Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 29 (7/29): MLB

Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 29 (7/29): MLB

Credit: photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:07 p.m. EST
Blue Jays money line -400
Blue Jays run line -1.5 (-185)
Tigers money line +300
Tigers run line +1.5 (+160)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Detroit Tigers Toronto Blue Jays
Record 40-60 55-44
Home / road record 15-33 32-20
Last 10 record 3-7 8-2
Streak L2 W2
Over / under record 38-56-6 53-44-1
Runs / game 3.23 4.89
Runs allowed / game 4.41 4.32

 

Preview

The Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays will play the 2nd game of the series at the Rogers Centre on Friday. The Blue Jays took the win 5-3 in the first game of the series. Matt Chapman hit two home runs, Yusei Kikuchi came off the injured list to pitch five solid innings.

Detroit Tigers

The Tigers get here with a 40-60 record and have lost 7 of their last 10 games. They're averaging 3.23 runs and batting for .229 AVG, 320 runs scored in 746 hits and 59 home runs, ranking #30 in offense, the worst in the league behind the Oakland Athletics. Miguel Cabrera leads the team batting for .287 AVG, Javi Baez is leading in home runs with 9 and 38 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 4.41 runs per game and ranking #19 in the league. Tarik Skubal leads the pitching staff with a 3.67 ERA, 113 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:

Bryan Garcia (2-3, 4.05 ERA) will be on the mound for the Tigers in the 1st game of the series. Garcia is expected to temporarily move into the rotation for Friday's game in Toronto, which would mark the 27-year-old's first start in his first 73 appearances in the big leagues.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays get here with a 55-44 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.89 runs per game and they're batting for .267 AVG, have 479 runs scored in 900 hits and 127 home runs, ranking #3 in offense in the league behind the LA Dodgers. Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the team with .282 ERA, 62 RBI and 21 home runs. Alejandro Kirk is batting for .317 AVG.

Defensively as they are allowing 4.32 runs per game and rank #17 in the league. All-Star Alek Manoah leads the team with a 2.24 ERA and 110 strikeouts recording 11 wins for the Jays.

Probable Pitcher:

Alek Manoah (11-4, 2.24 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in the 2nd game of the series. On Saturday, Manoah earned the victory against Boston, allowing one run on seven hits while striking out seven and walking none over six innings. He has allowed 2 runs on 4 hits with 8 strikeouts in 6.1 innings against the Tigers in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto.

Detroit are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the American League..

The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Toronto's last 11 games against Detroit.

Toronto Blue Jays are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Prediction

The Tigers have struggled against the Blue Jays this season losing 3 of the last 4 head to head games and they'll now have to face one of the best pitchers in the American League. Alek Manoah has been insane this season and has allowed onoly 1 run in each of his last 2 starts. The Blue Jays continue to stay hot offensively averaging 6 runs per game in their last 4 games and the Tigers will send a rookie to face them, good luck with that. Give me the Blue Jays. 

PICK: Blue Jays -1.5 (-185)

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