Tigers vs. Blue Jays Spring Training Game: MLB Picks and Betting Trends
- Feb 28, 2023, 3:35:17 AM
Spring training games are always tricky to predict, especially when both teams are testing out their new rosters for the first time. On February 28, 2023, the Detroit Tigers will face off against the Toronto Blue Jays at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Florida. Here's a breakdown of both team's offenses and pitching and a prediction on the game's outcome.
The Tigers' offense is looking to improve upon a disappointing 2022 season. They have some promising young talent in Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene, who will be looking to make an impact in this game. They'll be supported by veterans like Miguel Cabrera and Jonathan Schoop, who will be looking to prove that they still have what it takes to compete at a high level.
Left-handed pitcher Joey Wentz will be starting on the mound for the Tigers. He hasn't had much major league experience, so it will be interesting to see how he performs against a talented Blue Jays lineup. The Tigers' bullpen is also looking to improve upon their performance from last year, so expect to see a lot of pitchers get a chance to make an impression.
Blue Jays Offense
The Blue Jays have one of the most potent offenses in the league, led by the likes of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, and George Springer. They'll be looking to get off to a strong start in this game and show off their power at the plate.
Blue Jays Pitching
Right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt will be starting for the Blue Jays. He had a solid season in 2022 with the Oakland Athletics, posting a 3.61 ERA and striking out 177 batters in 161 innings pitched. The Blue Jays will be hoping that he can continue that success in this game and throughout the season.
While the Blue Jays have the advantage in both offense and pitching, spring training games can be difficult to predict. The Tigers have some promising young talent and could surprise everyone with a strong performance. That being said, we're still predicting that the Blue Jays will come out on top in this game. Our pick is the Blue Jays to win, with a final score of 5-3.
Pick: Blue Jays (-1.5)