Twins VS Blue Jays Best Bets of the Weekend
After manhandling the Houston Astros in their previous season series, the Toronto Blue Jays welcome in a new opponent to the Rogers Centre, as the Minnesota Twins look to get the upper hand over the team that bested them earlier this season.
With both squads now familiar with each other, this weekend’s matchup is sure to be a barnburner, so why not raise the stakes by placing a bet on the Twins VS Blue Jays series this weekend?
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Twins VS Blue Jays Picks & Predictions
Back the Blue Jays on the Runline (-1.5)
After picking up two wins in their three-game series from two weeks ago, look for the Toronto Blue Jays to dominate once again against the Twins, covering the runline as favourites as they expand upon their current winning streak.
In the two wins they scored over the Twins in their last clash, the Blue Jays successfully covered the runline in both victories. While they haven’t been a strong runline covering team as favourites this season, look for them to improve in this regard as they lead the dance from start to finish, besting the Twins at every facet of the game.
Back the Blue Jays to build off their recent surge in momentum, besting the Twins at home, and earning you a massive payday when you back them to cover the runline as favourites this weekend.
Expect Scoring to be at a Premium (Under 8.5 Runs)
Aside from an all-out shootout that transpired in their second meeting of the season, the Twins and Blue Jays have produced low-scoring tilts that have been determined by each teams defensive prowess. With both teams routinely hitting the Under in their games played this year, look for this weekend’s tilt to result in Under 8.5 runs scored.
Both teams enter this weekend riding consecutive Unders hit, the Blue Jays having scored 8.5 or fewer in three-straight, while the Twins have finished six games in a row beneath this threshold. With both sides set to keep their opponent off the scoreboard throughout the series, the Under is found money for all MLB bettors.
Don’t bank on seeing an explosive offensive showcase in this weekend’s series as the Twins and Blue Jays combine for fewer than 8.5 runs. Bet the Under on the Twins VS Blue Jays and watch as your account balance skyrockets while the scoreboard stays stagnant.
Best Twins VS Blue Jays Batter Prop Bets
Willi Castro Over 0.5 Hits
Having recorded three hits in his last four outings, look for Twins third baseman Willi Castro, to make his way on-base as he connects with a pitch to produce a scoring chance for his team. Having played exceptionally the last time the Twins and Blue Jays faced off, Castro could be one of the top offensive producers for his squad this weekend.
After piling up four hits and three RBIs in three games played against the Blue Jays, Castro certainly knows the weak points to target when facing his opponent. Look for Castro to produce similar results to the last time he faced off against the Jays, recording Over 0.5 hits as he looks to continue increasing his strong hitting season.
Bo Bichette Over 0.5 RBIs
Coming off of a sizzling hot performance in his four appearances against the Astros this week, look for Blue Jays star shortstop, Bo Bichette to continue his elite play, recording Over 0.5 RBIs against the Twins this weekend.
Having racked up an RBI in three of his last four games played, expect to see Bichette’s bat stay hot as he makes the Twins bullpen pay with his dynamic mix of power and precision when he is at the plate.
Back Bichette to pick up where he left off in his last series, creating scoring plays out of thin air, and netting you your latest payout as he records Over 0.5 RBIs versus the Twins.
Twins VS Blue Jays Probable Pitchers this Weekend
Sonny Gray (June 9th)
Getting the starting nod in the first game of this weekend’s series, the Twins, Sonny Gray will look to stop the streaking Blue Jays in their tracks on Friday night.
Coming of a rough performance against the Cleveland Guardians in which he allowed 10 hits in 6.2 innings played, look for Gray to find his footing as he takes on the Jays this weekend. Having been a consistent source to pull from the bullpen, look for Gray to use his ample pro experience to keep himself grounded, maintaining composure, and limiting easy scoring chances for the Jays this weekend.
Joe Ryan (June 10th)
One of the top pitching options for the Twins, starting pitcher Joe Ryan draws a favourable start on Saturday as he looks to tally his eighth win of the 2023 MLB season.
Possessing a downright nasty fastball that he uses to great success, look for Ryan to neutralize the star power of the Blue Jays with his tremendous pitching arsenal this weekend. Averaging nearly seven strikeouts per game, Ryan is a great look to exceed his K total against the Jays on Saturday.
Louie Varland (June 11th)
Set to cap off the weekend series for the Twins, second-year pitcher Louie Varland will take the mound in hopes of getting back into the win column this Sunday. Varland has had an up-and-down season thus far in his limited starts, sporting a solid 3-2 record in his sophomore season.
Hoping to bounce back after getting shellacked by the AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays, Varland will need to bring his A-game if he hopes to best the terrific batters residing within the Blue Jays dugout.
Yusei Kikuchi (June 9th)
Looking to remain as one of the Blue Jays most reliable pitching options this season, expect to see Yusei Kikuchi have plenty of success sending heat directly at the Twins batters.
Kikuchi is a gifted pitcher that excels at sending out tricky to hit pitches. Possessing a reliable slider as well as a solid, but albeit rarely used curveball, Kikuchi will need to stray from his fastball in order to best the Twins. With his numbers somewhat sporadic as of late, it may be best to stay away from any props regarding Kikuchi’s play on Friday night.
Bowden Francis (June 10th)
Set to make his season debut as a starter for the Blue Jays, Saturday is sure to be a whirlwind of a matchup for 27-year-old Bowden Francis. Having only played one inning in the major leagues, this will be Francis’ first true test at the pro level.
After being called up just a few days ago from the Jays AAA affiliate in Buffalo, Francis is still a work in progress and there are sure to be some growing pains experienced throughout his first appearance on the mound this season. Francis is a no-go for any potential prop bets in his favour, instead fade his totals as he will likely only see limited playing time against the Twins this Saturday.
Kevin Gausman (June 11th)
A leading candidate for the 2023 Cy Young award, Kevin Gausman has been outstanding for the Blue Jays this season. Currently leading the American League in strikeouts thrown after coming off of back-to-back double digit strikeout performances, you can safely hammer any prop bets surrounding the Jays ace.
Likely to rely on his untouchable fastball, expect to see Gausman turn heads on Sunday evening, keeping the Twins off the scoreboard as he continues to build his case as the best pitcher in the American League.