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Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays 9/18/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Odds & Info

Game Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins
Date & Time Saturday September 18, 2021, 3:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada
Latest odds
TOR -179 ; O/U 8.5
TV Channel
SportsNet

On Saturday, the Minnesota Twins play the second game of a three-game series on the road against the Toronto Blue Jays. Minnesota is 64-83 following a 12-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday. Minnesota has lost four of the last five and the Twins are last in the American League Central 19 ½ games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox.

Shortstop Jorge Polanco is batting .276 with 30 home runs, 88 RBIs and 147 hits to lead Minnesota in each category. Third baseman Josh Donaldson is the leader in on-base percentage at .343. On Saturday, the Minnesota Twins will send Bailey Ober to the mound. The right-hander is 2-2 with an ERA of 4.12, 87 Ks and 17 BBs.

Toronto improved to 82-64 following a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Toronto defeated Tampa Bay in two out of three games and the Blue Jays have moved into a tie for second place in the American League East with the Boston Red Sox 8 ½ games behind the first place Rays. More importantly, Toronto is tied with Boston for the top two spots in the American League wildcard chase.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr is batting .317 with 45 home runs, 173 hits and an on-base percentage of .406 to lead Toronto in each category. Right fielder Teoscar Hernandez is the leader in RBIs with 103. On Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays will send Steven Matz to the mound. The left-hander is 12-7 with an ERA of 3.87, 128 Ks and 38 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 1-4 in its last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Twins last 5 on the road
  • Toronto is 6-1 in its last 7 at home
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 (4-1-3) of the Blue Jays last 8

Free MLB Pick:

Toronto Blue Jays -179

Although Minnesota has dominated this head-to-head series with Toronto, the Blue Jays are playing exceptionally well. Toronto has won 19 of its last 26 overall and have moved into a tie for the top spot in the American League wild-card chase. Minnesota has lost four of its last five and the Twins are out of playoff contention and are already looking to the winter off and next season. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Blue Jays win 6-3.

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