The Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays complete their three-game baseball betting series on Thursday night in a contest that can be seen on the MLB Network.
Both of these teams have offensive firepower so there could be some runs scored, especially since neither starting pitcher has been very good lately.
SBG Global Current Line: Blue Jays - 120, Total 9 Under – 125
Scott Baker is expected to get the start for the Twins in this game while Brett Cecil goes for the Blue Jays. Baker is 7-7 with a 4.72 ERA while Cecil is 7-5 with a 4.19 ERA. Baker is just 1-2 in his last three starts with a 6.23 ERA. He is 0-3 in his career against the Blue Jays with a 5.10 ERA. Cecil is 0-2 with a 6.89 ERA in his last three starts. The only positive for Cecil is that he is 1-0 in his career against Minnesota with a 3.00 ERA.
The Twins have struggled a lot against left-handed starters on the road. They are 15-36 in their last 51 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Twins also struggle in the finale of baseball betting series as they are 2-8 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series. The Twins are 1-5 in Baker’s last 6 road starts. The Twins are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Toronto.
The Blue Jays lead the league in home runs and they could have a big day against Baker. Minnesota should also be able to put up runs although they have struggled against lefties.
Toronto has done well recently against right-handed starters. The Blue Jays are 14-6 in their last 20 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Blue Jays have also struggled in series finales as they are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series. The Blue Jays are 7-3 in Cecil’s last 10 starts.
Looking at the total, the Under is 5-0 in the Twins last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Under is 5-1 in the Twins last 6 road games. The Under is 6-1 in Baker’s last 7 starts vs. the American League East. The Under is 4-1 in Baker’s last 5 starts vs. the Blue Jays. The Over is 18-7-2 in the last 27 meetings between the two teams in Toronto.