Blue Jays vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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Blue Jays vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 12, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays (7-4), led by Matt Chapman on a three-game home run streak, are -288 favorites on the moneyline to defeat the Detroit Tigers (2-8). First pitch is set for 7:07 PM ET Wednesday, live from Rogers Centre and airing on MLB Network.

Kevin Gausman takes the mound for Toronto while Eduardo Rodriguez is Detroit’s starter for the contest.

Blue Jays vs. Tigers Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -288
  • Tigers odds to win: +235
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Blue Jays vs. Tigers?

Blue Jays and Tigers Betting Trends

The Blue Jays have gone 5-2 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 71.4% of those games).

Toronto has never played a game this season with moneyline odds of -288 or shorter.

The Tigers have been underdogs in 10 games this season and won two (20%) of those contests.

Detroit has played as an underdog of +235 or more once this season and won that game.

The Blue Jays have played in 11 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total seven times (7-4-0).

The Tigers and their opponents have hit the over in seven of their 10 games with a total this season.

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Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays score the fifth-most runs in baseball (63 total, 5.7 per game).

Toronto averages 1.4 home runs per game to rank eighth in MLB action with 15 total home runs.

The Blue Jays lead MLB with a .289 batting average.

Toronto strikes out 8.4 times per game to rank ninth in MLB.

The Blue Jays pitching staff ranks 17th in the majors with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Toronto has the 21st-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (5.06).

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Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers have scored 30 runs (just 3.0 per game) this season, which ranks last in MLB.

Detroit’s six home runs rank 28th in MLB this season.

The Tigers have a team batting average of just .201 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.

Detroit ranks 13th in strikeouts per game (9.9) among MLB offenses.

The Tigers strike out just 6.4 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, worst in MLB.

Detroit has the 29th-ranked ERA (7.14) in the majors this season.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Gausman (1-1) takes the mound for the Blue Jays to make his third start of the season.

Chapman leads Toronto in runs batted in with 15 while batting .477, which is also best on the team.

Bo Bichette leads Toronto in home runs with four while driving in nine runs and slugging .627.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is slashing .400/.472/.556 this season for the Blue Jays.

George Springer has collected 12 hits this season and has an OBP of .300. He’s slugging .383 on the year.

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Tigers Key Players to Watch

The Tigers’ Rodriguez will make his third start of the season.

Spencer Torkelson has put up a team-best six runs batted in.

Matt Vierling has a club-high .290 batting average.

Riley Greene is batting .256 with a triple, a home run and three walks.

Nick Maton is batting .120 with a double, a home run and six walks.

Blue Jays and Tigers Injuries

Blue Jays: Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Tigers: Austin Meadows: 10 Day IL (Anxiety), Matt Manning: 15 Day IL (Foot), Beau Brieske: 15 Day IL (Arm), Michael Lorenzen: 15 Day IL (Groin), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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Blue Jays vs. Tigers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Blue Jays 5, Tigers 3
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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