Tigers face Toronto Blue Jays: MLB odds preview and stats
Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Detroit Tigers invade Rogers Centre on Tuesday.
Doug Fister, with a record of 6-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Tigers, while the Blue Jays trot Chien-Ming Wang to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2013.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Blue Jays as +126 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The Blue Jays - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 9 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Detroit is at No. 1 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Toronto's American League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.9 runs per game in the league. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (9.9 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Tigers own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Detroit, they were an 8-3 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -127 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Detroit suffered an 8-3 loss against Toronto on Monday, as Jose Alvarez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rogers Centre.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
A few Tigers at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 10 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Toronto is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Toronto's last 23 games at home
Detroit at Toronto, Wednesday, July 3