Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays Match Preview and Free Picks
Toronto's J.A. Happ won't be pitching north of the border for much longer if he continues his tear as contending teams are sure to line up for the talented left-hander prior to the July 31 trade deadline. Happ tries to further enhance his resume when he vies for his seventh straight victory Sunday as the Blue Jays host the Detroit Tigers on Canada Day in the third contest of their four-game series.
The New York Yankees are among the clubs rumored to be interested in Happ, who is 1-1 with 3.72 ERA in 10 postseason games (three starts) with Philadelphia (2008-09) and Toronto (2016). Happ will be opposed Sunday by Jordan Zimmermann, who has pitched five innings in each of his two starts since returning from the disabled list (right shoulder) with both resulting in no-decisions.
Zimmermann will try to help Detroit snap an 11-game losing streak -- its longest since 2003 -- after Justin Smoak led off the ninth inning with a home run in the Blue Jays' 4-3 victory Saturday, giving them 10 wins in their last 11 home games. Nick Castellanos (.309, 12 home runs, 49 RBIs) hit a two-run homer Saturday and is 11-for-27 with three home runs, eight RBIs and six runs scored in his last seven games for the Tigers, who last lost 12 straight in 1996.
Searching for an Online Sportsbook to place your MBL Baseball Bet? Look no further than Mybookie Sportsbook, one of our highly praised Sports Betting Sites and Get 250$ Welcome Bonus
Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays Starting Pitchers Report
Tigers RH Jordan Zimmermann (2-0, 4.35 ERA): Zimmermann allowed four hits, one walk and struck out three while not yielding a run in Detroit's 5-4 loss to Oakland on Monday. The 32-year-old Wisconsin native permitted four runs (three earned) and four hits with four strikeouts in the Tigers' 7-5 victory over the White Sox in Chicago on June 16 in his first start since May 5. Zimmermann is 1-1 with a 3.93 ERA in three starts versus Toronto but will be pitching at Rogers Centre for the first time.
Blue Jays LH J.A. Happ (10-3, 3.62): Happ allowed three runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out four in six innings of a 6-3 victory at Houston on Monday. The 35-year-old Illinois native is 6-0 with a 2.60 ERA in his last eight starts, including a no-decision when he yielded four runs and struck out eight in five innings of the Blue Jays' 7-4 loss at Detroit on June 2. Castellanos is 9-for-16 and Victor Martinez 2-for-16 against Happ, who is 3-1 with a 4.10 ERA in nine games (eight starts) versus the Tigers.
Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds
|918||Toronto Blue Jays||
Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays Free Predictions and Result
|Blue Jays -187 Over/Under 8½||Blue Jays 3, Tigers 2|
Special Offer and Free Bets
Detroit Tigers Betting Odds Trends
|Detroit is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games|
|Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games|
|Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Detroit's last 17 games on the road|
|Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Toronto|
|Detroit is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto|
|Detroit is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto|
|Detroit is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Toronto|
|The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing on the road against Toronto|
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds Trends
|Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games|
|Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|Toronto is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home|
|Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Detroit|
|Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit|
|Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit|
|Toronto is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Detroit|
|The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing at home against Detroit|
|Next Up: Detroit at Toronto Monday, July 2|