Blue Jays vs. Twins Betting Lines, Odds, & Player Matchups May 26, 2023

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The Toronto Blue Jays (26-25) and the Minnesota Twins (26-24) meet on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. The Blue Jays are moneyline favorites (-144) against the underdog Twins (+124). Kevin Gausman gets the starting nod for Toronto, and Louie Varland is Minnesota’s choice to start.

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Blue Jays to win vs Twins -144

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Blue Jays vs. Twins betting lines

  • Favorite: Blue Jays (-144)
  • Underdog: Twins (+124)
  • Over/under: 8

Blue Jays betting info, hitting leaders, & pitching

Blue Jays betting info

  • The Blue Jays have been favored on the moneyline 35 total times this season. They’ve gone 18-17 in those games.
  • Toronto has a 10-9 record (winning 52.6% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -144 or shorter.
  • The Blue Jays have a 59% chance to win this contest based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Toronto has played in 51 games with a set over/under, and have combined with its opponents to go over the total 26 times (26-23-2).
  • The Blue Jays have a 24-27-0 record against the spread this season (covering 47.1% of the time).

Blue Jays hitting info

  • Bo Bichette has accumulated a team-best batting average of .326, and leads the Blue Jays in home runs (nine).
  • Among hitters in MLB action, Bichette ranks 36th in home runs and 30th in RBI.
  • Bichette enters this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .435 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has totaled 34 runs batted in to pace his team.
  • Guerrero ranks 49th in home runs and 15th in RBI among hitters in baseball.
  • Guerrero enters this game on a four-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .261 with a double, a home run, a walk and seven RBI.
  • Matt Chapman has 19 doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks while hitting .295.
  • George Springer is batting .245 with two doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 19 walks.

Blue Jays pitching rankings

  • The pitching staff for the Blue Jays has a collective 9.3 K/9, the sixth-best in MLB.
  • Toronto’s 4.02 team ERA ranks 13th among all MLB pitching staffs.
  • Pitchers for the Blue Jays combine for the 13th-ranked WHIP in baseball (1.278).
  • Toronto’s pitching staff ranks second in MLB with 26 total quality starts.
  • Blue Jays pitchers combine to allow 68 total home runs at a clip of 1.3 per game (fifth-most in MLB).
  • Toronto struck out 11 Rays batters while giving up five hits in a 6-3 loss in its last game.

Twins betting info, hitting leaders, & pitching

Twins betting info

  • This season, the Twins have been the underdog 17 times and won five, or 29.4%, of those games.
  • Minnesota has entered five games this season as the underdog by +124 or more and is 2-3 in those contests.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Twins have a 44.6% chance to win.
  • Games involving Minnesota have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 21 of 50 chances this season.
  • In 50 games with a spread this season, the Twins are 25-25-0 ATS.

Twins hitting info

  • Byron Buxton leads Minnesota with a batting average of .238. He’s also hit 10 home runs with 23 RBI.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Buxton ranks 28th in home runs and 80th in RBI.
  • Carlos Correa has collected 36 hits this season and has an OBP of .302. He’s slugging .396 on the year.
  • Correa currently ranks 91st in homers and 71st in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Correa heads into this game on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with two doubles, six walks and an RBI.
  • Joey Gallo’s 11 home runs lead all Minnesota hitters, and he’s slugging .553.
  • Kyle Farmer has 23 hits and an OBP of .326 to go with a slugging percentage of .405 this season.

Twins pitching rankings

  • The Twins have a 10 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, first-best in baseball.
  • Minnesota has the second-best ERA (3.39) in the majors this season.
  • The Twins have a combined WHIP of just 1.186 as a pitching staff, which is the second-best in baseball this season.
  • Minnesota ranks fifth in quality starts this season with 24.
  • The Twins have allowed the second-fewest home runs this season at just 45, or 0.9 per game.
  • Minnesota earned a 7-1 win in its most recent game, striking out 14 Giants batters while allowing 10 hits.
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