Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 7 (8/7): MLB
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- Aug 7, 2022, 12:40:56 AM
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|Time||2:10 p.m. EST|
|Blue Jays money line||-155|
|Blue Jays run line||-1.5 (-105)|
|Twins money line||+130|
|Twins run line||+1.5 (-115)|
|Over / under||8.5|
|Minnesota Twins||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Home / road record||31-24||25-26|
|Last 10 record||5-5||5-5|
|Over / under record||52-47-8||56-49-1|
|Runs / game||4.52||4.83|
|Runs allowed / game||4.27||4.22|
The Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays will play the 4th game of the series at the Target Field. The Twins took the win again 7-3 in the 3rd game of the series. Jorge Polanco had a pair of two-out RBI and Jose Miranda homered for the Twins.
The Twins get here with a 57-50 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. They're averaging 4.52 runs and batting for .251 AVG, 470 runs scored in 881 hits and 129 home runs, ranking #10 in offense in the league behind the San Francisco Giants. Luis Arraez is batting for .329 AVG. Byron Buxton leads with 46 RBI and 26 home runs.
Defensively they are allowing 4.27 runs per game and ranking #15 in the league. Joe Ryan leads the team with a 3.67 ERA, 89 strikeouts and 8 wins recorded with the Twins.
Chris Archer (2-5, 4.05 ERA) will be on the mound for the Twins in the 4th game of the series. Archer allowed two runs on two hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over 4.1 innings in a no-decision versus the Tigers on Tuesday. He is 7-4 with an ERA of 3.01 and 167 strikeouts in 25 appearances against the Blue Jays in his career.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays get here with a 59-48 record and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.83 runs per game and they're batting for .264 AVG, have 500 runs scored in 936 hits and 133 home runs, ranking #3 in offense in the league behind the LA Dodgers. Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the team with .285 ERA, 63 RBI and 21 home runs. Lourdes Gurriel Jr is batting for .311 AVG.
Defensively as they are allowing 4.22 runs per game and rank #12 in the league. All-Star Alek Manoah leads the team with a 2.43 ERA and 114 strikeouts recording 11 wins for the Jays.
Kevin Gausman (8-8, 3.06 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in the 4th game of the series. Gausman earned the win Tuesday in Tampa Bay, striking out 10 in eight scoreless innings while allowing a hit, a walk and a hit batsman. He is 0-4 with an ERA of 7.30 and 48 strikeouts in 8 appearances versus the Twins in his career.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games on the road.
Toronto are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the American League.
Minnesota are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the American League.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota's last 18 games against an opponent in the American League East Division division.
The Twins have won the last 2 games of the series with great offense but they'll now face Kevin Gausman who's coming from a great game against the Rays. Chris Archer will take the mound for the Twins who has struggled lately and the Twins have lost in his last 4 starts. Expect the Blue Jays to bounce back with their great offense and pound Archer to win this game. Take the Blue Jays.
PICK: Blue Jays ML (-155)
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