Twins vs. Blue Jays Prediction
Can the Minnesota Twins string together a third straight victory over the Toronto Blue Jays when the two meet up today at 4:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
7:07PM ET – Rogers Centre
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Blue Jays are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of -105 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 52 percent going on Minnesota 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.
Twins take first two
The Twins have won the first two games in this series following a 5-0 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday. Minnesota is 46-53 overall and 17-31 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.52 runs per game while allowing 4.43 per contest.
The Twins will get Ervin Santana on the mound today, as he makes his season debut following surgery on his finger in February. Santana was 16-8 last season with a 3.28 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. He had 167 strikeouts and 61 walks over 211.1 innings.
Blue Jays slip up
The Blue Jays have dropped the first two games of this series at home, getting outscored by a combined 13-3. Toronto is now 46-54 on the season and 27-27 at home. The Blue Jays are putting up 4.43 runs per contest this year while allowing 4.92 per contest.
Sam Gaviglio is getting the start for the Blue Jays today. He is 2-3 through 12 starts this season with a 4.59 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Gaviglio has pitched 64.2 innings this year and has 61 strikeouts with 19 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have won 12 of their last 14 against AL East opponents and they are also 7-3 in their last 10 games after a win.
The Blue Jays have lost four straight to AL Central opponents, but they have won Gaviglio’s last four at home.
The Twins are getting a nice boost with Santana taking the mound. He was another strong starter for them last year. It’s uncertain what to expect from him today in his first start, but the Twins have had Toronto’s number in this series. Gaviglio has been pretty hit-and-miss this year, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see him get lit up quickly.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -105