Kevin Correia out to silence Blue Jays bats in MLB contest
Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Odds
The Minnesota Twins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Toronto Blue Jays invade Target Field on Saturday.
JA Happ, with a record of 3-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Twins trot Kevin Correia to the mound in this one. He is 9-10 so far in 2013.
The Blue Jays were listed as +-120 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
This game puts the Twins, most recently No. 14 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jays, who rate an American League No. 12 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Blue Jays average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the American League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.
Toronto won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Twins on September 6. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Toronto rolled to a 6-5 win against Minnesota on Friday, as R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Blue Jays at Twins trends to consider:
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Minnesota is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Toronto at Minnesota, Sunday, September 8