Blue Jays vs. Tigers Prediction
Two of the worst teams in the AL meet up tonight when the Detroit Tigers host the Toronto Blue Jays. Who has the edge in tonight’s 7:10PM ET clash?
967 Toronto Blue Jays vs. 968 Detroit Tigers
Friday, June 19, 2019
7:10PM ET – Comerica Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Blue Jays are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -165 to win, while the Tigers are listed with a money line of +145 to win. The over/under total has been set at 10 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 83 percent going on Toronto on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blue Jays on long road trip
Toronto has been on a 7-game road trip thus far against the Yankees and Red Sox. The Jays are 2-5 on the road trip thus far. The Blue Jays are 36-62 overall, 18-32 on the road and 48-47 with the under. Marcus Stroman gets the start for Toronto today. He is 5-10 on the season with a 3.25 ERA.
The Jays aren’t good on the mound or at the plate. The team averages just 4.28 runs per game while hitting a league-worst .231 at the plate. When it comes to pitching, Toronto has a 4.93 team ERA with a 1.47 WHIP. Freddy Galvis leads the team with 18 doubles, 15 home runs and 46 RBI. Randal Grichuk has 15 doubles, 16 home runs and 43 RBI.
Tigers can’t get on track
Detroit has lost four straight and nine of its last 10 after being swept in a four-game series at Cleveland. The Tigers are 29-63 overall, 12-32 at home and 44-42 with the under. Detroit has Jordan Zimmerman getting the start tonight. He is 0-6 on the year with a 7.01 ERA.
The Tigers rank near the bottom of the league in hitting and pitching as well. Detroit averages just 3.66 runs per game while hitting .234 as a team. On the mound, the Tigers have a 5.15 team ERA with a 1.43 team WHIP. Nicholas Castellanos is leading the team with 32 doubles, 10 home runs and 35 RBI. Brandon Dixon is adding nine doubles, 12 home runs and 37 RBI
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have won four of their last five against AL Central opponents, but just 2-8 in their last 10 road games.
The Tigers are 4-0 in their last four home games following a road trip of 7 or more days. However, they are just 8-20 in their last 28 series openers.
Neither team has great numbers, but the Blue Jays play in the challenging AL East while the Tigers play in an average AL Central. Stroman doesn’t have a great number of wins, but his pitching stats are pretty solid. He has allowed three runs or less in five straight starts. I think Stroman will really shine against the Tigers, who have little to offer at the plate. Zimmerman is really tanking right now. He has given up 14 runs over his last 7.1 innings. Zimmerman just doesn’t have the stuff and I can’t expect him to find it tonight.
MLB Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays -165