MLB Odds: Jays Host Twins as Deadline Approaches. The Toronto Blue Jays (46-52, minus-5.64 betting units at Bovada) are undefeated since the All-Star Game, but with little hope of making the postseason, they’ll likely make some moves before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline – maybe even before Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins (44-53, minus-12.56 units). Sportsnet has the coverage beginning at 4:07 PM ET.
There are differing reports on who might start for both clubs on Wednesday. According to Major League Baseball at press time, the Blue Jays have yet to pencil in a starter – which is fitting, since JA Happ and other rotation pieces could be moved any day now. Other reports have Sam Gaviglio (4.59 ERA) getting the nod for Toronto; the Jays are 6-6 behind Gaviglio this year for 0.76 units against the MLB betting lines listed at Bovada SportsBook
For the Twins, it looks like Ervin Santana (3.28 ERA last year) will make his 2018 season debut after having surgery on his throwing hand during the off season. The veteran northpaw made the AL All-Star squad for the second time last year and led Minnesota to 4.07 units in earnings on a team record of 19-14. If Santana isn’t ready, Kyle Gibson (3.57 ERA) may get the start instead.