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Toronto favored by 113 against Minnesota on Friday

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Sep 6, 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.

R.A. Dickey gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Blue Jays on this day; he's 11-12 on the season. The Twins, meanwhile, will counter with Michael Pelfrey, who will be looking to improve on his 5-10 mark.

View Toronto vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota was a +113 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
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. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 14-rated defense.

In their last action, Toronto was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Arizona at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Toronto lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Arizona at Chase Field.

The Twins were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in Liam Hendriks' start, as they lost 6-5 against Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Blue Jays at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Toronto is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Minnesota, Saturday, September 7

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