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Bo Bichette of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning as we look at our Blue Jays-Tigers player props.
Bo Bichette of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

The Toronto Blue Jays have finally found some momentum, winning four of their last five games, and look to keep it going on Friday against the Detroit Tigers. Here's our Blue Jays vs. Tigers player props based on the best MLB odds.

If you squint just right while holding several four-leaf clovers and touch every piece of wood in sight, there might still be hope for the Toronto Blue Jays.

While the quality of competition is currently lower than the temperature in a Toronto winter, the Blue Jays' run production has been impressive recently. That turn of events is particularly exciting for a team that previously struggled with runners in scoring position, even if given a head start.

The Blue Jays are coming off a 9-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. This marks the third time in the last five games they've tallied nine runs, averaging 6.4 runs per game during this stretch. This is a significant improvement for a team that still sits tied for 26th overall in run production, averaging just 3.9 runs per game. Can the Jays keep rolling on Friday with a suddenly effective Alek Manoah on the mound?

Here are our best Blue Jays vs. Tigers player props and MLB picks (odds via our best MLB betting sites; Pick confidence is based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Blue Jays vs. Tigers player props

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Blue Jays vs. Tigers expert picks

Alek Manoah Over 2.5 earned runs allowed ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Even if you believe Manoah is on his way to rebounding, the pitcher we're seeing now could be different than the one who thrived in 2022 en route to finishing third in Cy Young voting.

He's never been a flamethrower and has been heavily reliant on mixing in his once very effective slider to keep hitters off balance. He's still doing that now, but a different approach is factoring in early during 2024.

Manoah rarely threw his changeup during his early days, and it was seen on just 9.3% of his pitches in 2021, and only 11.2% during 2022. But now in 2024 his changeup usage has gradually inched up to 13.6%, and he's facing a Tigers lineup that boasts six hitters with an expected slugging percentage over .400 over better against changeups, according to Baseball Savant.  

If Manoah regresses, a $10 wager at these -111 odds will lead to a $19 payout at a 52.63% win probability.

Best odds: -111 via Betway

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Daulton Varsho Over 1.5 total bases ⭐⭐⭐⭐

As expected, Varsho has come down from the stratospheric heights he reached earlier in the season. But he's still been productive, though with a clear approach to selling out for as much power as he can muster.

Varsho may never flirt with a high batting average. But when he does make contact, it's usually of the missile variety. His slugging percentage has soared compared to 2023, going from .389 to .458.

Being nearly halfway to his home run total a year ago already is certainly a factor (he's clubbed nine so far, and finished with 20 in 2023). But he's also an extra-base machine overall. Varsho has notched 33 hits through 47 games, and 19 have gone for extra bases.

That includes three over his last two games, with his latest dinger coming Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox. Better yet, the righty masher will now get to tee off against Matt Manning, who's allowing a .339 batting average and .979 OPS to lefties.

A $10 bet on these +110 odds pays out $21, with implied odds of 47.62%.

Best odds: +110 via Betway

Bo Bichette Over 2.5 hits + runs + RBIs ⭐⭐⭐  

Bichette's season has taken a sudden U-turn after he was careening toward rock bottom. His bat-to-ball skills are simply too great for his struggles to continue, and he's now posted a .773 OPS in May. That's still merely fine by his standards, but it's miles above his .577 OPS in April and March.

The surge has come lately too as Bichette's temperature rises, with the shortstop recording multi-hit games in three of his last four outings. That includes three hits against the Tigers on Thursday and a whopping four against the White Sox on Monday, three of which went for extra bases.

Inevitably, even the offensively challenged Blue Jays will put a man or two on base before balls sail into the outfield off Bichette's bat. He's logged five of his 20 RBIs on the season across his last four contests, too, and scored three runs.

Ride the inferno-level bat here, and capitalize on the even-money odds while that price lasts. A $10 wager would lead to a $20 profit on implied odds of 50%.

Best odds: +100 via Betway

Blue Jays vs. Tigers game info & odds

  • When: Friday, May 24
  • First pitch: 6:40 p.m. ET
  • Where: Comerica Park, Detroit
  • How to watch: Sportsnet
  • Favorite: Blue Jays (-120 via Betway)

Blue Jays-Tigers player props made Friday at 9:40 a.m. ET.

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