In today’s MLB betting guide, the Toronto Blue Jays look to bounce back and stay hot against the Detroit Tigers, while both the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers look to snap their streaks.
Detroit Tigers (+170) vs Toronto Blue Jays (-200)
The Blue Jays aren’t going to take their loss to the Kansas City Royals lightly as they should be able to bounce back and do some damage offensively against the Tigers. The Tigers have won two games in a row, but those were against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and while the Blue Jays aren’t as strong on the road as they are at home, they are still one of the top teams in the MLB and have a 15-13 record on the road.
It is an interesting pitching matchup because Jose Berrios of the Blue Jays has struggled much of the year but has put together three solid outings or better in his last four appearances. He often gives up home runs but the Tigers are 30th in the MLB in home runs hit. Pitching for the Tigers is Elvin Rodriguez who the Blue Jays could potentially feast on. He has allowed 18 earned runs in 16 innings but his FIP (fielding independent pitching) is 7.58, which still isn’t very good. The Blue Jays’ bats have been very hot and will likely continue with a favourable matchup on the mound. Take the Blue Jays and the over (O9, -115).
Washington Nationals (+150) vs Milwaukee Brewers (-185)
The Nationals and Brewers both meet on losing streaks. Washington’s is at three games and Milwaukee’s is up to six games after being swept by the surging Philadelphia Phillies and scoring just five runs in three games. The Brewers also had to deal with the San Diego Padres before that, losing the final three games of their four-game series. The Brewers have a very favourable matchup to right the ship and hold first in their division.
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The Brewer’s starter, Aaron Ashby, has pitched well this season and is solid when he’s been tasked with starting games, but he hasn’t got the run support so his record represents that. He will be making his fourth consecutive start and has given up just five earned runs in his last 22.2 innings while striking out 35 batters over that span. On the Nationals’ side, Erick Fedde has pitched below average but hasn’t taken the team out of very many games with his pitching. He’ll give up hits and a lot of walks, which is just what the Brewers need to find their bats. Take the Brewers and under (U8, -105).
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