Toronto vs Detroit MLB Odds Analysis

Posted by Aaron . on June 7, 2016 in

On Wednesday afternoon, the Toronto Blue Jays wrap up their midweek series in Detroit against the Tigers. The Tigers (29-28) are tied with the Chicago White Sox for third place in the American League Central after winning the series opener with Toronto, 11-0, on Monday. The Blue Jays (31-28) are in third place in the American League East. Find the latest MLB betting odds here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers MLB Odds Analysis

When: Wednesday, June 8, 1:10pm Eastern time
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit
TV: RSN, FSDT
Radio: 105.7 FM The Fan Baltimore
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: R.A. Dickey (3-6, 4.21 ERA) (TOR) vs Jordan Zimmermann (8-2, 2.58 ERA) (DET)

 

 

Why should you bet on Toronto?

The Blue Jays are starting former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey on the mound, and his ability to throw a knuckleball with control at a speed approaching that of a conventional fastball has extended his career significantly. He has struggled as of late finishing games, as he brought no-hitters into the sixth inning in each of his last two starts but then saw things unravel. The Blue Jays had won 9 of 12 coming into the series opener, so if they can put that 11-0 rout behind them, they can still salvage the series.

Why should you put your money on the Tigers?

Jordan Zimmermann is the starting pitcher for the Tigers. He returned from missing 10 days with a right groin strain to throw 5 â” innings of quality ball against the Chicago White Sox in his last start, and this time the team does not expect to have him on a limited pitch count. Despite the fact that the Blue Jays have a lineup that can rake, none of the current starters have ever hit a home run off Zimmermann.

Expert Pick and Final Prediction

As tough as Dickey’s stuff is to hit, I like Zimmermann to prevail in this pitcher’s duel. The Blue Jays have gotten a lot of press for their stellar offense (and rightly so), but the Tigers have been hitting well lately too. I’m predicting a 6-4 Detroit win.