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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins odds, tips and betting trends | June 3

A series opener between the Toronto Blue Jays (30-20) and Minnesota Twins (30-23) is on deck Friday at 7:07 PM ET, at Rogers Centre.

The Twins (+180 underdog moneyline odds to win) are away versus the Blue Jays (-220). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Toronto Blue Jays looking to Yusei Kikuchi (2-1), and Chi Chi Gonzalez answering the bell for the Minnesota Twins.

The Blue Jays won their most recent contest versus the White Sox by an 8-3 score yesterday, with Alek Manoah picking up the win pitching throwing 7 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits while striking out five. Teoscar Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBI to lead them offensively.

Yesterday, the Twins lost to the Tigers 3-2. Emilio Pagan was the losing pitcher after he went one inning, giving up two earned runs on two hits. Nick Gordon led the Twins’ offense, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Get ready for the Blue Jays vs. Twins with what you need to know about Friday’s baseball action.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins Odds and Betting Lines

Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Friday at 2:05 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Blue Jays (-220, bet $220 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Twins (+180, bet $100 to win $180)
  • Over/under: 9.5

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Blue Jays Stats and Trends

Blue Jays Betting Records

  • The Blue Jays have been favorites in 36 games this season and won 23 (63.9%) of those contests.
  • Toronto has a record of 3-2 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -220 on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Blue Jays have a 68.8% chance to win.
  • Toronto and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 23 of their 50 opportunities.
  • In 50 games with a spread this season, the Blue Jays are 23-27-0 ATS.

Yusei Kikuchi (Blue Jays Probable Starter)

  • Kikuchi (2-1) will take the mound for the Blue Jays, his 10th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings while giving up two earned runs on nine hits in a matchup with the Los Angeles Angels.
  • The 30-year-old has pitched in nine games this season with a 3.48 ERA and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .209.
  • In nine starts this season, he’s earned two quality starts.
  • In nine starts this season, Kikuchi has lasted five or more innings five times, with an average of 4.2 innings per appearance.
  • The Twins rank 13th in MLB with 224 runs scored this season. They have a .243 batting average this campaign with 53 home runs (12th in the league).

Blue Jays Batting Stats

  • The Blue Jays’ 55 home runs rank 11th in Major League Baseball.
  • Hitters for the Blue Jays have a combined .401 slugging percentage this season, which ranks 10th in MLB.
  • Toronto ranks 11th in MLB with a .243 team batting average.
  • The Blue Jays rank 22nd in the league with 206 total runs scored this season.
  • Toronto has an on-base percentage of .314 this season, which ranks 14th in the league.
  • The Blue Jays have shown patience at the plate this season with the ninth-best rate of strikeouts per game (8.1) among MLB offenses.

Twins Stats and Trends

Twins Betting Records

  • The Twins have won in seven, or 41.2%, of the 17 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This is the worst odds of a win that sportsbooks have given Minnesota this season with a +180 moneyline set for this game.
  • The Twins have an implied victory probability of 35.7% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Minnesota and their opponents have hit the over in 23 of their 53 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Twins have posted a record of 24-29-0 against the spread this season.

Chi Chi González (Twins Probable Starter)

  • Gonzalez gets the call to start for the Twins, his first this season.
  • The 30-year-old right-hander makes his season debut and his first appearance in more than a year.
  • The Blue Jays rank 22nd in MLB action with 206 runs scored this season, and are batting .243 with 55 home runs (11th in baseball).

Twins Batting Stats

  • The Twins rank 12th in MLB play with 53 home runs. They average 1.0 per game.
  • So far this year, the Twins are 16th in baseball with a .388 slugging percentage.
  • Minnesota has the 11th-ranked batting average in the majors (.243).
  • Averaging 4.2 runs per game (224 total), the Twins are the 13th-highest scoring team in MLB play.
  • Minnesota ranks seventh in baseball with a .320 on-base percentage.
  • The Twins strike out 8.3 times per game, the No. 21 mark in the league.

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