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Marco Estrada, Ervin Santana Take Mound in Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Tilt

MLB wagering interest swings to the Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins battle on Thursday at Target Field as the Twins try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Marco Estrada gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday; he's 1-2 on the season. The Minnesota Twins, meanwhile, will counter with Ervin Santana, who will be looking to improve on his 1-2 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Minnesota Twins as 128 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.0-4.3 win for the Twins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins bring a 10-29 record to the battle against the 19-21 Blue Jays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Toronto injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Twins rated this week at No. 28 and the Toronto Blue Jays sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Minnesota Twins No. 26-ranked scoring average of 3.62 runs per game, against a Toronto Blue Jays offense rated No. 22 and scoring 4 runs per game. The Twins have averaged 8.13 hits per game to date this season, more than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (7.79 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 29-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto suffered a 6-3 loss against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, as R Dickey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rogers Centre.

The Twins hope to make more contact than they did in their start against J Verlander, who struck out 10 batters in 6-3 loss on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Toronto's last 18 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Minnesota, Friday, May 20th