Toronto sends Esmil Rogers vs Justin Verlander in Blue Jays vs Tigers game
Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
Rogers Centre hosts an MLB battle between the Toronto Blue Jays and the visiting Detroit Tigers on Thursday.
Justin Verlander, with a record of 8-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Tigers, while the Blue Jays trot Esmil Rogers to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2013.
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:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tigers rank No. 1 in the American League at 9.9 hits per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 9 ranking in that category.
Defensively, Detroit features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.
In their last action, Detroit was a 6-2 winner on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Detroit at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Tigers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Josh Johnson and the Blue Jays 6-2 on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.
Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
A few Tigers at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Detroit is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Detroit
Toronto is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Toronto's last 25 games at home
Toronto is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
Detroit at Cleveland, Friday, July 5
Toronto home to Minnesota, Friday, July 5