Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 9/17/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (70-79) at Minnesota Twins (77-71)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
Joe Biagini (3-10) (5.07) vs. K Gibson (10-10) (4.97)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -136 / Toronto Blue Jays +126 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins meet Sunday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Justin Smoak leads the Blue Jays with 144 hits and 88 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Kendrys Morales have combined for 274 hits and 122 RBI. Joe Biagini gets the ball, and he is 3-10 with a 5.07 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Biagini is 0-1 with a 9.53 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota Twins could use a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Twins have allowed 13 runs in this series and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Minnesota Twins have lost seven of their last nine games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier leads the Twins with 148 hits and 84 RBI while Joe Mauer and Eddie Rosario have combined for 288 hits and 130 RBI. Kyle Gibson gets the ball, and he is 10-10 with a 4.97 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 2-1 with a 4.45 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series, 3-8 in their last 11 Sunday games and 1-5 in Biaginis last 6 starts. The Twins are 10-22 in their last 32 Sunday games, 1-7 in Gibsons last 8 Sunday starts and 5-0 in Gibsons last 5 starts. The Blue Jays are 23-10 in the last 33 meetings in Minnesota, 50-20 in the last 70 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Biagini has been hit hard this season and the Blue Jays don't have much success when he's on the hill. Gibson has also been hit hard and has been worse at home, but he's also allowed just two runs in his last 19 innings. So, I have to side with the Twins in this game as more of a fade from Biagini even if the Blue Jays are playing better baseball at the moment.