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Anibal Sanchez Gives up OVERs at an Alarming Clip

While Sunday’s series finale and rubber match between the bottom-dwelling Blue Jays and Tigers won’t be turning many heads, it could be turning OVER bettors into winners with the erratic Anibal Sanchez taking the bump in the Big Smoke.

  • The total has gone OVER in Anibal Sanchez’ last 4 starts.
  • The average total score of the last 4 games started by Sanchez is 15.25.
  • Sanchez is 0-2 with a 7.98 ERA in 3 starts at the Rogers Centre.

When he last took the hill, Sanchez was nailed by a line drive and was forced to make an early exit. If he continues to pitch like he has of late, however, he’ll be leaving today’s game early whether he likes it or not. The Venezuelan has given up 18 earned runs and nine home runs in his last 11.1 innings pitched and will face a lineup this afternoon that’s already hit 12 bombs in the month of September.

Sanchez is prone to giving up the long ball and when the Jays hit home runs, they usually win.

J.A. Happ has had his problems as well, though, giving up five runs in two of his last four starts, but he’s been better his last two appearances, allowing just two total earned runs in 11.2 innings of work.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Toronto Blue Jays were listed as -200 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total line around 9.5 earlier at Bovada.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Blue Jays to win this game 7.1-4.9. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Toronto (65-77) will face the 60-81 Tigers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Detroit injuries news.

The Toronto Blue Jays sit at No. 25 in the current MLB power poll here at OddsShark, while the Detroit Tigers sit at No. 28 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Toronto Blue Jays and their No. 26-rated batting order, averaging 4.25 runs per nine innings, against the No. 15 lineup of the Detroit Tigers at 4.7 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Detroit owns the No. 26-rated road mark, allowing 5.39 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Saturday, with Chad Bell throwing 4.2 innings of 5-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Detroit is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games
  • Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Toronto is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
  • Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Cleveland, Monday, September 11
Toronto home to Baltimore, Monday, September 11