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A winning streak will be on the line for the Detroit Tigers on Thursday when they battle the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Justin Verlander in this game. Verlander has a 8-5 record and a 3.77 ERA this season.

Verlander's opponent in this one will be Esmil Rogers. The Blue Jays righthander has a 2.18 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.

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.

Current streak:
Detroit has won 2 straight games.
Toronto has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 45-38 SU
Toronto: 41-43 SU

Detroit most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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