Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction MLB Picks 5/26/24

Detroit Tigers (25-27) vs Toronto Blue Jays (23-28)

Game Info: Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 11:35 am (Comerica Park)

Casey Mize (1-3) (4.57) vs Yusei Kikuchi (2-4) (2.64)

Betting Odds: Detroit Tigers +110 / Toronto Blue Jays -130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, May 26th at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. To formulate this prediction for game four in the series, we will examine:

  • The Blue Jays recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Tigers recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Toronto 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Detroit
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Toronto and Detroit
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Toronto and Detroit

Blue Jays Continue to Trail in the AL East 

The Toronto Blue Jays are 23-28 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Toronto won game one in this series by a score of 9-1 on Thursday, but they only scored three runs in games two and three. Prior to this series, the Blue Jays won two out of three against the White Sox, lost two out of three against the Rays, and split a two game set with the Orioles. Toronto has lost six of their last ten games and they are last in the AL East. 

The Toronto pitching staff has a 4.19 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average. The Blue Jays offense has scored 194 runs with a .232 batting average and a .309 on base percentage. Daulton Varsho is batting .208 with nine home runs and 27 RBI’s for the Blue Jays this season. Toronto is 28th in runs scored this season, but they have scored at least four runs in five of their last eight games. 

Tigers Going For Three Straight 

The Detroit Tigers are 25-27 this year and they have lost five of their last seven games. Detroit dropped game one in the series, but they did win games two and three by scores of 6-2 and 2-1. Prior to this series, the Tigers were swept by the Royals, won two out of three against the Diamondbacks, and lost two out of three against the Marlins. Detroit has lost 14 of their last 21 games and they are fourth in the AL Central behind Cleveland, Kansas City, and Minnesota

The Detroit pitching staff has a 3.63 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a .234 opponent batting average. The Tigers offense has scored 211 runs with a .231 batting average and a .302 on base percentage. Kerry Carpenter is batting .285 with eight home runs and 29 RBI’s for the Tigers this season. Detroit has scored three runs or fewer in five of their last six games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Toronto is Yusei Kikuchi, who is 2-4 with a 2.64 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP over 58.0 innings pitched this season. Kikuchi has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. The projected starting pitcher for Detroit is Casey Mize, who is 1-3 with a 4.57 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP over 45.1 innings pitched this year. Mize haș allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his last five starts, but did allow 11 earned runs and 18 hits in the other two outings. 

Why the Detroit Tigers will win

The Blue Jays have lost each of their last four games against American League opponents following a road loss.The Tigers have won 18 of their last 24 day games against American League opponents that held a losing record.

Why the Toronto Blue Jays will win

The Tigers have lost each of their last 12 Sunday day games against AL East opponents.The Blue Jays have won six of their last seven games at Comerica Park following a road loss.The Tigers have failed to cover the run line each of their last four day games against teams that held a losing record.The Blue Jays have covered the run line in five of their last six games against the Tigers following a loss.

Total Runs Facts

Eight of the Blue Jays' last nine road games against American League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.Nineteen of the last 23 games between the Blue Jays and Tigers have gone UNDER the total runs line.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction 

Both of these teams have had their struggles this season, especially offensively, but Detroit will look for the series win in this matchup. The Tigers are just 12-14 at home this year, but their pitching staff has been very good so far this year. Toronto is 11-16 on the road and their offense has been extremely inconsistent this season. Detroit is starting Mize, who has been great in his last three home starts. Toronto is going with Kikuchi, who has been great this year. With both teams struggling offensively and a solid pitching matchup, my Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers prediction is for this game to go under the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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