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Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 4/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins
Date & Time Tuesday April 16, 2019, 7:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Field
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
Minnesota Twins -150 / Toronto Blue Jays +130 O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
FSN
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The Toronto Blue Jays will meet the Minnesota Twins in MLB activity on Tuesday as the two clubs continue their series.

In the Monday opener of this set, the Jays banged out four runs in the eighth inning on the way to a 5-3 comeback victory.

For the Tuesday game, the Jays will be sending out Aaron Sanchez for the start. Over his 16.0 innings and 1-1 mark this year, Sanchez has a 1.69 ERA with 16 Ks and nine walks.

In Monday’s game, Randall Grichuk went 3-for-4 with a run in the Blue Jays’ winning effort. Justin Smoak also popped a double and had an RBI and a run for Toronto.

Over on the Twins’ side, they're’ going with Kyle Gibson on Tuesday. In 9.1 innings of work without a decision yet this season, Gibson has a 7.71 ERA with eight Ks and five walks.

In the Monday loss for the Twins, Jorge Polanco put up three hits and a run. CJ Cron managed 

The Blue Jays are 2-5 in their last seven Tuesday games and 2-6 in their last eight in game two of a series. Toronto is 4-0 in Sanchez’s last four Tuesday starts and 6-2 in his last eight starts versus the AL Central.

Meanwhile, the Twins are 4-1 in their last five Tuesday games and 5-2 in their last seven in game two of a series. Minnesota is 5-0 in Gibson’s last five starts and 1-4 in his last five Tuesday starts.

Sanchez has looked great so far this season, and his one loss was of the tough-luck variety as the Jays could only muster one run April 4 in Cleveland. Sanchez has just 13 hits over three starts, which by just about any measurement is pretty darn good.

As for Gibson, he hasn’t quite found the handle this year, as he put up five earned in one start and three in the other—both lasting 4.2 innings.

All things considered, I think the stage is set for the Blue Jays to get a road win here.

Pick:
Toronto Blue Jays +130

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