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Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins Picks & Betting Tips - Blues Jays To End Losing Skid

  • Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins tips for Saturday
  • First pitch slated for 19:10 ET at Target Field
  • Left-hander Robby Ray (12-6, 2.72 ERA, 1.03 WHIP) gets the ball for the Blue Jays
  • Twins counter with right-hander John Gant (1-3, 4.73 ERA, 1.16 WHIP)
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    Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins Picks & Betting Tips
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Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins Picks & Betting Tips

Toronto (85-69) has lost three straight and has fallen into tie for sixth place in the AL with Seattle, 2.0 games behind New York for the final wild card spot.

The Blue Jays are 4-6 in last 10. Toronto is 42-38 on the road and 64-49 vs. RHPs. 

Ray has failed to reach the fifth inning for the second time in three outings the last time he stepped on the rubber, allowing 7 hits, including two home runs, and 3 runs over 4.2 innings of work in a 6-4 loss to Tampa Bay. The 29-year-old is 5-2 with a 2.21 ERA and 1.008 WHIP in 13 post All-Star break starts.

Minnesota (69-95) has won four straight and is 6-4 in its last 10. The Twins 36-40 at home and 18-34 vs. LHPs.

Gant has been a spot starter since the Twins acquired the 29-year-old at the end of July. Gant has not pitched since Sept. 13 when he lasted just 12 pitches before being forced to leave with a strained lower abdomen.

Head To Head

Minnesota defeated Toronto 3-1 on Friday night for its second straight victory in the series as Byron Buxton provided all the offense the Twins would need with a two-run homer in the third inning. Bailey Ober, who allowed one run in the 5.1 innings, combined with four relievers to limit the Blue Jays to just four hits.

The season-series is tied at 3-2. The Twins have outscored the Blue Jays 22-17.

Toronto Blue Jays Form

Toronto has lost three straight and four of five.

The Blue Jays are 16-6 in September, outscoring their opponents 144-91.

The Blue Jays offense is averaging 5.8 runs over the last 15 games while compiling a slash line of .267/.336/.480.

Toronto’s pitching staff has compiled an 8-7 record over this 15 game-stretch with a 4.71 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and .239 OBA.

Minnesota Twins Form

Minnesota has won four straight, matching its season-high, and five of seven.

The Twins are 11-11 in September, getting outscored 85-91.

Minnesota’s offense is averaging 4.2 runs over the last 14 games with a slash line of .239/.301/.453.

The Twins’ pitching staff has compiled a 7-7 record over this 14-game stretch with a 4.19 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and .249 OBA.


Toronto really needs to win this game in order to remain a serious contender for a wild card spot as there are just eight games in the regular season remaining. The Blue Jays couldn’t have a better pitcher than Ray to stop their losing streak, although he has struggled in two of his last three starts. Ray, who is facing Minnesota for the first time this year, has pitched better in the second half of the season and has not had poor consecutive outings this year.

Minnesota is playing very good baseball and the Twins have been swinging the bats well over the last week. Gant has given up 7 hits – 2 home runs -- and 5 runs in 9.0 innings of work at Target Field this year, which does not bode well against a potent Blue Jays lineup that has hit six homers in five games against Twins pitchers.

Best Bet: Toronto Blue Jays Moneyline @-156.25 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit


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