Blue Jays vs. Tigers Prediction
Can the Detroit Tigers continue their recent winning ways when they open a weekend series with the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 1, 2018
7:10PM ET – Comerica Park
TV: FSDT (Det)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Blue Jays are the slight favorite on the road, as Toronto is getting a money line of -115 to win. Detroit is listed with odds of -105 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game has 56 percent going on Detroit at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Toronto continuing to struggle
The Blue Jays are coming off getting swept in three games at Boston and they have lost seven of their last 10 games entering this weekend. Toronto is now 25-31 overall and 13-14 on the road. The Jays are putting up 4.57 runs per game this season while allowing 5.02 per contest.
Jaime Garcia is taking the mound for the Blue Jays on Friday. He has started nine games this season and has a 2-3 record with a 5.52 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP. Garcia has pitched a total of 45.2 innings this year and has 43 strikeouts with 21 walks.
Tigers heating up
The Tigers are coming off a four-game series win at home over the Angels and they have won six of their last eight games. Detroit is now 26-30 overall and 17-12 at home. The Tigers are putting up 4.29 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.59 per contest.
Blaine Hardy will take the mound for the Tigers on Friday. He has started three games while making four relief appearances as well. Hardy has a 1-0 record with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. Hardy has pitched a total of 20.0 innings in 2018 and has 17 strikeouts with four walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are just 8-18 in their last 26 Friday games and 1-4 in their last five on the road. They also are just 3-13 in their last 16 games against a left-handed starter.
The Tigers have won five of their last six series openers and five of their last six against a left-handed starter. They also have won four of their last five at home.
I am surprised to see Toronto favored given their recent struggles and Garcia being on the mound. Garcia hasn’t really provided any reason to believe he is going to shut down this team that is coming off beating up Los Angeles pitching. The Tigers have been pleasantly surprised by Hardy and I think he can definitely put up the better effort on the mound tonight.
The Pick: Detroit Tigers -105