Blue Jays vs. Twins - 8/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (54-49) at Toronto Blue Jays (53-52)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 3, 2015 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
E Santana (2-1) (3.78) vs. D Price (9-4) (2.65)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -177 / Minnesota Twins +167 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays begin a four-game series Monday afternoon.
The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Twins have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Twins have split their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 103 hits and 44 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 112 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost four of their last six road games. Ervin Santana gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 3.78 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Santana is 6-6 with a 3.66 ERA and 82 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Blue Jays have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 120 hits and 75 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista have combined for 127 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won four of their last five home games. David Price takes the hill, and he’s 9-4 with a 2.53 ERA and 138 strikeouts this season. Price is 8-3 with a 2.21 ERA and 95 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. American League East and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. The Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The Twins are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings in Toronto and 16-38 in the last 54 meetings overall.
The Twins are struggling to put runs on the board, and that includes scoring just once in 11 innings on Sunday. Hard to see anything changing with Price on the hill for the first time for the Blue Jays. I'm taking the RL to give my bet more value.