Blue Jays vs. Twins Prediction
Can the Toronto Blue Jays complete a road sweep of the Minnesota Twins when the two teams meet up this afternoon at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
1:10PM ET – Target Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, this game is considered even, as both the Twins and Blue Jays are getting odds of -105 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting currently has 56% going on Toronto on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blue Jays look for sweep
The Blue Jays have won the first two games in this series, 7-5 and 7-4. They have won three straight coming into today’s contest. Toronto is now 17-12 overall and 8-5 on the road. The Jays are averaging 5.38 runs per game this season while allowing 4.28 per contest.
Marcus Stroman gets the start for the Blue Jays today. He has struggled this year, allowing at least four runs in all five starts. He is 0-3 with an 8.88 ERA and a 1.82 WHIP. Over 25.1 innings of work, Stroman has 25 strikeouts with 15 walks.
Twins continue to struggle
Minnesota has lost 11 of its last 12 games now following the loss on Tuesday. Of the 11 losses, they have given up at least 7 runs in 10 of them. The Twins are now 9-16 overall and 6-7 at home. Minnesota is now giving up 5.64 runs per game while scoring just 4.08 per game.
Fernando Romero is getting the start for the Twins today. He is making his MLB debut in this game. The 23-year-old right-hander comes from the Dominican Republic.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have won six of their last eight games against a right-handed starter and they have also won four of Stroman’s last five Wednesday starts.
The Twins have lost six straight against winning teams and eight of their last nine against a right-handed starter.
The Blue Jays send a struggling starter to the mound today, but the Twins have a first-time starter and their bullpen has been a disaster. I don’t think Romero is going to be lights out in his debut and I like the Jays to produce more runs at the plate. Minnesota just can’t stop anyone right now with their pitching.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -105