Blue Jays vs Twins Odds, and Picks (May 26)

By · May 26, 2023
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  • The Blue Jays continued to slide, losing 6-3 to the Rays.
  • Minnesota picked up a 7-1 victory over the Giants.
  • Toronto is 231-184 in their all-time history against the Twins.

The Blue Jays (26-25) and the Twins (26-24) face off in a crucial AL clash. Both teams have been losing a lot lately, and are seeking to get back on track in this series. The loser will be in danger of sliding further.

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Toronto has slid all the way into last place in a competitive AL East division, after having gone 2-9 over the last two weeks. That entire span came against divisional opponents, after the Blue Jays had no trouble sweeping the Braves. The difficulty of the AL East has certainly made a difference, as they have gone 6-15 in the division, but 20-10 against all other opponents. They have a good chance to rebound in this series.

The Twins have also struggled lately, going 2-5 over the past week. Despite their inconsistency, they remain in 1st in an abysmal AL Central. Minnesota may be able to win that division with a .500 record, but is obviously aiming for something much better than that. They need their offense to produce like they did in the win against the Giants on Wednesday, and not in the 3 games prior, where they scored just 6 runs.


Both of these teams have been losing consistently as of late, making it hard to feel confident picking either team to win. That being said, the Twins have the home-field advantage in this game, and surprisingly favorable odds, making this bet worthwhile. They’ll need a strong start from Louie Varland (4.18 ERA) in order to defeat Toronto’s Kevin Gausman (3.14 ERA). I see the Twins getting it done and picking up the win.

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Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.