Blue Jays vs. Tigers - 8/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (60-67) at Toronto Blue Jays (71-56)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 28, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Matt Boyd (1-4) (7.04) vs. R Dickey (8-10) (4.26)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -240 / Detroit Tigers +220 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Tigers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Tigers have won five of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 154 RBI and 59 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias with 109 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last eight road games. Matt Boyd gets the ball, and he’s 1-4 with a 7.04 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This is Boyd’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 146 hits and 101 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Kevin Pillar have combined for 122 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won six of their last eight home games. R.A. Dickey takes the hill, and he’s 8-10 with a 4.26 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. Dickey is 6-3 with a 4.05 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in their last 5 Friday games. The Blue Jays are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 7-0 in Dickeys last 7 starts. The over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.
It's really hard to fade the Blue Jays with the way they're playing, as they've been on absolute fire for the last month or so. The Blue Jays have won seven straight with Dickey on the hill. The Tigers don't seem like the team that's going to cool Toronto off.