Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins - 8/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (49-80) at Toronto Blue Jays (72-57)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
K Gibson (5-8) (5.09) vs. R Dickey (9-13) (4.32)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -174 / Minnesota Twins +164 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays shoot for another win with the Minnesota Twins in town.
Enough has been said about the struggles of the Minnesota Twins as they need to regroup for next season. The struggles continued in a 8-7 loss at Toronto on Saturday. Twins starter Ervin Santana was charged with six runs with Ryan Pressly giving up two in the 8th to get the loss. Minnesota racked up eleven hits and walked twice with Trevor Plouffe gong deep with a pair of RBI’s and two runs while Brian Dozier knocked in a pair and scored. Minnesota has scheduled Kyle Gibson to be on the mound to oppose the Blue Jays on Sunday. Gibson comes off an 8-3 win versus the Tigers with five runs given up on seven hits and four BB over five frames.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have only been playing .500 baseball the past few weeks and that won’t be good enough to capture the East. The Blue Jays used a late scoring burst to overcome poor work on the mound. Jays starter Marcus Stroman was charged with five runs on nine hits through six innings with Bo Schultz giving up two. Toronto totaled ten hits and five walks with Edwin Encarnacion going 2-3 with a homer and three RBI’s and two runs while Josh Donaldson knocked in two and scored. Veteran knuckleballer RA Dickey will be going for back to back wins against the visiting Angels. Dickey comes off a 7-2 win versus the Angels with both runs allowed in 6.2 frames.
The over is 9-0 in MIN last 9 on astroturf and the Twins are 3-13 in their last 16 overall while the over is 57-24-4 in their last 85 overall. Toronto are 19-9 in their last 28 games on astroturf and are 19-9 in their last 28 home games while the under is 13-3-1 in Dickey’s last 17 Sunday starts. Minnesota are 8-25 in the last 33 meetings in Toronto and are 17-46 in the last 63 meetings. This is more of a bet on the Jays bats because I don’t care for Dickey…