The Detroit Tigers look to continue their five-game winning streak – while capping off a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays – when they take to Comerica Park Wednesday. The Tigers have seen their offense explode during their current winning streak, with the club averaging 7.2 runs per game over their past five outings.
– Shark Bites
- R.A. Dickey is 5-1 with a 3.38 ERA against the Tigers since the 2010 season.
- The OVER is 7-2 in the past nine meetings between the Blue Jays and Tigers.
- Justin Upton is 8-for-20 with three RBIs during his current six-game hitting streak.
The Blue Jays will hope that R.A. Dickey – the elder statesman of the pitching staff – can limit the high-octane offense of the Tigers. Dickey has been pitching much better on the road, as the knuckleballer has a 2.92 ERA with opponents batting just .201 while travelling this season.
Jordan Zimmermann will be making his second start since returning to the rotation following a groin strain. Zimmermann only pitched 5.2 innings in his last outing – tied for his shortest outing of the season – but his pitch count is expected to increase now that he is fully healed from his injury.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Toronto Blue Jays were 118 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bodog. The total was 9 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.5-1.8 result in favor of the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Detroit Tigers sport a record of 30-28 heading into this matchup, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at 31-29 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Toronto injuries news.
The Odds – Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Detroit Tigers at No. 11 and the Toronto Blue Jays at No. 16 heading into this contest.
The game also pits Detroit Tigers No. 10-rated offense, averaging 4.71 runs per game, against a Toronto Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 8 at 4.05 in runs allowed per game. The Detroit Tigers have averaged 9.26 hits per game so far, more than Toronto Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).
Defensively, Toronto features the No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 at home, scoring 5.28 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto lost a tight one on Tuesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 3-2 score against Detroit at Comerica Park.
- Toronto is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto’s last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Toronto’s last 25 games on the road
- Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
- Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit’s last 9 games when playing Toronto
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto home to Baltimore, Thursday, June 9th
Detroit at New York, Friday, June 10th