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Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 5/1/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays (15-12) at Minnesota Twins (9-14)
Date & Time Tuesday May 1, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Minnesota Twins -130 / Toronto Blue Jays +120 --- Over/Under: 10
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MLB | Toronto Blue Jays (15-12) at Minnesota Twins (9-14)
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Up at Target Field on Tuesday, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins will be continuing their MLB series. 

In the Monday opener, the Blue Jays jumped out to a five-run lead and then hung on for a 7-5 win. 

For Tuesday’s matchup, the Jays will be bringing out RHP Marco Estrada. In his 27.0 innings and 2-2 mark this season, Estrada has a 6.00 ERA with 23 Ks and nine walks. 

Tops in offense for the Jays entering this set was Kevin Pillar with 31 hits, 19 runs and 14 RBI. In Monday’s game, Pillar had a hit and a run. 

Over on the Twins’ side, they’re going with Kyle Gibson for Tuesday’s game. In his 27.0 innings and 1-1 mark this season, Gibson has a 3.33 ERA with 30 Ks and 14 BBs. 

Minnesota’s leading hitter entering this series was Brian Dozier with 26 hits, 16 runs and 10 RBI to his credit. On Monday, Dozier came up empty 0-for-5. 

The Blue Jays are 8-0 in their last eight Tuesday games and 2-5 in Estrada’s last seven starts with four days’ rest. Toronto is also 0-5 in Estrada’s last five starts and 2-6 in his last eight starts versus the AL Central. 

Meanwhile, the Twins are 6-0 in Gibson’s last six home starts and 5-0 in his last five Tuesday starts. Minnesota is also 11-2 in Gibson’s last 13 starts and 8-2 in his last 10 starts in game two of a series. 

It’s been a rough time for Estrada over his last three games, as he’s given up 14 earned across 14 total innings. Gibson, meanwhile, coughed up nine earned over a 10.2-inning stretch, but was really good against the Yankees his last time up. I’m not ready to trust Estrada just yet so I’m going with the Twins here.

Minnesota Twins -130

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