Blue Jays VS Tigers Picks & Predictions
Riding a wave of momentum after sweeping the Chicago White Sox, the Toronto Blue Jays will look to continue their winning ways as they take on the Detroit Tigers this weekend. With the Jays currently holding on to the final spot in a heated AL Wild Card race, this weekend series will be pivotal in maintaining their spot in the postseason.
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Blue Jays VS Tigers Picks & Predictions
Back the Blue Jays to Pull Off the Series Sweep on the Road
After winning two of their three head-to-head meetings so far this season, the Blue Jays are a great bet to make on the moneyline.
After looking strong in their sweep of the White Sox, the Jays seem to finally be clicking at the right time. With top producers Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Whit Merrifield all starting to catch fire, the Jays are beginning to showcase the tremendous upside they were projected to have during the offseason.
The Tigers have once again had a mediocre season, currently 12th in the American League and 10 games under .500. Coming off a disappointing series loss at the hands of the lowly Oakland Athletics, the Tigers have hit a new low point in their season.
Bank on the Blue Jays to handle business on the road, dominating the series from start-to-finish, and earning you a sizeable payday when you back them on the moneyline this weekend.
Look for a Competitive Series with Few Runs Scored (Under 9)
The first series meeting between these two teams resulted in competitive clashes, with the score staying low throughout nine innings of play. With this trend set to continue, bet the Under on the Blue Jays VS Tigers this weekend.
With the Blue Jays set to control the tempo of the series, expect to see them put emphasis on their defensive play, utilizing strong pitching as well as their world-class outfielders to prevent big scoring plays from the Tigers.
The Tigers have been one of the better teams this season at hitting the Over this year, but with the Jays having scored Under nine combined runs in two of their last three games, look for the score to stay low and in favour of the road team.
Bet smart this weekend and hammer the Under as neither team scores at a high rate, resulting in Under nine combined runs being scored, and watch as your account balance rises while the score stays low.
Best Blue Jays VS Tigers Batter Prop Bets
Matt Chapman Over 1.5 Total Bases
Having been one of the Blue Jays most consistent offensive talents throughout the 2023 season, look for Matt Chapman to act as a scoring threat during this weekend series, tallying Over 1.5 total bases.
In the second leg of their doubleheader yesterday evening, Chapman was a major boost to the Jays lineup, racking up six total bases during the contest. Currently third on the Jays in total bases, knab yourself a plus money win on this player prop bet as Chapman strings together an impressive showing this weekend.
Spencer Torkelson Over 0.5 Hits
A regular source of offence for the Tigers, Spencer Torkelson is a stellar bet to record Over 0.5 hits against the Blue Jays. Having recorded a hit in seven of his last eight appearances, Torkelson is poised to provide a spark to his team this weekend.
With five total hits in his last five games played, Torkelson is always a threat to generate a scoring play whenever he steps up to bat. Having recorded a hit in each game payed against the Blue Jays so far this season, look for this trend to continue as he earns Over 0.5 hits in each game this weekend.
Blue Jays VS Tigers Probable Pitchers this Weekend
Alex Faedo (July 7th)
Set to make his return from the 15-day IL, Alex Faedo will get the starting nod in the opening tilt of the Blue Jays VS Tigers series this weekend.
A pitcher that relies heavily on his stellar fastball, Faedo has struggled to put his team in a winning position in 2023. Sporting a weak 5.54 ERA, look for the Blue Jays to welcome Faedo back by blasting deep shots downfield, continuing his poor play in his return.
Matt Manning (July 8th)
Still trying to find his footing in the MLB, look for third-year pitcher Matt Manning to have a tough time against the Blue Jays this weekend.
After allowing five or more hits in three of his four starts in 2023, expect the Jays to have a field day with Manning on the mound. Manning got the starting nod against the Jays the last time these teams squared off, six hits in six innings, including three home runs, while only managing to strikeout three batters.
Look for the Jays to have success against Manning, recording another dominant performance at his expense. Be sure to fade Manning this weekend as his struggles continue this weekend.
Tarik Skubal (July 9th)
After making his season debut against the Athletics earlier this week, a quick turnaround is in store for Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal this weekend. After throwing six strikeouts in four scoreless innings, expect to see Skubal provide a strong showing in limited time on the mound.
Looking cool under pressure in his first start of the season, Skubal may be worth investing in this weekend as he looks to provide another strong showing for his club.
Alek Manoah (July 7th)
Hoping to turn his season around, Alek Manoah is making his return to the major leagues after spending time in AAA and AA. Even in the minor leagues, Manoah struggled mightily to keep his team out of trouble.
Having allowed 11 runs on 10 hits in only 2.2 innings played in AAA ball, the former Cy Young candidate appears to be fundamentally broken. Experiencing a steep decline from his stellar 2022 campaign, stay away from any bets in favour of the struggling pitcher on Friday until he is able to prove he belongs back in the starting rotation for the Jays.
Kevin Gausman (July 8th)
Looking to continue his All-Star output, Kevin Gausman is always a great bet to record Over his projected strikeout total. After piling up 11 Ks against the Tigers previously this season, Gausman is primed to punch-out ample batters throughout tonight’s tilt.
Possessing a feared fastball, clubs have been unable to best the Jays ace. Sporting a solid 3.04 ERA through 18 starts, Gausman is sure to have a fantastic performance against the Tigers this weekend.
Chris Bassitt (July 9th)
With the Blue Jays hoping to cap off their weekend series on a high note, they’ve got a great shot at finishing strong with Chris Bassitt at the mound. Having played well as of late, Bassitt is poised to keep the Tigers at bay, keeping his team ahead on the scoreboard as a result.
After failing to secure the win against the Tigers his last time out against them, it’s tough to place blame on Bassitt. Having stuck out seven batters and only allowing two total runs, look for Bassitt to once again diminish the output of the Tigers, providing his offence with a chance to runaway with the ball game on the scoreboard.