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Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers Odds
Toronto pays a visit to Detroit on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Tigers bats in baseball action at Comerica Park.
The match puts starter Josh Johnson for the Blue Jays on the hill facing Doug Fister for the Tigers. Johnson brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Fister is 1-0 to date on the season.
The visitors were +-140 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
The Tigers - Blue Jays odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Detroit is rated No. 3 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 8 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the American League at 10.5 per game. By contrast, the Blue Jays are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.1 per game.
Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 6.5 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.8 runs per game.
Last time out for Toronto, they were an 8-6 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +125 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Blue Jays enjoyed an 8-6 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Wednesday, with Mark Buehrle throwing 4 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Comerica Park.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Blue Jays at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto at Kansas City, Friday, April 12
Detroit at Oakland, Friday, April 12