The Toronto Blue Jays will visit the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, October 2nd, in the first game of the best-of-three Wild Card round. The Blue Jays enter with a 89-73 record and are the sixth seed in the American League after finishing in third place in the AL East, while the Twins are 87-75 and the third seed in the American League after finishing in first place in the AL Central. The two teams split six meetings this season.
Blue Jays vs. Twins Betting Odds
|Toronto Blue Jays||+1.5 (-300)||Over 7.5 (-110)||+100|
|Minnesota Twins||-1.5 (+240)||Under 7.5 (-110)||-120|
Fixture: Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 2nd, 4:38 p.m. ET
Venue: Target Field, Minnesota, Minneapolis
Kevin Gausman will get the start for the Toronto Blue Jays. Gausman is 12-9 with a 3.16 ERA in 31 starts this season. He has allowed 65 earned runs in 185.0 innings pitched while striking out 237 batters. Gausman is 1-0 with a 6.30 ERA in two starts against the Twins this season. He has allowed seven earned runs in 10.0 innings pitched while striking out 12 batters.
The Minnesota Twins will give the ball to Pablo Lopez. He is 11-8 with a 3.66 ERA in 32 starts this season. Lopez has allowed 79 earned runs in 194.0 innings of work while striking out 234 batters. He allowed four earned runs in 5.2 innings pitched against the Blue Jays earlier this season. Lopez struck out six batters and picked up the win.
Blue Jays vs. Twins Betting Prediction
Minnesota Twins starter Pablo Lopez has been among the best pitchers in the American League this season. While Toronto Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman has also been among the best pitchers, he struggled against the Twins in the regular season. Meanwhile, Minnesota ranks tenth in the league in runs scored and sixth in ERA. Look for the Twins to get off to a good start in the postseason as they win by at least two runs.