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Blue Jays vs. Twins - 8/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins (54-52) at Toronto Blue Jays (56-52)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

K Gibson (8-8) (3.43) vs. M Buehrle (11-5) (3.32)

The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -180 / Minnesota Twins +170 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN

The Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays end a four-game series Thursday night.

The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Twins have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Twins have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 104 hits and 46 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 114 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost seven of their last eight road games. Kyle Gibson gets the ball, and he’s 8-8 with a 3.37 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 1-0 with a 0.66 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

Blue Jays vs. Twins - 8/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Toronto Blue Jays look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 124 hits and 80 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista have combined for 135 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won seven of their last nine home games. Mark Buehrle takes the hill, and he’s 11-5 with a 3.32 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Buehrle is 29-19 with a 3.68 ERA and 204 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

The Twins are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series and 5-2 in Gibsons last 7 starts. The Blue Jays are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 4 of a series and 7-3 in Buehrles last 10 home starts. The Twins are 8-22 in the last 30 meetings in Toronto and 16-40 in the last 56 meetings overall.

The Twins are in a nasty slump right now and the Blue Jays simply can't lose since making some key trades. I have to continue riding the hot hand here and back the red hot home team. 

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