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Drew Hutchison, PJ Walters take mound in Twins vs Blue Jays tilt

Toronto Blue JaysMinnesota Twins
May 12, 7:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Odds

18-15TEAM RECORD9-23

The visiting Blue Jays hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins.

PJ Walters gets the call for the Minnesota Twins and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Drew Hutchison brings a 1-1 ledger to the game for the Blue Jays as he tries to quiet the Twins bats.

View Toronto vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Toronto before the first pitch in this match will find them as 105-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The Twins sit at No. 14 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jays sit at an American League No. 4 on the same chart.


How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 7.8 hits per game. The Blue Jays average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.4 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

The Blue Jays were a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +122 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. The Blue Jays endured a 7-6 loss at the hands of the Twins on Friday, with Kyle Drabek throwing 4 1/3 innings of 4-hit ball at Target Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 9-1
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 1-9
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

A few Blue Jays at Twins trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games at home
Minnesota is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games at home
Minnesota is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Toronto at Minnesota, Sunday, May 13