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Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Preview:

The Jays are returning home after a miserable road trip in which they went 1-5.

This is especially disappointing as the team seemed to be bringing it all together before departing on the road. After a sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels, the Jays dropped 2 of 3 against the Texas Rangers.

The Blue Jays will be squaring off against the Minnesota Twins, which is a team that has exceeded expectations so far and currently sits at the top of the AL Central. The Twins have been tough on the road, winning 9 out of 16, while the Blue Jays have underperformed at home, winning just 7 of 15.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been a disappointment so far and continues to struggle at the plate.

In addition to Guerrero's struggles, the Jays pitching staff is suddenly looking shaky as well - combine these two things, and a once surging Blue Jays team is now 15-19 and in fourth place in the American League East.

Here are the odds for Monday's game, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: May 6th, 2019 12:10 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Minnesota Twins, +1.5, 1.47
Toronto Blue Jays, -1.5, 2.75

Over 8.5 Runs, 1.86
Under 8.5 Runs, 1.95

Minnesota Twins, 1.90
Toronto Blue Jays, 1.90

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The home of the Toronto Blue Jays - The Rogers Arena in Toronto.  Arial view at night.The Toronto Blue Jays are a team in transition right now, as they are looking to their younger players while dealing away all of the remnants of their good teams from the past decade or so.

The Blue Jays are looking to the likes of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio to lead the way into the future. Like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cavan Biggio is also a son of Major League Baseball royalty, as Cavan is the son of Craig Biggio.

The Blue Jays are a mix of young prospects and cheap veteran talent. Justin Smoak is the team's highest paid player at $8 million/year, which is a far cry from the salaries that the likes of Bryce Harper and Mike Trout are receiving. The Blue Jays will be relying on young talent such as Guerrero Jr., Biggio, Rowdy Tellez and Aaron Sanchez to lead them into the future, though this means that there will be some pretty lean times for the club as the young players get experience. Fans seem to be OK with this, however, as the team clearly has a stacked roster of young talent in AA, AAA and in the major leagues.

With that being said, don't expect the Toronto Blue Jays to come anywhere close to competing with the likes of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in the AL East anytime soon. Those teams are both light years ahead of the Blue Jays right now, though the Jays are patiently building their roster for a run in the next 3-5 years.

The Blue Jays' ownership team has shown a willingness to deal and spend in the past, so don't be surprised if the ownership group opens up the wallets once the Blue Jays start to look competitive.

In the meantime, expect a Blue Jays team that struggles to finish above .500. With that being said, look for value in games where the Blue Jays are big road dogs, as they do have some very strong young talent that will be playing with reckless abandon.

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Betting Thoughts:

While the Blue Jays certainly won't be competing for the AL East crown anytime soon, hit the Jays hard when they are big road underdogs.

The Blue Jays have three very good arms in their starting line-up (Stroman, Sanchez, Shoemaker), so look to bet on the Jays when they are underdogs and have one of these three starting. Stroman is an especially good target, as his record to start 2019 was terrible, despite allowing just 10 ERs in his first five games of the season.