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Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers Betting Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers will mix it up on Thursday for the first of four games between these two American League teams. The Toronto Blue Jays are 22-26 on the season. Toronto is coming off a win over the White Sox on Wednesday.

For the Detroit Tigers, they are 23-26 on the season. The Tigers have dropped four straight, including getting swept by the Kansas City Royals.

The Toronto Blue Jays are -120 on the road at the Detroit Tigers on Friday. The total for this affair is set at 8.5 runs.

Toronto Blue Jays

Kevin Gausman is slated to get the start for the Toronto Blue Jays. Gausman is 2-3 on the season with a 4.89 earned run average. He is making his 10th start of the season. Over 42.1 innings, Gausman has struck out 43 batters, while walking 11.

Toronto has had a tough time scoring runs this season. The Blue Jays are 28th in the league with just 3.7 runs per game. The team is hitting .228 on the season. The power supply has fallen short as well for the Blue Jays, with just 39 homeruns on the season.  Dalton Varsho is tops on the team with 8 on the season.

Toronto will play this four game series on the road at Detroit. After this series, the Blue Jays are in Chicago to take on the White Sox for three games. After next Thursday off, the Blue Jays will host the Pirates for three over the weekend.

Detroit Tigers

Jack Flaherty will throw for Detroit. Flaherty is 1-3 on the season, with a 3.79 earned run average. The former Cardinals righthander has thrown 54.2 innings and struck out 72 batters, while walking just 8.

Detroit, in their four game losing streak have been outscored 32-13 in those four games. The Tigers allowed 26 runs in the three game series against Kansas City. The Tigers are scoring 4.1 runs per game, and have a team batting average of .233 on the season. Detroit has hit just 39 homeruns this season. The Tigers top power threat has been Riley Greene, who has nine homeruns.

The Tigers are starting a six game home stand. After these four against Toronto, they will take Monday off, before hosting the Pirates for two. After that, they are on the road for a weekend series at Boston to end May and start June.

Tigers Top Blue Jays

The Detroit Tigers are going to win this game. We are going to project Jack Flaherty picks up his second win of the season. His strikeout stuff will play well against Toronto in this game.

Our final bet for the game on Thursday is the Detroit Tigers -125 over the Toronto Blue Jays. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your Major League Baseball betting!

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