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Toronto Blue JaysMinnesota Twins
May 13, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Toronto pays a visit to Minnesota on Friday, hoping to shut down the Twins bats in baseball action at Target Field.

Ricky Romero, with a record of 2-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Twins trot Carl Pavano to the mound in this one. He is 2-4 so far in 2011.

View Toronto vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 105 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Twins - Blue Jays odds would favor the Blue Jays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Toronto is at No. 3 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Blue Jays rank No. 7 in the American League at 8.5 hits per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Toronto was a 9-3 winner at home against the Red Sox. Bettors on Toronto at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Blue Jays grabbed a win last time out, defeating John Lackey and the Red Sox 9-3 on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 9-7 result against the Tigers on May 11. Bettors who backed the Tigers at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota suffered a 9-7 loss against Detroit on Wednesday, as Scott Baker wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

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

Next up:
Toronto at Minnesota, Saturday, May 14

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