Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays 8/21/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers
Date & Time: 8/21/2021, 7:07 PM UTC
Location: Rogers Centre
Latest Odds: TOR -260 ; Total 9.5
TV Channel: SNET

Rogers Centre will play host to a Saturday afternoon MLB battle between the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays. The Tigers (59-65) have split their previous ten games and are 13 games off the pace in the AL Central Division race. Last night, Detroit 2B Jonathan Schoop had two hits and drove in a run during a 4-1 road victory against Toronto in ten innings.

Thirty-two year old righty Wily Peralta (3-2 3.70 ERA) will get the nod for the Tigers on Saturday. In his last five starts, Peralts has given up 21 runs (17 ER) and struck out 15 batters across 23 innings of work.

The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to snap a three-game skid and have fallen five games behind Oakland for the final AL Wild Card spot. During Friday’s disappointing loss, Toronto managed just five hits and went 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position. All-Star 1B Vladimir Guerrero crushed his 36th home run of the season for the Blue Jays (63-57).

The Blue Jays will counter with thirty-four year old southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu (11-6 3.72 ERA). Last time out, Ryu allowed four runs in six plus innings during a 9-3 road loss against Seattle.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Blue Jays are 9-3 in their last 12 games as a home favorite.
  • Under is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 during game 2 of a series.
  • Under is 71-34-8 in Blue Jays last 113 Saturday games.
  • Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.
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Toronto OF George Springer has landed on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 left knee sprain. Through 124 games, Detroit ranks 19th in OPS and 16th in runs scored. For the season, Toronto ranks 1st in OPS and 5th in runs scored. Take the under on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Blue Jays win 5-2.

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