Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Duffey (0-0) vs. Drew Hutchison (9-2)
The Minnesota Twins visit Rogers Centre on Wednesday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Tyler Duffey for the Twins and Drew Hutchison for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +179 and Toronto at -189. The over/under was set at 9. The Twins, with a 63-42 run line record, cover the spread 60% of the time. They also have a 47-50 over/under record. The Blue Jays are 55-52 against the run line and have a 50-49 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Twins show up with a 54-51 record, including 20-29 on the road. Tyler Duffey will be making the start for the Twins on Wednesday night. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.08 and they've given up 307 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 218 and walked 96 batters this season while opposing teams hit .254 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.43 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.96, they are 18th in the league.
Minnesota ranks 20th in the league in team batting average at .249 while hitting .221 on the road. Ranked at 25th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .303 and they hold a .395 team slugging percentage. With 103 hits, Joe Mauer leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.31.
Toronto is 33-21 at home while holding a 55-52 overall record on the season. Drew Hutchison is starting this game 9-2 for the season with an earned run average of 5.42 and a WHIP of 1.50. The Blue Jays have a record of 14-7 over the 113 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 135 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 14-7. His teammates score an average of 6.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.41 and they have given up 261 hits on the season. The Blue Jays bullpen has struck out 314 batters and walked 89 this season while opposing teams have hit .221 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.61 hits per game and are averaging 7.04 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.96, they are 19th in the league.
They rank 5th in the league in team batting average with a .264 average while hitting .278 at home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .332 and they hold a .444 team slugging percentage. With 122 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.91.
The Twins have committed 60 errors and have combined for 1,072 assists and 2,795 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Blue Jays have accumlated 65 errors while having 1063 assists and 2,847 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 47-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 63-42 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 50-49 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 55-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/02/15 P Tommy Milone Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
06/26/15 CF Byron Buxton Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
Toronto Blue Jays
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins
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