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MLB Odds: Tigers at Blue Jays

The Detroit Tigers go for a series win tonight when they finish off a four-game series with the Blue Jays at Roger's Centre in Toronto.

It's a battle of power pitchers on the mound as Max Scherzer (5-0, 3.15) gets the start for Detroit and Brandon Morrow (1-1, 3.06) goes for Toronto. Scherzer tossed eight shutout innings against the Yankees last time out, allowing four hits with nine strikeouts. Morrow went 6 1-3 innings against Tampa Bay in his last start and gave up one run on five hits with seven strikeouts.

View Detroit vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Tigers listed as underdogs of +-123 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 2-ranked Blue Jays and the American League No. 10-rated Tigers in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Toronto's American League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Tigers offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Tigers hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Toronto owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Detroit's American League No. 10-rated defense.

In their last action, Detroit was a 5-2 winner on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Detroit at -106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Detroit got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Toronto on Sunday at Rogers Centre behind starter Brad Penny.

Detroit Tigers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Detroit's last 19 games on the road
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Tuesday, May 10
Toronto home to Boston, Tuesday, May 10