Blue Jays Vs Twins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 5, 2022

Written By Staff on June 4, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays (31-21) will look to Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who is currently on a two-game home run streak, when they square off against the Minnesota Twins (31-24) at 1:37 PM ET on Sunday at Rogers Centre. Toronto’s (-248 to win) Kevin Gausman and Minnesota’s (+205) Devin Smeltzer will start this matchup.

The betting insights in the following article reference odds valid as of June 5, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Twins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gausman (TOR) Pitcher Smeltzer (MIN)
5 – 3 W/L 2 – 0
61.0 IP 24.0
2.51 ERA 1.50
1.066 WHIP 0.833
10.3 K/9 4.5
0.9 BB/9 1.5

Blue Jays Probable Starter Kevin Gausman

  • The Blue Jays will send Gausman (5-3) out for his 11th start of the season. He is 5-3 with a 2.51 ERA and 70 strikeouts through 61 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s last time out was on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox, when he went 5 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 31-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.51, with 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings, in 10 games this season. Opponents have a .272 batting average against him.
  • Gausman is looking to pick up his seventh quality start of the year.
  • The opposing Twins offense has the 14th-ranked slugging percentage (.396) and is 12th in MLB play with 59 home runs. It has a collective .244 batting average, and is seventh in MLB with 445 total hits and 12th in MLB play scoring 236 runs.
  • The 31-year-old’s 2.51 ERA ranks 14th, 1.066 WHIP ranks 24th, and 10.3 K/9 ranks eighth among qualifying pitchers this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 5, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Gausman

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Gary Sánchez 18 .222 4 1 3 .263 .652
Byron Buxton 8 .125 1 0 1 .125 .250
Jorge Polanco 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gio Urshela 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334

Twins Probable Starter Devin Smeltzer

  • The Twins will hand the ball to Smeltzer (2-0) for his fifth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Tuesday, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Detroit Tigers.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched in four games this season with an ERA of 1.50, a 3 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .833.
  • He’s looking to extend his two-game quality start streak.
  • The Blue Jays are batting .245 this season, ninth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .408 (eighth in the league) with 60 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 5, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Smeltzer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Bradley Zimmer 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have gone 24-13 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 64.9% of those games).
  • Toronto is 2-2 (winning 50% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -248 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Blue Jays’ implied win probability is 71.3%.
  • In the 52 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Toronto, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 23 times (23-27-2).
  • The Blue Jays have a 24-28-0 record against the spread this season.
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Twins Betting Trends

  • This season, the Twins have been the underdog 19 times and won eight, or 42.1%, of those games.
  • Minnesota has not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +205.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Twins, based on the moneyline, is 32.8%.
  • Games involving Minnesota have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 26 of 55 chances this season.
  • In 55 games with a spread this season, the Twins are 24-31-0 ATS.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Guerrero has six doubles, 12 home runs and 23 walks while hitting .251.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Guerrero’s batting average ranks 83rd, his on-base percentage ranks 51st, and he is 29th in the league in slugging.
  • George Springer has collected 48 hits with a .347 on-base percentage to pace his team in both. He has nine doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 16 walks while hitting .276.
  • Among the qualifying players, Springer ranks 39th in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage, and 14th in slugging.
  • Bo Bichette has put up a slugging percentage of .431, a team-best for the Blue Jays. He’s hitting .257 with 14 doubles, eight home runs and 13 walks.
  • Alejandro Kirk is hitting .307 with eight doubles, four home runs and 19 walks.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 218 .257 28 8 27 .299 .730
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 187 .251 24 12 29 .340 .816
Santiago Espinal 175 .274 17 3 22 .337 .748
George Springer 174 .276 31 10 29 .347 .870
Matt Chapman 173 .202 24 6 20 .298 .645
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 166 .247 16 2 20 .314 .663
Raimel Tapia 148 .243 17 1 13 .276 .587
Alejandro Kirk 137 .307 19 4 15 .386 .839
Teoscar Hernández 109 .229 13 3 14 .294 .679
Bradley Zimmer 55 .109 5 1 1 .197 .415

Twins Players to Watch

  • Luis Arraez leads Minnesota with an OBP of .432, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .392.
  • Arraez is third in batting average, first in on-base percentage and 99th in slugging percentage among all hitters in MLB.
  • Jorge Polanco has collected 43 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .318.
  • Polanco is currently 122nd in batting average, 87th in on-base percentage and 128th in slugging percentage among all qualifying players.
  • Gio Urshela has 43 hits this season and has a slash line of .270/.330/.403.
  • Byron Buxton has 12 home runs, 23 RBI and a batting average of .216 this season.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 191 .225 23 6 28 .318 .679
Gio Urshela 159 .270 20 5 23 .330 .733
Luis Arraez 158 .342 27 1 13 .432 .824
Gary Sánchez 152 .224 14 6 25 .287 .715
Byron Buxton 148 .216 27 12 23 .295 .802
Ryan Jeffers 122 .172 12 3 14 .263 .550
Nick Gordon 118 .254 13 1 7 .290 .654
Trevor Larnach 110 .264 18 3 15 .341 .796
Jose Miranda 84 .190 8 4 10 .227 .632
Gilberto Celestino 75 .333 10 0 4 .405 .792

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