Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Betting Preview
Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays host Minnesota on Friday, looking to build on their 41-44 mark against the 36-46 Twins in MLB betting action at Rogers Centre.
The Blue Jays will turn to Mark Buehrle and his 4-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Twins send Kevin Correia (6-5) to the hill.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Blue Jays as -171 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
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.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Toronto owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.
Toronto owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 14-rated defense.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 9-5 result against the Yankees on July 4. Bettors who backed the Yankees at +112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 9-5 on Thursday behind a start from David Phelps at Target Field.
The Blue Jays were a 11-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -132 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Toronto was routed on Thursday at Rogers Centre, having a 11-1 loss put on them by the Detroit Tigers in baseball betting action.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Toronto are 1-9
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
A few Twins at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota at Toronto, Saturday, July 6