Toronto Blue Jays (25-31) vs Detroit Tigers (25-30)Date : 06/02/2018
Time : 7:10 PM ET
Location : Comerica Park
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Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers
The Tigers will welcome the Blue Jays to Comerica Park as the two teams will go head to head in a 3 game series. The Tigers are 2nd in the AL Central while the Blue Jays are 4th in the AL East. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season.
Toronto Blue Jays's Latest Performance :
The Blue Jays are coming off a series sweep against the Red Sox, the Blue Jays are 2-4 at the moment in their 9 game road trip. The Blue Jays had a disappointing May, as they finished the month with a 9-19 record. Up next on the road are the Tigers. The Red Sox were a tough matchup for the Blue Jays as they hope they can turn things around when they visit the Tigers in Detroit. The Blue Jays haven’t been good on the road this season they have a road record of 13-14 on the season. The Blue Jays did not win back to back games at all in May. They have to do a better job at closing out games as the Blue Jays left four batters on base and went 1 for 4 with runners in scoring position in the 9th inning. They haven’t been able to generate runs all season the team OPS is at .693 ranked them 25th and 29th respectively a 5.35 ERA in 28 games. They are 9-23 this season when the opposing team scores first.
Teoscar Hernandez drilled his eighth homer of the year. He struck off on Eduardo Rodriguez in the sixth inning, tying the game with a two-run homer. He is slashing .247/.296/.506 batting line over 166 at-bats this year. I expect him to play well on the road against the Tigers. Kendrys Morales went 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs he now has a total of 17 RBIs on the year improving his slash line to .203/.277/.341 he is starting to pick things up again after going through a 0 for 24 slump.
Pitching for the Blue Jays will be J.A. Happ has struck out at least eight in seven starts this season, which after his last outing was tied for the fourth-most in the Majors. He leads the Blue Jays with six quality starts and he allowed two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings last time out.
Detroit Tigers's Latest Performance :
After a hard-fought series against the Angels, they have now won 5 of their last 7 games, the Tigers will now play the Blue Jays in a 3 game series. The Tigers are a solid team at home this season, they are 16-12 on the year. The Tigers were able to put up 17 runs against the Angels. The Tigers are ranked 18th in scoring with 234 runs scored this season, the Tigers are 2nd in the AL Central division still with a losing record of 25-30 however they are in the weakest division in the Major. The Tigers were able to attack the Angels bullpen by putting up 5 runs in the 6th inning. The level of pitching in the MLB is extremely high one bad pitcher the batters will take advantage of the opportunity.
Niko Goodrum went 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored. He holds an impressive .797 OPS with 5 home runs and 5 stolen bases in 39 games this season and should continue to get regular playing time moving forward. Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-3 and drove in a run. He doubled twice in the ballgame but it was his sixth-inning single that produced the RBI with 5 homers on the year. He has a .325/.371/.507 slash line with five homers, 29 RBI and 28 runs scored in 52 games.
Pitching for the Tigers will be Matt Boyd. He tossed five scoreless innings on two hits against the Angels on Monday despite three walks, keeping their right-handed hitters off-balance. He owns an ERA of 3.00 ERA and 1.07 WHIP through 10 starts.
How Toronto Blue Jays & Detroit Tigers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Tigers are 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Blue Jays are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. American League Central.
Against The Spread Selection: Toronto Blue Jays
My reason for the pick :
The Blue Jays should be able to pick up the win on the road against the Tigers as Happ will be controlling the mound for the Blue Jays. He will put up a masterful pitching performance and will shutout the Tigers batters not giving them a chance to score a run. Have an elite pitcher on the team is very important because they help ease the pressure off the batter when batting and put his team in the position to win.
Blue Jays to win on the road over the Tigers.
Betting trends for Toronto Blue Jays:
- Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Betting trends for Detroit Tigers:
- Tigers are 10-4 in their last 14 home games.