A pair of underperforming but formidable opponents will collide in Michigan this weekend as the Detroit Tigers host the Toronto Blue Jays
. More than just a battle of wills, the series is relevant to those anxious to capitalize on a trend that’s emerged in the Tigers’ recent track record.
In each of their past 10 games, the Tigers and their opponents have combined to plate more runs than the over/under suggests. That’s what happens when the pitching staff of one of the most prolific hitting teams in the league starts to struggle. In addition to Detroit’s 5.6 runs per game over the span, they’ve allowed an average of 6.5.
This weekend the Tigers will look to gain ground in the AL Central as the Blue Jays look to claw their way up the AL East. Both squads are capable of conference dominance, and both have the talent required for a successful season, yet both teams have coasted safely in the middle of the pack so far.
According to oddsmakers, both teams are decent long-term MLB betting options. The Tigers are 16/1 to win the World Series
compared to Toronto’s 20/1.