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Minnesota Twins Starter Ricky Nolasco Out to Silence Toronto Blue Jays Bats in MLB Contest

Target Field hosts an MLB battle between the Minnesota Twins and the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Drew Hutchison gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday; he's 4-1 on the season. The Minnesota Twins, meanwhile, will counter with Ricky Nolasco, who will be looking to improve on his 5-1 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Twins were listed as -114 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6-5.3 victory 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

Minnesota (29-19) will face the 23-28 Blue Jays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Toronto injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Minnesota Twins) and the No. 6 (Toronto Blue Jays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota Twins No. 6 ranked offense (4.56 runs per game) against a Toronto Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 27 at 4.65 runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have been averaging 8.69 hits per game, less than the Toronto Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.69 hits on average).

Toronto brings the No. 27-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins's No. 13-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jays were saddled with a loss last time out in Aaron Sanchez's start, as they lost 3-2 against Minnesota on Saturday at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
  • Minnesota is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing Toronto

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Washington, Monday, June 1st
Minnesota at Boston, Monday, June 1st