Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction MLB Picks 5/12/24

Toronto Blue Jays (18-21) vs Minnesota Twins (23-16)

Game Info: Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 1:37 pm (Rogers Centre)

Alek Manoah (0-0) (13.50) vs Bailey Ober (3-1) (4.42)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays +115 / Minnesota Twins -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays prediction for this MLB game on Sunday, May 12th at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

  • The Twins recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Blue Jays recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Minnesota
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Toronto 
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Minnesota and Toronto 
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Minnesota and Toronto 

Minnesota Trying for Another Series Win

The Minnesota Twins are 23-16 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Minnesota won game one by a score of 3-2 on Friday, but did lose game two on Saturday. Prior to this series, the Twins won three out of four against Seattle, won two out of three against Boston, and swept the White Sox in three games. Minnesota has won five series in a row and they are battling with Kansas City and Cleveland for first in the AL Central. 

The Minnesota pitching staff has a 4.05 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a .244 opponent batting average. The Twins offense has scored 190 runs with a .242 batting average and a .315 on base percentage. Ryan Jeffers is batting .292 with nine home runs and 30 RBI’s for the Twins this season. Minnesota is ninth in runs scored this season and they have scored at least six runs in four of their last five games. 

Toronto Looking for Back to Back Wins 

The Toronto Blue Jays are 18-21 this year and they have lost six of their last nine games. Toronto lost game one in this series, but they did win game two by a score of 10-8 on Saturday afternoon. Prior to this series, the Blue Jays split a two game series with Philadelphia, lost two out of three against Washington, and lost two out of three against the Royals. Toronto has won two games in a row once in their last 18 games and they are last in the AL East. 

The Toronto pitching staff has a 4.66 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a .261 opponent batting average. The Blue Jays offense has scored 146 runs with a .234 batting average and a .312 on base percentage. Daulton Varsho is batting .222 with six home runs and 17 RBI’s for the Blue Jays this season. Toronto is 26th in runs scored so far this year and they have scored three runs or fewer in 11 of their last 16 games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Minnesota is Bailey Ober, who is 3-1 with a 4.42 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 36.2 innings pitched this year. Ober has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. The projected starting pitcher for Toronto is Alek Manoah, who is 0-0 with a 13.50 ERA and a 2.50 WHIP over 4.0 innings pitched this season. 

Toronto Blue Jays Player Prop Facts

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has recorded at least one Single in each of the Blue Jays' last seven home games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Danny Jansen has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • George Springer has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances against the Twins after playing the previous day.
  • Danny Jansen has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances at Rogers Centre against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Daniel Vogelbach has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last six appearances with his team as an underdog against the Twins.
  • George Springer has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances against the Twins after playing the previous day.

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Carlos Santana has hit a home run in each of his last three road appearances against the Blue Jays.
  • Manuel Margot has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances with his team as a road favorite against AL East opponents.
  • Max Kepler has scored at least one run in each of the Twins' last five day games.
  • Bailey Ober has recorded five or more strikeouts in nine of his last 11 appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Manuel Margot has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances at Rogers Centre.
  • Max Kepler has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 appearances.
  • Carlos Correa has recorded at least one Double in each of the Twins' last three games at Rogers Centre.
  • Max Kepler has recorded a Single in each of his last seven appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Bailey Ober has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Ryan Jeffers ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.609) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank 28th in the league for RBI's this season (126).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank 3rd in the league for strikeouts against this season (281).
  • The Minnesota Twins rank 1st in the league for doubles this season (79).
  • The Minnesota Twins rank 1st in the league for strikeouts this season (385).

Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction 

Minnesota rolls into this series finale looking for another series win, as they are fighting with Cleveland and KC in the AL Central. The Twins have been one of the hottest teams in the MLB over the last few weeks and they are 12-8 at home. Toronto was able to get a win on Saturday, but they have really struggled to win consecutive games and they are going with Manoah on the mound. Manoah had a terrible 2023 and his first start this season was a disaster. My Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays prediction is for the Twins to pick up the win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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