Blue Jays Vs Twins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 6, 2022

Written By Staff on August 6, 2022

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. brings a 16-game hitting streak into the Toronto Blue Jays’ (59-47) matchup with the Minnesota Twins (56-50) at 7:10 PM ET on Saturday at Target Field. Toronto’s (-122 to win) Mitch White starts against Minnesota’s (+104) Dylan Bundy.

The betting facts in what follows reflect odds as of August 6, 2022 at 5:27 PM ET.

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Blue Jays vs Twins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

White (TOR) Pitcher Bundy (MIN)
0 – 2 W/L 6 – 5
56.0 IP 89.1
3.70 ERA 5.04
1.250 WHIP 1.287
7.6 K/9 6.9
3.1 BB/9 1.9

Blue Jays Probable Starter Mitch White

  • Mitchell White (0-2) gets the starting nod for the Blue Jays in his 11th start of the season. He has a 3.70 ERA in 56 innings pitched, with 47 strikeouts.
  • The righty last appeared for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, July 27, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings against the Washington Nationals, allowing two earned runs while giving up nine hits.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.70, with 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings, in 15 games this season. Opponents are batting .236 against him.
  • White has collected one quality start this year.
  • He will take the hill against a Twins offense that ranks 10th in MLB with 895 total hits (on a .250 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .417 (seventh in MLB) with 132 total home runs (eighth in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 6, 2022 at 5:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs White

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Sandy León 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Twins Probable Starter Dylan Bundy

  • Bundy (6-5) will take to the mound for the Twins and make his 18th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings while giving up three earned runs on four hits in a matchup with the San Diego Padres.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched to a 5.04 ERA this season with 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.9 walks per nine across 18 games.
  • In 17 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in two of them.
  • The Blue Jays have scored 514 runs this season, which ranks third in MLB. They have 960 hits, second in baseball, with 138 home runs (sixth in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 6, 2022 at 5:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Bundy

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Chapman 23 .130 3 0 1 .200 .461
Whit Merrifield 21 .238 5 0 2 .292 .530
Teoscar Hernández 15 .200 3 0 1 .188 .588
George Springer 15 .333 5 2 4 .412 1.212
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 14 .143 2 0 1 .200 .414
Cavan Biggio 9 .222 2 0 1 .300 .633
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 8 .625 5 1 1 .667 1.792
Bo Bichette 8 .375 3 1 2 .375 1.250
Alejandro Kirk 4 .500 2 1 2 .500 1.750
Bradley Zimmer 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won 59.8% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (52-35).
  • Toronto is 48-33 (winning 59.3% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -122 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Blue Jays a 55% chance to win.
  • Toronto has played in 106 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 54 times (54-50-2).
  • The Blue Jays have collected a 50-56-0 record ATS this season (covering 47.2% of the time).
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Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have been underdogs in 43 games this season and won 17 (39.5%) of those contests.
  • Minnesota is 12-20 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +104 or more on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Twins have a 49% chance to win.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the total in 52 of their 106 chances.
  • The Twins are 46-60-0 against the spread in their 106 chances this season.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Guerrero has accumulated a team-best slugging percentage (.515) and leads the Blue Jays in hits (116). He’s hitting .289 with 22 doubles, 23 home runs and 43 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Guerrero ranks 30th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 27th and he is 14th in slugging.
  • Guerrero has safely hit in 16 games in a row. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .368 with five doubles, three home runs, four walks and eight RBI.
  • George Springer is hitting .251 with 14 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 36 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters, Springer ranks 84th in batting average, 73rd in on-base percentage, and 37th in slugging.
  • Alejandro Kirk is hitting .302 with 14 doubles, 12 home runs and 40 walks, and has racked up a team-high .386 on-base percentage.
  • Bo Bichette has 26 doubles, 14 home runs and 27 walks while batting .260.
  • Bichette has hit safely in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .273 with three doubles and two RBI.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 435 .260 58 14 56 .302 .718
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 402 .289 62 23 68 .362 .877
Whit Merrifield 393 .242 53 6 43 .291 .642
Santiago Espinal 355 .265 40 7 41 .316 .699
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 353 .312 47 5 44 .364 .789
Matt Chapman 349 .241 57 21 58 .320 .793
George Springer 338 .251 59 18 49 .331 .795
Teoscar Hernández 314 .271 43 16 52 .320 .814
Alejandro Kirk 305 .302 48 12 40 .386 .852
Raimel Tapia 274 .277 31 5 37 .299 .697

Twins Players to Watch

  • Luis Arraez leads Minnesota with an OBP of .389, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .423.
  • Arraez ranks third in batting average, eighth in on-base percentage and 76th in slugging percentage among all hitters in MLB.
  • Jorge Polanco has collected 74 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .351.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Polanco ranks 119th in batting average, 37th in on-base percentage and 91st in slugging percentage.
  • Byron Buxton has 65 hits and is batting .219 this season.
  • Carlos Correa has 13 home runs, 37 RBI and a batting average of .268 this season.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Luis Arraez 355 .321 57 6 34 .389 .812
Carlos Correa 317 .268 47 13 37 .343 .781
Jorge Polanco 315 .235 47 14 49 .351 .761
Gio Urshela 308 .263 37 10 45 .307 .729
Byron Buxton 297 .219 57 26 46 .298 .840
Gary Sánchez 282 .209 28 10 40 .275 .658
Jose Miranda 231 .273 27 10 45 .323 .782
Nick Gordon 229 .275 27 5 20 .324 .756
Gilberto Celestino 164 .268 17 0 9 .326 .649
Mark Contreras 25 .120 5 2 4 .115 .475

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