Stephen Nover's MLB Underdog Special
Toronto vs. Detroit,
07/20/2019 18:10 EDT,
Score: 7 - 5
Money Line: +111 Detroit
If the Tigers are ever going to win again this is their spot. This isn't so much a play on Detroit as a fade on the road Blue Jays and taking a plus price.
Toronto is pitching rookie Trent Thornton, who usually is bad three out of every four starts. He has a 5.25 ERA on the season. Toronto has lost eight of its last 11 away games. The Blue Jays are 1-5 in Thornton's last six road outings.
Southpaw Daniel Norris is slated to start for Detroit. Norris hasn't been good this year, but he won't lack motivation against his former team. The only time the Blue Jays have faced Norris was seeing him in relief. Norris held Toronto scoreless in 3 1/3 career innings.
The Blue Jays have lost 35 of the past 52 times when opposing a lefty starter.