Toronto vs Minnesota MLB Odds Review

Posted by Aaron . on May 18, 2016 in

On Thursday night, the Minnesota Twins host the Toronto Blue Jays in the opening game of their four-game weekend set. The Blue Jays (19-22) are in fourth place in the AL East, six games back of the Orioles, and they have lost four in a row, including a pair in Tampa Bay Monday and Tuesday by a combined score of 25-4, after dropping two one-run games to the Rangers last weekend. Manager John Gibbons is serving a three-game suspension for returning to the field during the bout between Rougned Odor and Jose Bautista that has since gone viral (and inspired a bunch of great memes). The Twins (10-28) are in dead last in the American League Central, already 13 ½ games out of first place. Find the latest MLB sportsbook odds here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins MLB Odds Review

When: Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8:10 PM Eastern time
Where: Target Field, Minneapolis
TV: FSN, RSN
Radio: Go 96.3 FM Minneapolis/St. Paul
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Marco Estrada (1-2, 2.89 ERA) (TOR) vs Ervin Santana (1-2, 3.38 ERA) (MIN)

 

 

Why should you bet on Toronto?

While Ervin Santana is a talented starter, there are a lot of Twins who like batting against him. Josh Donaldson (.357, 2 HR), Ryan Goins (.500, 1 HR), and Justin Smoak (.333, 1 HR) have seen Santana’s stuff and sent it a long way. Marco Estrada starts for the Blue Jays, and his 2.89 ERA tells you more about his work this year than his 1-2 record, as the Blue Jays have not mustered a lot of run support. The Blue Jays need a shot in the arm after getting embarrassed badly by the Rays.

Why should you put your money on the Twins?

Ervin Santana takes the hill for Minnesota, and while his record is not so great, he has a respectable ERA and did well against Cleveland on Saturday, permitting a single run and five hits in six innings, for his year’s best start so far. The Twins get to see Marco Estrada starting for the Blue Jays, and he got shelled in his outing on Saturday against the Rangers.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I don’t pick the Twins often, but the Blue Jays are showing all.