Drew Hutchison, PJ Walters take mound in Twins vs Blue Jays tilt
Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Odds
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.
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.
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
Toronto at Minnesota, Sunday, May 13