putting up 3.6 runs per outing, including 3.8 per game over its last 10 games and 2.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .194/.222/.327 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

Nicholas Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera have led the Tigers’ hitters this year. Castellanos is slashing .280/.339/.467 with 10 home runs, 35 RBIs and 55 runs scored, and Cabrera’s line is .283/.346/.373 with five homers, 37 RBIs and 23 runs.

The Tigers have lost 23.5 units and are 27-48 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 32 of those games, as opposed to 38 that’ve gone under against righty starters.

Blue Jays at Tigers Free Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in just two of Detroit’s last seven games.
  • The Tigers have dropped 11 of their last 12 games SU.
  • Toronto fielders have three errors over the last 10 games, compared to eight errors for Detroit over its last 10.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including eight over their last five.