|Written by Michael|
Bet on the MLBThe Toronto Blue Jays remain south of the Canadian border and travel to Motown tonight to begin a three game series versus the Detroit Tigers. The first pitch is scheduled to be thrown in Comerica Park at 7:05ET.
The Blue Jays spent the weekend in the Lone Star State where they dropped the last 2 of 3 to the Texas Rangers. Toronto (56-65) comes into this one as the AL East cellar dweller. They have lost 7 of their last 10 and are 25-35 away from Ontario.
On the other hand, Detroit (64-57) remains in a race with Chicago for the top spot in the AL Central. They trail the White Sox by 2 games after losing 2 of 3 to the Orioles opening this current 9 game homestand. They are also in pursuit of the AL wild card, trailing by 1.5 games. The Tigers are 34-25 in Motown.
Tonight's pitchers are the struggling southpaw Ricky Romero (8-10, 5.53 ERA) for the Blue Jays who has lost 9 of his past 10 starts with a no decision. Righthander Max Scherzer (12-6, 4.41 ERA) goes for the Tigers and always seems to do well against the Jays. Against left-handed pitchers, the Tigers are 18-18 overall, and 1-3 in their last 10. Against righties, the Blue Jays are 43-44 on the season and 3-4 in their last 10.
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games, and 2-8 SU in their last 10 road games. Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home, and 17-5 SU in their last 22 home games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Tigers' last 7 games, and the total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 8 games at home.
Between these two teams, the total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the Tigers' last 6 games when playing at home against the Jays.
Detroit is heavily favored from Betroyal sportsbook at a -$210, while Toronto is a +$175. As the favorite, the Tigers are 48-41 this season, and 3-5 in their last 10. The Jays, as the dog, are 26-42 overall, and 3-6 in their last 10. The over/under of 9 total runs is on a $115/$100 moneyline.
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