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2021 MLB Handicapping
(64-83) Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays (82-64)
Date: Friday, September 17th, 2021
Time: 7:07 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto
Projected Pitchers: Michael Pineda (MIN) vs. Hyun Jin Ryu (TOR)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins +170 Blue Jays -222
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Twins +1.5, Blue Jays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
The Twins will be in Toronto to take on the Blue Jays for game 1 Friday at 7:07 ET.
Michael Pineda is going for the Twins and Hyun Jin Ryu is going for the Blue Jays.
This will be the first time these teams are playing this year.
The Twins have been one of the biggest disappointments of the year. They had very high expectations for this season and have not lived up to them at all.
With a record of 64-83, they are in last place of the American League Central. The White Sox lead them by 20 games.
Minnesota lost to the Indians 12-3 on Wednesday. Cleveland ended up taking 2 games out of 3 in that series. In that series, the Twins scored 10 runs and allowed 18 runs.
Griffin Jax went 4.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Wednesday.
Michael Pineda is 6-8 with an ERA o 3.87. His last start was against the Royals where he went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run. Minnesota won that game 9-2.
The pitching has been the main reason why this team has struggled so much. They have an ERA of 4.91 which is 27th best in the majors.
Their offense is the best part of their game. Scoring runs has not been their main issue.
Minnesota has hit 206 home runs which is 5th best in the league.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays have had a very impressive season and they have been one of the hottest teams in baseball.
This team is 82-64 which makes them tied for 2nd place in the American League East. The Rays lead them by 8 games.
Toronto beat the Rays 6-3 on Wednesday and they beat Tampa 2 games out of 3 in that series. In those games, the Blue Jays scored 14 runs and allowed 6 runs.
Robbie Ray kept up his good pitching on Wednesday. The left hander went 7 innings, allowed 1 earned run, and struck out 13 batters.
Hyun Jin Ryu is 13-8 with an ERA of 4.11. His last start was against the Orioles where he went 2.1 innings and allowed 7 earned runs. Toronto won that game 11-10.
The pitching for this team has gotten much better as the year has gone on. They have an ERA of 3.85 which is 8th best in the league.
Their offense is one of the best in baseball. They have been lead all year by MVP candidate Vladamir Guerrero Jr. Some other key contributors include Marcus Semien, Bo Bichette, and Teoscar Hernandez.
Toronto has hit 233 homers which is the best in the majors.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Twins are 6-16 in their last 22 games vs. a left handed starter.
- Twins are 2-7 in their last 9 road games vs. a left handed starter.
- Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 games overall.
- Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games.
- Blue Jays are 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
- Blue Jays are 10-2 in their last 12 games when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Blue Jays are 10-2 in their last 12 games following a win.
- Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series.
Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction:
The Blue Jays have been rolling lately and I do not see that slowing down in this one. I look for them to keep up their good play.
Toronto is the better team and I feel they will show that on Friday.
I feel that Ryu will bounce back and the Jays will hit around Pineda enough to get a win.
I like the Blue Jays straight up here.
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