Tigers vs. Blue Jays Prediction
The Detroit Tigers kicked off their 2019 season with an upset victory in Toronto on Thursday afternoon. Will the Tigers post back-to-back wins over the Blue Jays with another upset win on Friday night at 7:07 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
7:07 p.m. ET, Friday, March 29, 2019
TV: FS Detroit (Tigers); Sportsnet ONE (Blue Jays)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Blue Jays as a -130 favorite to beat the Tigers, who are +110 underdogs. As of this writing, 67% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Blue Jays to win outright. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Detroit Tigers Fantasy Spin
Matthew Boyd struck out seven while yielding three runs -- two earned -- in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Pirates. Boyd has impressed with his velocity and struck out 20 in 18 innings this spring, though it's resulted in only a 5.00 ERA. Still, his stock is up because he's throwing a couple of mph harder than usual.
Toronto Blue Jays Fantasy Spin
Matt Shoemaker lasted 5 1/3 innings and allowed one run Thursday against the Yankees. Shoemaker lowered his spring ERA to 4.84, which would actually rate as his best mark in four years. His fantasy upside isn't the same in Toronto that it was in Anaheim, but he could be a nice surprise for the Jays if he stays healthy. It would result in AL-only value.
MLB Betting Trends
Despite their victory yesterday, the Tigers are still just 5-12 in their last 17 games played in Toronto.
The Blue Jays are now 1-4 in their last five home games dating back to last season.
These two pitchers are prone to giving up the long ball but unfortunately for bettors hoping maybe the over provides value, both offenses lack punch. Not that Detroit’s lineup is the 2018 Boston Red Sox, this Toronto offense is weak. Randal Grichuk in the two hole? Boyd’s spring training numbers weren’t great (5.00 ERA over 18 innings), his velocity was up and he was generating some swings-and-misses. I’ll take a flier on the Tigers coming off an Opening Day win.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers +110