- The Minnesota Twins lost 18 straight Postseason games but have -109 odds to win Game 1 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
- Toronto has -220 odds to cover the 1.5-run line.
- Series odds slightly favor the Twins to win their first Postseason series since 2002.
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins host the Toronto Blue Jays as 1.5-run favorites in Game 1 of the American League Wild Card series. Minnesota has -109 odds to snap a 18-game postseason losing streak with a win.
Kevin Gausman (12-9, 3.16 ERA) will start for the Blue Jays as Pablo Lopez (11-8, 3.66 ERA) takes the mound for the home team. Gausman and Lopez finished first and second in the AL for strikeouts this season.
As a result, gambling sites offer a low total at 7.5 runs and heavy -220 odds for the Blue Jays to cover the run line. Gambling odds say runs will come at a premium in a hard-fought Game 1 at Target Field.
Minnesota Twins Vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting
|Toronto Blue Jays||+1.5 (-220)||-111||O7.5 (-110)|
|Minnesota Twins||-1.5 (+180)||-109||U7.5 (-110)|
The Blue Jays and Twins finished first and fourth, respectively, for earned runs allowed in the American League. Game 1 starter Kevin Gausman had a 1.60 ERA with 35 strikeouts across his last five starts in September.
AL Wild Card Series Odds for Twins Vs Blue Jays
Both teams have dominant pitching staffs and strong lineups. An evenly-matched series reflects odds at MLB gambling sites that slightly give an edge to the Twins.
Twins Vs Blue Jays Series Odds
- Minnesota Twins -112
- Toronto Blue Jays -107
There are +290 odds for the Blue Jays to sweep the Twins. Minnesota got swept in their last five postseason series.
Although Minnesota’s the home team, it’s surprising that online sportsbooks favor the team that’s lost 18 consecutive postseason games.