Toronto vs Detroit MLB Game Information
Any MLB betting fan who knows even a little bit about baseball will make some bold predictions before the season gets started. Bets are made before a ball is thrown, and many of those tickets are now I the trash. Anyone who took the Toronto Blue Jays to win the AL East or World Series at the start of the year were probably a little worried, but those fears have now all been washed away. The Jays will try to keep rolling when they welcome in the Detroit Tigers for a 3-game series on Friday.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers MLB Game Information
Date/Time: August 28, 7:07 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto
TV: SNET, TVA Sports
Opening Lines: Toronto -220, Detroit +204
When the second half of the season got underway, the Toronto Blue Jays (71-55) were right at the .500 mark, and were dealing with bullpen issues that looked set to destroy their season. In the month and a half that followed, the Jays made some moves for new players, and started a meteoric rise that now sees the sit 2 games clear of the Yankees atop the division. It has been an astonishing turnaround, and is one that does not look anywhere near done just yet. The offensive stats that the Jays are posting right now are nothing short of staggering, as they have hammered in 54 runs during their current 5-game win streak.
No team can come close to the 688 runs they have driven home this season, and that has to make their opponents very nervous. That they have tightened up defensively, too, only makes them an even more daunting prospect. R.A. Dickey (8-10, 4.26 ERA) will start on Friday, and has gone unbeaten in his last 7 starts.
The Detroit Tigers (60-66) have a problem right now, and it’s one that the Jays must be delighted about. The Tigers seem unable to keep their opponents off the board, unless of course Justin Verlander is on the mound for them. Verlander has given up just 1 earned run in his last 4 starts, and came ridiculously close to throwing his third career no-hitter on Wednesday night. The rest of the Detroit pitching staff don’t even come close to what he is doing right now, and their opponents are taking advantage of the poor efforts of that staff.
Verlander won’t get a start in this series, so there is the distinct possibility that things could once again get very ugly for the Tigers pitchers. It will be Matt Boyd 91-4, 7.04 ERA) who will get the start against his former club.
Key Betting Trends
- Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games
- Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
If you are a baseball fan that loves to see a lot of runs, this might just be the game for you. I think the Jays will win this in a fashion that will have the Tigers calling for the mercy rule.