Blue Jays vs. Twins Betting Lines, Odds, & Player Matchups August 5, 2022

Media by Associated Press: Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reacts after the Blue Jays defeated the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game in Oakland

A pair of MLB’s best hitters go head-to-head when the Toronto Blue Jays (59-46) and the Minnesota Twins (55-50) meet at 8:10 PM ET on Friday at Target Field. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has a .313 batting average (fifth in MLB) for the favored Blue Jays (-126), while Luis Arraez ranks second in MLB action batting .326 this season for the underdog Twins (+106). Toronto’s Jose Berrios starts against Minnesota’s Tyler Mahle.

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Blue Jays vs. Twins betting lines

  • Favorite: Blue Jays (-126)
  • Underdog: Twins (+106)
  • Over/under: 9

Blue Jays betting info, hitting leaders, & pitching

Blue Jays betting info

  • The Blue Jays have put together a 50-36 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 58.1% of those games).
  • Toronto is 42-32 (winning 56.8% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -126 or shorter.
  • The Blue Jays have an implied moneyline win probability of 55.8% in this contest.
  • In the 104 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Toronto, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 55 times (55-48-1).
  • The Blue Jays have put together a 48-56-0 record ATS this season (covering 46.2% of the time).

Blue Jays hitting info

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. paces the Blue Jays in home runs (22) and runs batted in (66).
  • Among hitters in MLB, Guerrero ranks 16th in home runs and 14th in RBI.
  • Guerrero enters this game on a 15-game hitting streak. During his last 10 games he is hitting .410 with six doubles, two home runs, three walks and seven RBI.
  • George Springer has 14 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 36 walks while hitting .251.
  • Springer ranks 35th in home runs and 61st in RBI among MLB batters this season.
  • Alejandro Kirk is hitting .303 with 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Bo Bichette is hitting .260 with 26 doubles, 14 home runs and 27 walks.

Blue Jays pitching rankings

  • The Blue Jays pitching staff is 13th in MLB with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Blue Jays have the 11th-ranked team ERA across all league pitching staffs (3.85).
  • Blue Jays pitchers combine for the No. 8 WHIP in baseball (1.222).
  • The Blue Jays surrender the 24th-fewest home runs in baseball (123 total, 1.2 per game).
  • In their 9-3 win last time out they struck out eight Twins batters while allowing three hits.

Twins betting info, hitting leaders, & pitching

Twins betting info

  • The Twins have won 16, or 38.1%, of the 42 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Minnesota is 10-17 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +106 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Twins have a 48.5% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in 50 of their 106 games with a total.
  • In 106 games with a spread this season, the Twins are 51-55-0 ATS.

Twins hitting info

  • Arraez leads Minnesota in batting average (.326) this season while adding six home runs and 34 RBI.
  • Arraez’s home run total ranks 197th in MLB, and he is 158th in RBI.
  • Jorge Polanco leads Minnesota in runs batted in with 49 while batting .237 with 14 homers.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Polanco is 60th in home runs and 61st in RBI.
  • Byron Buxton’s 26 home runs lead all Minnesota hitters, and he’s slugging .542.
  • Carlos Correa has collected 83 hits this season and has an OBP of .342. He’s slugging .436 on the year.
  • Correa takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .188 with five walks and an RBI.

Twins pitching rankings

  • The Twins strike out 8.4 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 18th in MLB.
  • The Twins have pitched to a 4.05 ERA this season, which ranks 20th in baseball.
  • Twins pitchers have a 1.245 WHIP this season, 13th in the majors.
  • With 128 homers allowed, the Twins rank 26th in the league at preventing long balls.
  • They struck out nine Blue Jays hitters while allowing 13 base hits in a 9-3 loss last time out.
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