Blue Jays Vs Twins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 4, 2022

Written By Staff on August 3, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays (58-46) will look to Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who is currently on a 14-game hitting streak, when they face the Minnesota Twins (55-49) at 7:40 PM ET on Thursday at Target Field. Toronto (-132 to win) has Alek Manoah set to start, while Minnesota (+112) will counter with Sonny Gray.

The betting facts in what follows are based off odds valid as of August 4, 2022 at 7:31 PM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Twins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Manoah (TOR) Pitcher Gray (MIN)
11 – 5 W/L 6 – 3
126.0 IP 74.0
2.43 ERA 3.41
0.992 WHIP 1.108
8.1 K/9 8.4
1.9 BB/9 2.3

Blue Jays Probable Starter Alek Manoah

  • Manoah makes the start for the Blue Jays, his 21st of the season. He is 11-5 with a 2.43 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 126 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Friday against the Detroit Tigers, when he threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • The 24-year-old has amassed an ERA of 2.43, with 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in 20 games this season. Opponents are batting .212 against him.
  • Manoah is trying to record his 17th quality start of the season in this matchup.
  • He meets a Twins offense that ranks 13th in the league with 470 runs while batting .251 as a unit. It has a collective .418 slugging percentage (sixth in MLB action) and has hit a total of 129 home runs (ninth in MLB).
  • The 24-year-old’s 2.43 ERA ranks fifth, .992 WHIP ranks ninth, and 8.1 K/9 ranks 36th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 7:31 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Manoah

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Luis Arraez 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Jorge Polanco 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Nick Gordon 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jake Cave 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000
Byron Buxton 2 .500 1 1 1 .667 2.667
Gary Sánchez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Twins Probable Starter Sonny Gray

  • The Twins will hand the ball to Gray (6-3) for his 16th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed five hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched against the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
  • The 32-year-old has an ERA of 3.41 and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .226 in 15 games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start five times in 15 starts this season.
  • The Blue Jays rank first in MLB with a .264 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks fourth in the league (.435) and 133 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 4, 2022 at 7:31 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Gray

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
George Springer 21 .238 5 1 2 .360 .741
Teoscar Hernández 11 .182 2 2 3 .182 .909
Bradley Zimmer 10 .200 2 0 2 .200 .600
Matt Chapman 4 .500 2 1 2 .667 1.917
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 2 .500 1 0 2 .500 1.000
Raimel Tapia 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won 51 of the 85 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (60%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -132 or shorter, Toronto has gone 39-25 (60.9%).
  • The Blue Jays have a 56.9% chance to win this contest based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Toronto has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 52 times this season for a 52-50-2 record against the over/under.
  • The Blue Jays have covered 47.1% of their games this season, going 49-55-0 against the spread.
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Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have won 16, or 39%, of the 41 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Minnesota has entered 23 games this season as the underdog by +112 or more and is 10-13 in those contests.
  • The Twins have a 47.2% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the total in 50 of their 104 chances.
  • The Twins are 45-59-0 against the spread this season.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Guerrero has accumulated a team-high slugging percentage (.499) and paces the Blue Jays in hits (112). He’s batting .285 with 21 doubles, 21 home runs and 42 walks.
  • Among the qualified batters, Guerrero ranks 33rd in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 31st and he is 19th in slugging.
  • Guerrero brings a 14-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .395 with five doubles, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
  • George Springer has 14 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 35 walks while batting .251.
  • Among qualifying batters, Springer ranks 84th in batting average, 77th in on-base percentage, and 37th in slugging.
  • Alejandro Kirk is batting .305 with 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 37 walks. He has a .384 on-base percentage to pace the Blue Jays.
  • Bo Bichette has 24 doubles, 14 home runs and 27 walks while batting .256.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 425 .256 55 14 56 .300 .712
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 393 .285 60 21 63 .359 .858
Santiago Espinal 353 .263 39 6 40 .315 .689
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 344 .311 45 5 42 .363 .790
Matt Chapman 341 .243 56 20 57 .322 .794
George Springer 334 .251 58 18 47 .330 .797
Teoscar Hernández 304 .273 42 15 51 .324 .817
Alejandro Kirk 302 .305 48 12 40 .384 .854
Raimel Tapia 270 .278 31 5 36 .300 .700
Cavan Biggio 153 .216 25 2 14 .341 .694

Twins Players to Watch

  • Luis Arraez has an OPS of .832, fueled by an OBP of .398 to go with a slugging percentage of .434. All three of those stats are best among Minnesota hitters this season.
  • Of all the qualified batters in MLB, Arraez is second in batting average, fifth in on-base percentage and 64th in slugging percentage.
  • Jorge Polanco is slugging .416 while driving in 49 runs and batting .239 this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Polanco ranks 113th in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage and 83rd in slugging percentage.
  • Byron Buxton leads Minnesota in total hits (65) this season, and 41 of those have gone for extra bases.
  • Carlos Correa has 13 home runs, 37 RBI and a batting average of .266 this season.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Luis Arraez 346 .329 57 6 34 .398 .832
Jorge Polanco 310 .239 45 14 49 .349 .765
Carlos Correa 308 .266 45 13 37 .343 .781
Gio Urshela 306 .261 37 10 45 .305 .727
Byron Buxton 294 .221 57 26 46 .299 .847
Gary Sánchez 279 .211 28 10 40 .275 .662
Jose Miranda 225 .276 26 10 42 .321 .788
Nick Gordon 221 .267 25 4 17 .315 .722
Kyle Garlick 105 .257 18 8 17 .319 .833
Mark Contreras 19 .105 4 1 3 .100 .363

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