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Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Betting Matchup Report

Minnesota TwinsToronto Blue Jays
July 6, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays battle the visiting Minnesota Twins on Saturday in MLB betting action at Rogers Centre.

It's a pitching duel between R.A. Dickey for the Blue Jays (8-8 on the year) and Michael Pelfrey for Minnesota (3-6 so far).

View Minnesota vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Blue Jays as -186 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 9-ranked Blue Jays and the American League No. 14-rated Twins in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 8 ranked American League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-0 loser on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at -175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Twins were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Toronto staff and losing 4-0 to the Blue Jays on Friday at Rogers Centre.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 1-9
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

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

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

Next up:
Minnesota at Toronto, Sunday, July 7