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Toronto favored by 130 against Minnesota on Thursday

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

Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Minnesota and Toronto on Thursday, with the host Twins trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Twins will rely on Jason Marquis to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Henderson Alvarez will be his counterpart for the Blue Jays. Jason Marquis is 2-1 this season, and Henderson Alvarez is 2-2.

View Toronto vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Twins in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +130 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 14-rated Twins and the league No. 4-ranked Blue Jays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.4 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.3 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Toronto won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Athletics on May 9. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at -158 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Blue Jays hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Brandon Morrow struck out 10 batters in 5-2 victory on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Angels at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -148 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota suffered a 6-2 loss against Los Angeles on Wednesday, as Carl Pavano wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 9-1
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Blue Jays at Twins trends to consider:
Toronto is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 15 games when playing Toronto
Minnesota is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
Toronto at Minnesota, Friday, May 11

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