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Zach Stewart, Max Scherzer take mound in Tigers vs Blue Jays tilt

Toronto Blue JaysDetroit Tigers
June 27, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Toronto duelling Detroit on Monday at Comerica Park.

The Tigers will rely on Max Scherzer to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Zach Stewart will be his counterpart for the Blue Jays. Max Scherzer is 9-3 this season, and Zach Stewart is 0-1.

View Toronto vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Detroit opened as -175 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 10 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jays, who rate an American League No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 4-rated American League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 11 in the American League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Tigers have averaged 9 hits per game so far, more than Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Detroit has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

The Blue Jays were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Blue Jays didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out St. Louis 5-0 on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

The Tigers were an 8-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -141 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Detroit rolled to an 8-3 win against Arizona on Sunday, as Brad Penny and the Tigers' bats led the team to victory at Comerica Park.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing NY Mets are 4-5
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Blue Jays at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Detroit is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
Detroit is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 28
Detroit home to NY Mets, Tuesday, June 28

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