Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins Matchup

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Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays will face off against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in a Tuesday showdown. Fox Sports North will televise this AL showdown and the game is slated to get underway at 7:40 p.m. ET.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins Odds

Bookmakers have Minnesota (-155) as the favorite over Toronto (+145). You can play matchup’s total with current odds listed at -110 for over 8.5 runs and -110 for under 8.5. This game currently has a runline of Blue Jays +1.5 (-150) and Twins -1.5 (+130).

The Blue Jays have gone 6-11 SU this year and are 7-9 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 6.3 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going and 1.6 units ATS. The Twins, on the other hand, are 8-5 SU and 7-5 ATS. They’ve gained 5.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.9 units ATS.

Minnesota games have had an over/under record of 7-5 so far in 2019. The Blue Jays have an over/under record of 6-10.

Aaron Sanchez will get the start for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Sanchez (1-1, 1.69 ERA) has recorded 16 strikeouts in 16 innings so far. He has yet to face the Twins this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (1-0, 6.00 ERA and two strikeouts over six innings).

The Twins are putting the ball in the hands of righty Kyle Gibson (0-0, 7.71 ERA), who has eight strikeouts and five walks as well as a WHIP of 2.04. Gibson only made one start against the Blue Jays in 2018 (0-0, 3.60 ERA and six strikeouts across five innings).

Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 2.84 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.24 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.14, along with a K/9 of 11.14.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .210/.288/.358 on their way to 3.6 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Toronto’s hitters have been led by Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk. Galvis is hitting .339/.369/.645 with five home runs, 11 RBIs and nine runs scored, while Grichuk (.230/.299/.475) is up to three homers, six RBIs and 11 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Minnesota’s pitching staff has allowed 4.5 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 3.78 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.09 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 9.6 K/9.

The Minnesota hitters are putting up 5.2 runs per contest, including 5.6 per game over its last 10 games and 6.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .294/.355/.559 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Twins’ hitters have been led by shortstop Jorge Polanco and right fielder Max Kepler. Polanco is hitting .420/.464/.720 with 21 hits, four RBIs and seven runs scored, while Kepler’s line sits at .269/.321/.481 with 14 hits, eight RBIs and six runs scored.

The Blue Jays have lost 10.0 units and are 4-8 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in five of those games, compared to seven that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Twins have netted 5.7 units and are 7-5 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in seven of those games, as opposed to five which went under the total.

Blue Jays vs. Twins Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Twins, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in only two of Toronto’s last seven games.
  • The Toronto defense has coughed up 12 errors over the last 10 games, compared to only seven errors for Minnesota over its last 10.
  • The Blue Jays have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • The Blue Jays have an OPS of .645 this season and an OPS of .662 against right-handed pitchers. The Twins’ OPS stands at .813 overall and .790 against righties.