Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction 5/10/2024

The Minnesota Twins (22-15) travel to face off against the Toronto Blue Jays (17-20) on Friday, May 10th. This game will be played at Rogers Centre in Toronto and televised on BSN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 7:07 ET.

Twins vs Blue Jays

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Heading into their last game vs. the Mariners, the Twins closed out the series with an impressive 11-1 win. Leading up to the game, they were the slight favorite at -113 on the money line. It was a big first inning for the Twins, as they scored five runs right out of the gates. The Mariners could only score one run, and that came in the 2nd inning.

Pablo Lopez put together a good start for the Twins, going 6 1/3 innings and giving up just one earned run, and picking up the win. Minnesota’s offense was carried by Max Kepler, who went 2/4 with a homer and two RBIs.

Minnesota is on the road today to take on the Blue Jays, having won two straight games. The Twins are 22-15 overall, putting them 3rd in the AL Central, 1.5 games behind the Guardians for the division lead. So far, they have gone 12-7 against other teams in the AL Central.

As the favorite, the Twins have been good this year, going 18-7, and they are 4-8 as the underdog. Minnesota has been really good on the road as the favorite, going 10-1 this season. The Twins’ overall series record is 6-4-2, and they have won five straight series.

Minnesota is a team that has been a good bet to cover the run line this season, as they are 20-17 overall. They are 11-7 on the run line on the road, and their average run margin in winning games is 3.7 runs per game.

Minnesota’s over/under record is 19-17 this season, and the average over/under line in their games is 8 runs. When the over/under line has been set at 7.5 runs, they have gone 4-4. The over has hit in three straight games for the Twins, and their games have had an average of 9 runs per game this season.

Joe Ryan Gets The Start For The Twins

Minnesota is sending Joe Ryan to the mound today vs. the Blue Jays, and he comes in with a record of 1-2 and ERA of 3.54. Looking back at his last outing, Ryan took the loss vs. the Red Sox, giving up three earned runs in six innings of work. Before that, he had picked up the win vs. the White Sox, giving up three earned runs in six innings of work. Ryan has made five straight quality starts. Per nine innings, he is averaging 10.18 strikeouts and just 1.33 walks.

Twins Offense Breakdown

Minnesota’s offense has been one of the league’s best this season, averaging 4.8 runs per game (10th) and are 8th in home runs. They are hitting a combined .241, which is 11th in the league. The Twins have been even better on the road, averaging 5.4 runs per contest. As a team, they are 3rd in isolated power and have the 7th best on-base percentage in the league.

Ryan Jeffers and Edouard Julien have been the team’s top power threats so far, with Jeffers leading the team with 8 homers and Julien sitting 2nd with 7. Jeffers is also batting .306 for the season and has gone 6/17 with three homers over his last five games. Max Kepler has also been hot of late, going 11/22 with two homers over his last six games.

The Blue Jays’s offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Phillies, closing out their series with a 5-3 win. After allowing one run to the Phillies in the bottom of the first, the Blue Jays responded with a run of their own. Toronto went on to add another three runs in the 3rd inning.

Chris Bassitt put together a good start for the Blue Jays, going 6 1/3 innings and giving up just two runs on three hits. He only had six strikeouts in the outing and got the win.

Toronto is set to host the Twins today with an overall record of 17-20, which has them 5th in the AL East. The Blue Jays are 7.5 games behind the Orioles for the lead in the division and are 5-5 in games against other AL East teams. Toronto closed out their series with the Phillies with a win and are 4-6 over their last 10 games.

As the favorite, the Blue Jays have gone 13-9 this year and just 4-11 as the underdog. At home, they are 8-7 compared to 9-13 on the road. So far, they have dropped two straight at home, and their overall series record is 4-6-2 this year.

When the Blue Jays win, they win big, with an average run margin of 2.9 runs per game. However, when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -4.6 runs per game. Toronto is just 16-21 against the run line this season, including a 6-9 mark at home. The Blue Jays are 11-11 vs. the run line as the favorite, but just 5-10 as the underdog.

When the Blue Jays play, the Over/Under line is usually set high. Their games have had an average of 8.4 runs per game, but their O/U record is just 16-20. Their games have had an average O/U line of 8 runs per game, and when the line has been set at 7.5 runs, their O/U record is 3-4. This season, 81.1% of their games have had higher O/U lines than 7.5 runs.

Yusei Kikuchi Gets The Start For The Blue Jays

Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi gets the start for the Blue Jays today as he faces the Twins at home. He has made seven starts this year and has a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 2.72. Kikuchi’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.16. The last time he took the mound, he finished with a no-decision, going six innings and giving up one earned run on six hits. Before that outing, he had won two straight starts. Kikuchi has made four quality starts this year and is averaging 9.76 strikeouts per nine innings.

Blue Jays Offense Breakdown

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So far this season, the Blue Jays are averaging just 3.6 runs per game, which is 27th in the league. They have been even worse at home, averaging only 3.5 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .228 and are also near the bottom of the league in terms of home runs.

Justin Turner and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. are tied for the team lead with 16 RBIs, with both players also having four homers. Guerrero Jr. has been swinging a hot bat of late, going 13/36 in his last nine games. Danny Jansen has also been hot, going 8/22 in his last seven games, including two home runs.

Twins vs Blue Jays Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Twins vs. Blue Jays game is to take the Blue Jays on the money line at -119. We have the Blue Jays winning this one by a score of 5-4. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could also look to the over/under line, which is sitting at 7.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Yusei Kikuchi finishing with five strikeouts compared to Joe Ryan with five as well. However, Kikuchi has a better projected ERA and is also more likely to pick up the win.

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