Tigers vs. Blue Jays Sunday Prediction
Three runs was all the Blue Jays needed from their offense on Saturday as they shut out the Tigers to win their second game of the new season. Will Toronto take the series with Detroit with another victory on Sunday?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, March 31, 2019
1:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Blue Jays as a -132 favorite. As of this writing, 71% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Blue Jays to beat the Tigers on the moneyline.
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Detroit Tigers Fantasy Spin
Miguel Cabrera was diagnosed with a right hand contusion after X-rays came back negative on Saturday. Cabrera was forced to exit Saturday's game after being drilled in the hand by an Aaron Sanchez fastball, but thankfully he was able to avoid any structural damage. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him get a day off on Sunday as a precautionary measure, but the 35-year-old slugger should avoid the injured list.
Toronto Blue Jays Fantasy Spin
Justin Smoak smashed a two-run homer off of Spencer Turnbull on Saturday, powering the Blue Jays to a 3-0 victory over the Tigers. Smoak's two-run blast in the fifth inning increased the Blue Jays' edge to 3-0 and would prove to be more than enough. He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .273 (3-for-11) with a homer and four RBI through the season's first three games.
MLB Betting Trends
The Tigers are 5-14 in their last 19 games played in Toronto.
The Blue Jays have dropped six of their last seven home games when facing a left-handed starter.
Matt Moore allowed exactly three earned runs in three straight Grapefruit League starts and four out of five to wrap up spring training. Did I mention he didn’t pitch more than 4 1/3 innings in any of those outings? He’ll face a Toronto lineup that is prone to striking out, but I don’t think it’ll matter. Moore has below-average strikeout and walk rates and I expect him to be in trouble early and often.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -140