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The Minnesota Twins are facing off against the New York Yankees in Game 2 of the ALDS. The Bronx Bombers currently own a 1-0 lead in the series, and this matchup is scheduled to begin at 5:07 p.m. ET. It will be televised across the country on Fox Sports One.

Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees Odds

The Twins have gone 101-62 SU throughout the regular season and postseason, and are 90-72 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 22.4 units for moneyline gamblers and 11.2 units ATS. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 104-59 SU and 93-69 ATS. The team’s gained 13.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 23.1 units ATS.

Yankees games have an 85-72-5 over/under record in 2019. Minnesota has an over/under record of 81-76-5.

Randy Dobnak will get the start for the visiting Twins. Dobnak (2-1, 1.59 ERA) has recorded 23 punchouts in 28.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Yankees are turning to Masahiro Tanaka (11-9, 4.45 ERA). Tanaka has 149 punchouts and 40 walks, along with a 1.24 WHIP. Tanaka only made one start against the Twins in 2018 (1-0, 1.35 ERA and five strikeouts across six and 2-third innings).

As a unit, New York’s pitching staff has allowed 4.6 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starters have a 4.52 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.06 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 10.2 K/9.

The New York offense is putting up 5.8 runs per outing, including 5.7 per game over its last 10 games and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .230/.326/.466 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Yankees’ batters have been led by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres. LeMahieu is hitting .329/.376/.526 with 27 home runs, 106 RBIs and 111 runs scored, while Torres is batting .279 with 38 homers, 92 RBIs and 97 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Minnesota’s pitching staff allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 4.18 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.56 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.25, along with a K-per-9 of 9.74.

The Twins offense has slashed .270/.340/.494 on its way to 5.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Minnesota’s offensive production has been led by shortstop Jorge Polanco and left fielder Eddie Rosario. Polanco is slashing .297/.359/.491 with 23 home runs, 81 RBIs and 108 runs scored, while Rosario (.273/.297/.496) is up to 32 homers, 109 RBIs and 91 runs scored.

The Yankees are coming off of a 10-4 win in Game .

Twins at Yankees MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Twins, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • Minnesota has logged 21 extra-base hits over its last five outings. New York has 19 XBH over its last five.
  • The Twins have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.
  • New York has recorded 20.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.6 over its last five.