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MLB Game Preview - Blue Jays underdogs vs Tigers at Detroit

Toronto Blue JaysDetroit Tigers
May 17, 7:05 PM | GrassComerica Park

Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers Odds

21-20TEAM RECORD22-19

The Detroit Tigers host Toronto on Tuesday, looking to build on their 22-19 mark against the 21-20 Blue Jays in MLB betting action at Comerica Park.

The Tigers will turn to Rick Porcello and his 3-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Blue Jays send Jesse Litsch (4-2) to the hill.

View Toronto vs Detroit Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Tigers in this one will find them as -135 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Tigers sit at No. 8 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jays sit at an American League No. 1 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Detroit's American League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Tigers have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.

The Blue Jays were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +143 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Toronto got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Detroit on Monday at Comerica Park behind starter Kyle Drabek.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Blue Jays at Tigers trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 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 UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to Tampa Bay, Wednesday, May 18
Detroit at Boston, Wednesday, May 18