Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick-Odds-Prediction 4/17/14 Game 1
Toronto Blue Jays (7-6) at Minnesota Twins (6-6)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)
R.A. Dickey (R) (1-2) (5.303) vs. Michael Pelfrey (R) (0-2) (7.841)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +130 / Toronto Blue Jays -140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: S-NET, FS-North
The Toronto Blue Jays play the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Thursday in game one of their double header.
Toronto improved to 8-6 after beating Minnesota 9-3 on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays took two of three from the Orioles over the weekend following a series win over Houston at home last week. On the season, Melky Cabrera leads the Blue Jays with a .323 batting average along with 4 homeruns and 5 RBIs. Jose Bautista is hitting .267 and has 5 home runs and 10 RBIs, along with an OBP of .459. Adam Lind has played well so far this season, hitting .324 to go along with 6 RBIs. As a team, the Blue Jays are hitting only .230 with 61 total runs so far this season. R.A. Dickey will take the hill for the Blue Jays on Wednesday night. Dickey is 1-2 on the season, allowing 11 runs and 16 hits in 18.2 innings of work.
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Minnesota lost to Toronto last night to drop to 6-7 on the season. The Twins completed a sweep of the Royals on Sunday after getting swept by Oakland last week. Minnesota is batting .240 as a team this year to go along with 70 runs scored, which ranks 3rd in the league. Jason Kubel has the highest batting average at .357, while Trevor Plouffe is batting .314 with 9 RBIs. Josh Willingham is batting .294 and Joe Mauer is batting .278 with 1 home run and 5 RBIs. Mike Pelfrey will take the mound for the Twins. Pelfrey is 0-2 on the year and has not made it through the sixth inning in either game he has pitched. Pelfrey has allowed 9 runs on 12 hits while walking 7 batters this season.
Both of these teams are hitting well for the most part and these two pitchers are known for giving up runs in bunches. I think the over is a good play in this one as I see both lineups getting to the opposing pitcher.