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Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays

May 10, 2024


The Minnesota Twins (22-15) and Toronto Blue Jays (17-20) will begin a three-game series on Friday, May 10, at 7:07 PM ET at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. For this MLB betting matchup, the Blue Jays are favored with a moneyline at -120.

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

The Twins seem to be getting their act together after a rough season start. They are now second in the AL Central and successfully won three out of four games against the Seattle Mariners in their last series. Their previous matchup was an 11-1 blowout victory in Game 4.

The pitching rotation boasts a 3.94 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a .239 opponent batting average. Joe Ryan (1-2) will take the mound. He has a 3.54 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP across 40.2 innings pitched this season. In his latest four starts, Ryan has surrendered three earned runs in three of them.

Their offense has accumulated 179 runs, with a batting average of .241 and a .317 on-base percentage. Ryan Jeffers leads them in several offensive categories, such as 29 RBIs, eight home runs, and a batting average of .306. Over their last nine games, Minnesota has crossed the five-run mark in six matchups.

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Blue Jays are coming off a 1-1 series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Their latest result was a 5-3 win in Game 2, which was much more appealing after their 10-1 defeat in Game 1.

They have only won consecutive games once in their last 16 matchups. Now, they sit in last place in the AL East and must chip away at the lead.

Their pitching has earned them a 4.64 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP, and they are holding their opponents to a .260 batting average. Yusei Kikuchi (2-2) will get the start on the mound. He has a 2.72 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP across 39.2 innings pitched this season. He has limited opponents to two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts.

As for their offense, the Blue Jays have notched 134 runs, hitting .228 at the plate with a .308 on-base percentage. Compared to their defense, they need to support more at the plate to have a consistent opportunity to win games if their pitching is terrible. 

Justin Turner maintains a .270 batting average, with four homers and 16 RBIs this season. He will need to help stimulate the Blue Jays' offense, as they rank 27th in MLB for runs scored. So far, they have accumulated three runs or fewer in 10 of their last 14 games.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

MyBookie has the odds, with this matchup slightly favoring the Toronto Blue Jays. Both teams are similar despite the Twins having a marginally better record.

The Blue Jays are at home and have arguably better pitching to start the game. Look for this to be close, with the Blue Jays winning.

Final Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -120