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Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 4/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins
Date & Time Wednesday April 17, 2019, 7:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Field
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
Minnesota Twins -143 / Toronto Blue Jays +133 O/U: 9
TV Channel
FSN
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins will meet up to continue their MLB series on Wednesday.

In the Monday opener, the Blue Jays managed a 5-3 victory. In game two on Tuesday Toronto kept it going, eking out a 6-5 win.

For Wednesday’s game, the Blue Jays will be sending out Trent Thornton for the start. Over 13.2 innings and an 0-1 mark this year, Thornton has a 4.61 ERA with 18 Ks and four walks.

In the win on Tuesday, Toronto’s Eric Sogard was the team’s top hitter, turning in a 3-for-5 line and a double with two runs scored. Justin Smoak and Teoscar Hernandez each kicked in two RBI for the Jays there as well.

Over on the Twins’ side, they’re going with Jake Odorizzi on Wednesday. Over his 11.1 innings and 0-2 record this season, Odorizzi has a 6.35 ERA with 15 Ks and nine walks.

In the loss on Tuesday, Minnesota’s Eddie Rosario posted his fourth homer of the year, a three-run shot in the sixth inning.

Toronto is 9-22 in their last 31 Wednesday games and the under is 4-0 in their last four Wednesday games. The under is also 7-3 in the Blue Jays’ last 10 in game three of a series.

Meanwhile, the Twins are 7-2 in Odorizzi’s last nine home starts and 1-5 in his last six starts in game three of a series. Minnesota is 5-1 in the last six in game three of a series and 4-1 in the last five Wednesday games.

Thornton came out of the gate pretty strong, with just two earned on five hits over his first two starts in 10.2 innings, but then lost the handle on April 12 versus the Rays with 3.0 innings, eight hits and five earned.

As for Odorizzi, he had a great debut this year (6.0 innings; one earned) but has coughed up seven earned on three hits and seven walks over his last two starts in 5.1 innings.

Needless to say, I’m not super-high on either pitcher here, and this one could get out of hand in a hurry. With the home edge, I’m going to take the Twins but realistically I’m staying away.

Pick:
Minnesota Twins -143

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