Blue Jays vs. Twins prediction and odds for Saturday, May 27 (Bet on pitcher's duel)

May 17, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN;   Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (40)
May 17, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Chris Bassitt (40) / Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Blue Jays won the first of three in Minnesota on Friday night, 3-1, and will look to make it a winning series on Saturday afternoon.

Toronto hands the ball to Chris Bassitt, who is looking to be worth the free agent signing, while the Twins counter with Pablo Lopez, a fellow offseason acquisition via trade from the Marlins. Both of these pitchers have been in fine form all year long and will look to shut down the opposing offense on Saturday.

Here's the odds for this Saturday afternoon matchup:

Blue Jays vs. Twins odds, run line and total

Blue Jays vs. Twins prediction and pick

The Blue Jays offense has been humming all year long, second in the big leagues in batting average against right handed pitching, but the Twins do have the pitching staff to limit the damage. Lopez enters with a strikeout to walk ratio above four this season and his ability to work efficiently has allowed him to pitch into the sixth inning in all but two starts this season.

Behind Lopez is a top 10 bullpen in terms of ERA this season, so the Jays are going to need to lean on Bassitt to make this a low scoring matchup.

The 2021 All-Star has been dominant of late, pitching three straight shutouts before allowing two earned runs in his last start against the best offense in baseball in the Tampa Bay Rays. He will get a reprieve of sorts against the Twins, who are hitting below .230 as a team this season and strikeout on more than 26% of its at bats.

Bassitt should keep his fine pitching up, but I don't feel confident in the Blue Jays putting up a big number on the scoreboard, so I'll side with the under on Saturday afternoon.

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