Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds & Game Analysis | August 5


By Claudio Fortuna | August 5, 2022 10:51 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays visit the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, taking the field at 8:10pm ET on Friday August 5th, 8:10pm ET. The Minnesota Twins are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8.5 runs.

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Today, we are looking at the Major League Baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins.

Minnesota and Toronto Betting Info

  • Seven of the Blue Jays’ last eight games have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The Twins have won each of their last five games as underdogs against AL East opponents following a loss.

Toronto Blue Jays Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .265
Team OBP .329
AVG Runs Scored 4.8
Team ERA 3.85
Team WHIP 1.22
Starters ERA 3.88
Starters WHIP 1.23

Key Players for Toronto

  • Jordan Romano: 2.50 ERA, 9.98 K/9, 1.06 WHIP
  • Alek Manoah: 2.46 ERA, 8.12 K/9, 0.99 WHIP
  • Trent Thornton: 4.26 ERA, 7.10 K/9, 1.29 WHIP
  • Bo Bichette: .260 Batting Avg, .303 OBP, .419 SLG, .722 OPS, 57 Runs
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: .313 Batting Avg, .366 OBP, .428 SLG, .794 OPS, 47 Runs
  • Daniel Jansen: .216 Batting Avg, .271 OBP, .505 SLG, .776 OPS, 14 Runs
  • Teoscar Hernández: .272 Batting Avg, .322 OBP, .498 SLG, .820 OPS, 43 Runs
  • George Springer: .251 Batting Avg, .331 OBP, .464 SLG, .795 OPS, 59 Runs
  • Alejandro Kirk: .303 Batting Avg, .387 OBP, .467 SLG, .854 OPS, 48 Runs
  • Santiago Espinal: .263 Batting Avg, .315 OBP, .374 SLG, .689 OPS, 39 Runs
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.: .286 Batting Avg, .359 OBP, .508 SLG, .867 OPS, 61 Runs
  • Matt Chapman: .241 Batting Avg, .321 OBP, .467 SLG, .788 OPS, 56 Runs

Minnesota Twins Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .250
Team OBP .321
AVG Runs Scored 4.5
Team ERA 4.05
Team WHIP 1.25
Starters ERA 4.12
Starters WHIP 1.23

Key Players for Minnesota

  • Jorge López: 0.00 ERA, 9.00 K/9, 0.00 WHIP
  • Trevor Megill: 2.92 ERA, 9.13 K/9, 1.14 WHIP
  • Joseph Ryan: 3.67 ERA, 8.84 K/9, 1.08 WHIP
  • Jose Miranda: .273 Batting Avg, .321 OBP, .463 SLG, .784 OPS, 26 Runs
  • Nicholas Gordon: .272 Batting Avg, .321 OBP, .415 SLG, .736 OPS, 25 Runs
  • Mark Contreras: .095 Batting Avg, .091 OBP, .238 SLG, .329 OPS, 4 Runs
  • Jorge Polanco: .237 Batting Avg, .350 OBP, .413 SLG, .763 OPS, 46 Runs
  • Byron Buxton: .219 Batting Avg, .298 OBP, .542 SLG, .840 OPS, 57 Runs
  • Giovanny Urshela: .261 Batting Avg, .304 OBP, .420 SLG, .724 OPS, 37 Runs
  • Gary Sánchez: .209 Batting Avg, .274 OBP, .383 SLG, .657 OPS, 28 Runs
  • Luis Arraez: .326 Batting Avg, .394 OBP, .429 SLG, .823 OPS, 57 Runs
  • Carlos Correa: .266 Batting Avg, .342 OBP, .436 SLG, .778 OPS, 46 Runs

The Twins and Blue Jays have met four times this season, with the Twins winning twice and the Blue Jays winning twice. Their most recent matchup on August 4, 2022 ended 9-3 with the Toronto Blue Jays taking the win.

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