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Nick Blackburn out to silence Blue Jays bats in MLB contest

Toronto Blue JaysMinnesota Twins
May 11, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Minnesota Twins look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Blue Jays arrive at Target Field on Friday.

The match puts starter Kyle Drabek for the Blue Jays on the hill facing Nick Blackburn for the Twins. Drabek brings a 2-3 mark to the game, while Blackburn is 0-4 to date on the season.

View Toronto vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as +125 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 14 in the American League and the Blue Jays at No. 4 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Minnesota and its American League No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 3.4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 4 lineup of the Blue Jays at 4.8 runs per outing.

Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.2 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Toronto was a 6-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as -155 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Blue Jays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jason Marquis and the Twins 6-2 on Thursday at Target Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 9-1
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Blue Jays at Twins trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Toronto at Minnesota, Saturday, May 12