Twins vs Blue Jays Picks and Odds (June 4)

Twins vs Blue Jays Picks and Odds (June 4)

Jose Berrios reacts to home run, Toronto Blue Jays

May 29, 2022; Anaheim, California, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Jose Berrios (17) looks on in the third inning after giving up a second home run to Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday, the Twins clash with the Blue Jays
The matchup on the mound sees Dylan Bundy take on Jose Berrios
Find the Twins vs Blue Jays odds, preview, and picks below

The Minnesota Twins continue their three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday at Target Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 3:07 pm ET.

The pitching matchup is an intriguing one as Dylan Bundy gets the ball for the Twins. Jose Berrios meanwhile, is set to face his former team.

Twins vs Blue Jays Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Minnesota Twins
+140
+1.5 (-150)
Ov 9 (-110)
Toronto Blue Jays
-160
-1.5 (+130)
Un 9 (-110)

Odds as of June 3rd at Caesars Sportsbook

Toronto is a -160 favorite here and has won eight straight, moving up to second place in the AL East behind the New York Yankees. They sit second in the MLB Division odds as well.

Twins vs Blue Jays Probable Pitchers

Bundy is pitching relatively well this season for the Twins, going 3-2 with a 4.77 ERA in eight starts. Aside from essentially one outing where the righty allowed nine runs, it’s been mostly smooth sailing. Last time out, Bundy tossed six innings against the Tigers, surrendering six earned in a no-decision.

Honestly, Dylan Bundy gave the #MNTwins a gift by eating 6 innings. Wasn’t beautiful, by any means.

But 6 mediocre innings are essential ahead of the doubleheader tomorrow, and the imminent roster holes from the non-vaccinated in Toronto

— MNTwinpinions (@MNTwinpinions) May 30, 2022

One thing you can always count on with Bundy is he’ll pound the strike zone. The former first-round pick has given up only eight walks in 39.2 frames in 2022. He’s spent plenty of time in the AL East, and he’s very familiar with the Jays, compiling a 3.27 ERA in 16 appearances.

Bundy vs Berrios

3-2
Record
3-2
4.77
ERA
5.62
1.31
WHIP
1.51
.273
OBA
.296

After signing an extension with Toronto in the offseason, this has not been a good year for Berrios thus far. He’s struggling immensely, collecting a career-worst 5.62 ERA while going 3-2. Berrios is throwing strikes but opponents are just absolutely teeing off on him. The Puerto Rican’s most recent outing was a lot of the same, lasting only 2.1 innings against the Angels as they tagged him for six earned runs while slugging two bombs.

José Berríos in the first year of his 7 year, $131MM extension:

49.2 IP
5.62 ERA
5.02 FIP
16.2% K%
1.63 HR/9

All are his worst marks since his rookie season in 2016, or outright career-worsts. pic.twitter.com/hyE6kqyHFX

— MLB HaterMuse (@MLBHaterMuse) May 29, 2022

Berrios hasn’t pitched great versus his former team, either. In two starts, he’s compiled a 4.26 ERA. With the Jays red hot right now, he’ll be hoping to give his squad some longevity on the hill.

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Losses Mounting for Minnesota Twins

Minnesota still sits at the top of the AL Central with a 31-23 record, but they’ve been poor as of late. Before ending their three-game losing skid on Friday against the Jays, the Twins were 3-7 in their last 10 games after losing four of five to the Tigers in a lengthy series.

Homers Miranda. #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/YGxE9kmwMD

— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) June 4, 2022

As a whole though, Minny is looking very fundamentally sound. The pitching staff is sixth in the Majors with a 3.48 ERA while the bats are also doing their part. Most importantly, the Twins are doing a good job of getting on base, posting a .321 OBP. That ranks fifth in the big leagues.

Blue Jays Win Streak Ends vs Twins

Toronto still has World Series odds of +1000, but they actually boasted the second-best odds to win it all prior to the season. While the Blue Jays did get off to a shaky start, Charlie Montoyo’s squad is coming into their own now. Vladimir Guerrero and Co. were on an eight-game winning streak prior to Friday’s loss, sweeping the White Sox and Angels.

When you know you got ALL of it ? pic.twitter.com/oolc3rR3W2

— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 4, 2022

The offense really came to play in the Chicago series, outscoring them 21-11. However, the lineup hasn’t shown a ton of consistency and that’ll need to change if the Jays are going to make a serious run this fall. Toronto also desperately needs Berrios to be a lot better. Hopefully, Saturday can be the start of him turning things around.

Twins vs Jays – Recent History

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
06/03/22
Blue Jays
Twins
MIN, 7-3
09/26/21
Twins
Blue Jays
TOR, 5-2
09/25/21
Twins
Blue Jays
TOR, 6-1
09/24/21
Twins
Blue Jays
MIN, 3-1
09/23/21
Twins
Blue Jays
TOR, 7-2
09/19/21
Blue Jays
Twins
TOR, 5-3
09/18/21
Blue Jays
Twins
TOR, 6-2
09/17/21
Blue Jays
Twins
MIN, 7-2

Twins vs Jays Prediction

Bundy is historically good against the Jays, while Berrios can’t seem to find his form on the mound. but, he’s much better at home, posting a 3.15 ERA. With that in mind, I’m liking Toronto to get back to its winning ways.

Pick: Blue Jays -1.5 (+130)

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Quinn Allen is a sports journalist, with a background and education in broadcast journalism (BCIT ’17). He is a full-time associate editor at ClutchPoints by day, where he writes about soccer, baseball, basketball, football, and more. At night, Quinn is a frequent contributor at SBD.

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