Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 5/26/2024

The Toronto Blue Jays (23-28) travel to face off against the Detroit Tigers (25-27) on Sunday, May 26th. This game will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit and televised on BSDET. The Tigers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blue Jays are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Tigers. First pitch is set for 11:35 ET.

Blue Jays vs Tigers

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Detroit picked up a 2-1 win over the Blue Jays in the most recent game of this series. The Tigers had a two-run first inning and didn’t score another run until the 7th. As for the Blue Jays, they scored their only run in the 7th and had just three hits in the game.

Reese Olson started for the Tigers and picked up the win, going 6 1/3 innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with just four strikeouts but induced seven groundouts. Tyler Holton got the save.

José Berríos had a good outing for the Blue Jays in the losing effort, going seven innings and giving up two earned runs. He finished the game with five strikeouts.

Toronto is 23-28 overall this season, and they are 12.5 games behind the Yankees in the AL East. The Blue Jays have gone 7-8 in divisional games this year. Toronto is also looking to snap a two-game losing streak, with their overall record coming on a 4-6 mark over their last 10 games.

At home, the Blue Jays are 12-12 this year and 11-16 on the road. As the favorite, Toronto has gone 17-14, and they are 6-14 as the underdog. So far, they are 5-5 as the road favorite this year.

When the Blue Jays win, they win big, with an average run margin of 3.3 runs per game. But when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -4.0 runs per game. Overall, their run differential is -0.7 runs per game, and they are 24-27 against the run line this season. They are 14-13 against the run line on the road and have covered in their last two road games.

The Toronto Blue Jays are on the road today against the Detroit Tigers. The over/under line for the game is set at 8 runs, which is right in line with their season average of 8.3 runs per game. The Blue Jays have gone over the total in 21 of their 50 games this season, and their over/under record when the line is set at 8 runs is 6-7-1. Their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs, and 43.1% of their games have had lines set higher than 8 runs. Their last two games have gone under the total.

Yusei Kikuchi Gets The Start For The Blue Jays

Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi is getting the start for the Blue Jays today as he faces the Tigers on the road. He has made 10 starts this year and has a record of 2-4 with an ERA of 2.64. Kikuchi’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.12. In his 10 starts, he has turned in six quality starts and is averaging 9.47 strikeouts per nine innings. Kikuchi’s most recent outing came on May 21st, where he took the loss, giving up two earned runs in six innings of work. Before that, he had gone three straight starts without taking the loss.

Blue Jays Offense Breakdown

So far this season, the Blue Jays are averaging just 3.8 runs per game, which is 26th in the MLB. They have been slightly better at home, averaging 4 runs per contest. Overall, they are batting .232, which is 17th in the league, and are 12th in home runs. Toronto is one of the league’s best teams at avoiding strikeouts but is near the bottom of the league in terms of their team OPS.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. comes into the game with a four-game hitting streak and has gone 12/34 in his last nine games. For the season, he is hitting .289 with five homers. Daulton Varsho has gone deep a team-high nine times but is batting just .208 for the season. Varsho has also struggled of late, going just 6/29 in his last eight games.

Detroit is 25-27 overall and 10 games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. The Tigers are 4th in the division and have gone 10-9 in AL Central games this year. They have won two straight games, and this came after dropping three straight.

At home, the Tigers are 12-14 this year and 13-13 on the road. So far, they have been slightly better as the underdog, where they are 12-15. As the favorite, Detroit has gone 13-12 this year. The Tigers’ overall series record is 7-7-2, and they have dropped two straight series at home.

When the Tigers win, they do so by an average of 3.3 runs per game, but when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.2 runs per game. Their run line record is 22-30, and they are 7-19 against the run line at home. They are 15-11 against the run line on the road and 17-10 as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line for the Detroit Tigers’ game against the Toronto Blue Jays is set at 8 runs. The Tigers’ games have averaged 8.2 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 27-23. When the over/under line has been set at 8 runs, the Tigers have gone 4-7-2. Overall, 32.7% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs, while 42.3% have had lower lines. The under has hit in the Tigers’ last two games.

Casey Mize Gets The Start For The Tigers

So far this season, Casey Mize has made nine starts and has a record of 1-3 with an ERA of 4.57. Mize’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.35. In his last outing, Mize took the loss, going just 1 2/3 innings and giving up six earned runs. Looking back over his last three starts, Mize has given up at least one homer in each outing. The right-hander has made four quality starts this year, and his ERA at home is 2.78 compared to 10.13 on the road.

Tigers Offense Breakdown

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Over the past nine games, Kerry Carpenter has gone 9/26 with three home runs and 11 RBIs. Carpenter is the Tigers’ leader in RBIs this season, and his eight homers is the 2nd most in the league. Riley Greene is also a big threat in the lineup, as he has gone deep nine times this season, which is 8th best in the league. However, he is batting just .230 for the year.

As a team, the Tigers are averaging 4.1 runs per game, which is 20th in the league. They have been a better offensive team on the road, averaging 4.5 runs per contest. Detroit is also just 13th in home runs this season and have a team batting average of .231.

Blue Jays vs Tigers Prediction

Getting the Tigers at +111 on the money line is a great value pick for today’s Blue Jays vs. Tigers matchup. Our predicted final score is 5-4 in favor of the Tigers, giving you a chance to get them on the money line.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Casey Mize has the sixth-best odds of picking up a win compared to Yusei Kikuchi, who is 14th. Mize is also projected to finish with four strikeouts, while Kikuchi is projected to finish with six.

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