Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick – MLB June 3, 2022

The Minnesota Twins are in Toronto for a three-game series against the red-hot Blue Jays. The Blue Jays are coming off an 8-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.

Just when it looked like the White Sox were going to reel the Jays in, they responded with 4 runners going across the plate in the bottom of the 8th. The White Sox pulled within 1 run after going down 4-0.

Matt Chapman botched a play for the 3rd out in the 8th, which would have gotten the Blue Jays out of the inning with no runs scored. However, the White Sox went on to score 3 runs to make things interesting.

The Jays were in good shape before that win, with a 7-3 win on Wednesday. The bats are coming around, and Toronto is a dangerous team to beat when the offense is motoring.

The pitching has been in pretty good form for the entire season, except it took Ryu a minute to come around. He’s on the 15-day IL with forearm inflammation, but this doesn’t appear to be a serious injury.

Yusei Kikuchi is pitching like the next Robbie Rady for the Blue Jays.

Kikuchi has retooled his delivery, similar to what Ray did in Toronto, and he’s in the best form of his career. Ray is currently proving that the Jays made a wise decision passing on a new contract.

From what Kikuchi is doing, it’s clear that the Jays’ coaching staff can take a pitcher that hasn’t reached their ceiling yet and take them there.

The native of Japan is scheduled to get the call on Friday night at Rogers Centre. The Twins are countering with former Rockie Chi Chi Gonzalez. Head below for our free Twins vs. Blue Jays prediction on June 3, 2022.

Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Minnesota Twins +1.5 (-105) +185 Over 9 (-120)
Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 (-115) -225 Under 9 (+100)
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Team Data Minnesota Twins Toronto Blue Jays
Overall Record 30-23 30-20
Away/Home Record 13-12 17-8
Batting Average .244 .243
Batting Average Away/Home .236 .252
Runs Per 9 4.34 4.25
Team ERA 3.48 3.66
Team ERA Away/Home 3.85 3.70

Twins vs. Blue Jays Prediction:

Yusei Kikuchi is doing everything that he didn’t in his time with the Seattle Mariners. He showed his full potential at times, but never really looked comfortable.

The lefty posted an ERA of 5.46, 5.17, and 4.41 in three seasons with the Mariners. The Blue Jays thought they could get the most out of him like Robbie Ray, and they’re on track.

It took Kikuchi a minute to warm up in Toronto, but the coaching staff has done a nice job retooling and making his delivery more effective. Since allowing 4 runs to the Astros on April 29, Kikuchi has been in the best form of his career.

He’s using a similar two-pitch system as Ray used to master two pitches and focus on that instead of thinking too much about pitch selection.

Kikuchi is going into tonight with an ERA of 3.48 and a 1.35 WHIP across 42 innings. He’s been better at home, with a 3.32 ERA and 1.05 WHIP at the Rogers Centre.

In his previous three outings, Kikuchi boasts an ERA of 2.35 and a 1.24 WHIP.

Since allowing 4 runs to the ‘Stros, Kikuchi hasn’t given up more than 2 earned runs in five starts. He should see run support tonight as well.

Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends:


  • Record (Last 10): 3-7
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games on the road
  • 1-6 overall in their previous seven games as an underdog
  • 1-4 overall in their previous five games after scoring 2 or fewer runs
  • 4-0 overall in their previous four games on a Friday
  • OVER is 6-2-1 in their previous nine games on the road

Blue Jays

  • Record (Last 10): 8-2
  • 8-0 overall in thier previous eight games
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five first game of a series
  • 5-0 overall in their previous five games versus a team with a winning record
  • 7-0 overall in their previous seven games versus a right-handed starter
  • 6-2 overall in their previous eight games on a Friday

  • The Blue Jays are on fire at the plate. Through their five outings, Toronto has scored 8.14 runs per 9 innings with a .317 team batting average. They scored a minimum of 6 runs in all five games.

    The long ball is working for the Blue Jays after home deep three times in one game.

    They should have fun against Chi Chi Gonzalez, who is making his debut with the Twins tonight. Gonzalez was never able to figure it out with the Rockies.

    In his last three seasons, Gonzalez notched an ERA of 5.29, 6.86, and 6.46. Before going to the Rockies, he struggled earlier in his career with the Rangers, so this isn’t blamed on Coors Field.

    Even if that was the case, it’s terrible regardless of whether he’s in Denver or elsewhere. In Triple-A, Gonzalez recorded a 3.44 and 1.25 WHIP in eight games before getting the call-up.

    The Twins likely won’t have enough offense in this one to support Gonzalez. They are 17th with 4.31 runs per 9 innings, which plummets to 3.85 runs on the road. Look for the Jays to stay hot at home for their ninth straight win.


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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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