Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, Preview and Odds - 08/07/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 2:10 pm ET, Sunday, August 7, 2022
Venue:  Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
Where to Watch:  BSN

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline odds:  Blue Jays -150, Twins +130; Over/Under:  7.5 runs
Bet365:  Moneyline odds:  Blue Jays -150, Twins +130; Over/Under:  7.5 runs
BetMGM:  Moneyline odds:  Blue Jays -150, Twins +130; Over/Under:  7.5 runs
 

Season Record

Toronto Blue Jays:  59-47 (2nd place, AL East)
Minnesota Twins:  56-50 (1st place, AL Central)
 
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Recent Form
Toronto Blue Jays:  6-4 last 10
Minnesota Twins:  4-6 last 10
 
 
 

Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Preview and Analysis

 
The Blue Jays lost 2 of their last 3 games and enter this game off of a loss. They split their last series against the Tampa Bay Rays 1-1 in a 2-game series. They enter this game with a 59-47 record overall and have a road record of 25-26. This is the series finale of a 4-game series with the Twins on Sunday with the 3rd game still to be played on Saturday. Their offense ranks 3rd in the MLB with a .767 OPS. Mitch White is their starting pitcher on Saturday while Kevin Gausman is making his start in this game on Sunday. He is 8-8 with a 3.06 ERA this season. His team won 2 of their last 3 games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 0 ER, 0 HRs, and 1 BB with 10 Ks on 1 hit through 8 IP against the Tampa Bay Rays. 
 
The Twins won 2 of their last 3 games and enter this game off of a win. They won their last series against the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 56-50 record overall and have a home record of 30-24. This is the 4th game of a 4-game series with the Blue Jays on Sunday with the 3rd game still to be played on Saturday. Their offense ranks 7th in the MLB with a .738 OPS. Dylan Bundy is their starting pitcher on Saturday while Chris Archer is making his start in this game on Sunday. He is 2-5 with a 4.05 ERA this season. His team lost their last 4 straight games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 2 ER, 0 HRs, and 3 BB with 8 Ks on 2 hits through 4.1 IP against the Detroit Tigers. 

 

Blue Jays vs Twins Prediction

The current betting odds have the Blue Jays as a favorite in this game. The Blue Jays have been playing very well in their games recently as they have been winning a lot over the last week but their offense is also starting to wake up again. They were not scoring too many runs in their last series but their offense has once again exploded in this series, scoring 14 runs in their last 2 games. Even in their last game they were down 5-0 to the Twins before coming back to force extra innings. Their pitching has not been great this season but they have Gausman starting here who is coming off of a nice start in his last one and has been pitching a lot better now since coming back from his recent injury. The Twins have Archer starting here and he has also been good this season as he is not allowing many runs in his recent starts, but Gausman has been a lot more consistent than Archer all season and the Jays also have a stronger offense that will score runs here and could easily outscore the Twins in this game. The best way to place a bet here is on the Blue Jays to win this game.
 
Blue Jays Twins Prediction:  Our MLB Pick for Sunday, August 7, 2022 (2:10 pm ET start time) is Blue Jays 6 Twins 3.
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MLB Betting Trends

 
Toronto Blue Jays: 59-47 (-12.5 Units) ML in all games. 51-36 (-12.6 Units) ML as a favorite of -110 or higher. 25-16 OVER when the money line is -100 to -150.
Minnesota Twins: 10-2 (+7.1 Units) at home when the total is 7 to 7.5. 14-11 (+6.5 Units) ML against AL East opponents. 25-13 OVER as an underdog of +100 or higher.
 

Key Injuries

 
Toronto Blue Jays:  T. Saucedo (RP) Mid Aug - Hip. N. Pearson (SP) Out indefinitely - Back. H. Ryu (SP) out for season - Elbow.
Minnesota Twins:  M. Kepler (CF) Mid Aug - Toe. K. Garlick (CF) Mid Aug - Ribs. A. Kirilloff (RF) Out indefinitely - Wrist.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
"I think everything lined up the way we wanted it to line up and we just didn't execute at the end. I love the way we're playing and I think it's one game kind of in a vacuum. You try to squash it and move on." - John Schneider after his team’s loss against the Twins on Friday.
 
 
"Sometimes you just have to battle a little bit. Put the ball in play. Make the other team make something happen. Once there's guy on second base, once there's a guy on third base, really anything can happen in this game if you give yourself the opportunity." - Rocco Baldelli after his team’s win against the Blue Jays on Friday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Toronto Blue Jays
Whit Merrifield (R) CF
Vladimir Guerrero (R) 1B
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (R) DH
Teoscar Hernandez (R) RF
Bo Bichette (R) SS
Matt Chapman (R) 3B
Danny Jansen (R) C
Raimel Tapia (L) LF
Santiago Espinal (R) 2B
 
Minnesota Twins
Luis Arraez (L) 2B
Carlos Correa (R) SS
Jorge Polanco (S) DH
Jose Miranda (R) 3B
Nick Gordon (L) LF
Jake Cave (L) RF
Tim Beckham (R) 1B
Mark Contreras (L) CF
Sandy Leon (S) C
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Toronto Blue Jays
Batting Average:  Whit Merrifield (.400)
Hits:  Vladimir Guerrero (116)
Home Runs:  Vladimir Guerrero (23)
RBI:  Vladimir Guerrero (68)
Stolen Bases:  George Springer (10)
Wins:  Alek Manoah (12)
Saves:  Jordan Romano (25)
ERA:  Bowden Francis (0.00)
 
Minnesota Twins
Batting Average:  Sandy Leon (.600)
Hits:  Luis Arraez (114)
Home Runs:  Byron Buxton (26)
RBI:  Jorge Polanco (49)
Stolen Bases:  Nick Gordon (4)
Wins:  Joe Ryan (8)
Saves:  Emilio Pagan (9)
ERA:  Jorge Alcala (0.00)
 
Managers:
Toronto Blue Jays: John Schneider (Interim)
Minnesota Twins: Rocco Baldelli (4th season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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