Blue Jays vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, April 13, 2023

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Blue Jays vs. Tigers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 13, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Detroit Tigers (2-9) will try to end their six-game losing streak when they visit the Toronto Blue Jays (8-4) on Thursday at 7:07 PM ET on MLB Network. Bookmakers consider the Blue Jays to be -241 favorites for the contest, while the Tigers are +198 underdogs looking for the upset.

Chris Bassitt will get the ball for Toronto while Detroit will counter with Spencer Turnbull.

Blue Jays vs. Tigers Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -241
  • Tigers odds to win: +198
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

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Blue Jays and Tigers Betting Trends

The Blue Jays have won six of the eight games they were favored on the moneyline this season (75%).

Toronto has played as moneyline favorites of -241 or shorter in only two games this season, which it won both.

This season, the Tigers have been the underdog 11 times and won two of those games.

Detroit is 2-4 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +198 or more on the moneyline.

The Blue Jays have had an over/under set by bookmakers 12 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in seven of those games (7-5-0).

The Tigers and their opponents have gone over the total this season in seven of their 11 opportunities.

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Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays are the fourth-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 5.6 runs per game (67 total).

Toronto ranks 11th in baseball with 15 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.

The Blue Jays lead the majors with a .289 batting average.

Toronto’s hitters strike out 8.2 times per game, the seventh-fewest strikeouts in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Blue Jays has a collective 8.8 K/9, which ranks 15th in the majors.

Toronto has the 18th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.84).

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Tigers Stats & Insights

The Tigers have scored 33 runs (just 3.0 per game) this season, which ranks last in MLB.

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

The Tigers have a team batting average of just .198 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.

Detroit ranks 18th with an average of 10.0 strikeouts per game.

The Tigers average just 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, worst in the league.

Detroit pitchers have a combined ERA of 6.74 ERA this year, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Bassitt (1-1) gets the starting nod for the Blue Jays, his third this season.

Matt Chapman leads Toronto in batting average (.489) and runs batted in (15) this season.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 20 hits and an OBP of .491 to go with a slugging percentage of .563 this season.

Bo Bichette is slugging .582 this season, with a team-high four home runs. He’s also collected nine RBI.

George Springer has collected 14 hits this season and has an OBP of .309. He’s slugging .385 on the year.

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Tigers Key Players to Watch

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

Spencer Torkelson leads the Tigers with six runs batted in.

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

Nick Maton paces the Tigers in home runs (two) and runs batted in (six).

Kerry Carpenter is hitting .231 with three doubles, a home run and four 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 7, Tigers 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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