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Toronto sends Esmil Rogers vs Justin Verlander in Blue Jays vs Tigers game

Detroit TigersToronto Blue Jays
July 4, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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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.

View Detroit vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Toronto sat as +125 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to SportBet.

Power Rankings:
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.

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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

Next up:
Detroit at Cleveland, Friday, July 5
Toronto home to Minnesota, Friday, July 5