Tigers vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, May 23, 2024

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The Detroit Tigers (23-26) and Toronto Blue Jays (22-26) meet Thursday at Comerica Park, with first pitch at 6:40 PM ET on BSDET. The Tigers are -112 moneyline favorites for the contest, however, the Blue Jays are favored against the spread of 1.5 runs with +154 odds.

Jack Flaherty will get the ball for Detroit while Toronto will counter with Kevin Gausman.

Tigers vs. Blue Jays Odds

  • Tigers odds to win: -112
  • Blue Jays odds to win: -107
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSDET
  • Who Will Win Tigers vs. Blue Jays?

    Tigers and Blue Jays Betting Trends

    The Tigers have won 52.2% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (12-11).

    Detroit has a record of 12-11 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -112 or shorter (52.2% winning percentage).

    This season, the Blue Jays have been the underdog 18 times and won five, or 27.8%, of those games.

    Toronto has a record of 5-13 in games where oddsmakers have it as underdogs of at least -107 on the moneyline.

    The Tigers have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 49 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 26 of those games (26-21-2).

    The Blue Jays and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 20 of their 48 opportunities.

    Tigers Stats & Insights

    The Tigers rank 21st in runs scored with 202, 4.1 per game.

    Detroit is second-worst in MLB action with 39 home runs.

    The Tigers are 19th in the majors with a .232 batting average.

    Detroit strikes out 8.9 times per game to rank 20th in baseball.

    The Tigers pitching staff ranks 10th in the majors with a collective 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings.

    Detroit has the ninth-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.63).

    Blue Jays Stats & Insights

    The Blue Jays are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 29th with just 182 total runs (3.8 per game) this season.

    Toronto’s 40 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.

    The Blue Jays’ .229 batting average ranks 23rd in the league this season.

    Toronto ranks second in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.2 Ks per contest.

    The Blue Jays strike out 8.5 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 16th in MLB.

    Toronto has the 21st-ranked ERA (4.29) in the majors this season.

    Tigers Key Players to Watch

    Flaherty makes the start for the Tigers, his 10th of the season. He is 1-3 with a 3.79 ERA and 72 strikeouts through 54 2/3 innings pitched.

    Riley Greene leads Detroit in homers with nine while also maintaining a team-best .239 batting average.

    Kerry Carpenter is a key run producer for Detroit with a .281 average, six homers and 25 RBI.

    Mark Canha has 36 hits this season and a slash line of .224/.346/.385.

    Wenceel Perez is batting .297 with an OBP of .368 and a slugging percentage of .505 this season.

    Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

    Gausman (2-3) will take the mound for the Blue Jays, his 10th start of the season.

    Daulton Varsho paces the Blue Jays with eight home runs and 25 runs batted in.

    Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s .279 batting average is a team-high mark.

    Bo Bichette is batting .233 with nine doubles, a triple, three home runs and 11 walks.

    Justin Turner is hitting .225 with nine doubles, four home runs and 15 walks.

    Tigers and Blue Jays Injuries

    Tigers: Kenta Maeda: 15 Day IL (Illness), Shelby Miller: 15 Day IL (Ulnar nerve inflammation), Sawyer Gipson-Long: 60 Day IL (Groin), Reese Olson: day-to-day (Hip)

    Blue Jays: Chad Green: 15 Day IL (Teres major), Bowden Francis: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Yariel Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Spine)

    Tigers vs. Blue Jays Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Tigers 5, Blue Jays 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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