Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees Free Preview

The New York Yankees will go for their fourth win in a row they play host to the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. ET and Fox Sports North will be showing this AL matchup.

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees Odds

New York (-125) is favored over Minnesota (+115) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). You can also bet on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds coming in at Twins +1.5 runs (-180) and Yankees +-1.5 runs (+160).

The Twins have gone 8-9 SU this year and are 11-5 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 0.6 units for moneyline bettors in the season’s early going and 4.3 units ATS. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 12-9 SU and 10-10 ATS. The team’s lost 3.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.4 units ATS.

Yankees games have an over/under record of 13-6-1 so far in 2018. Twins games have gone under nine times, gone over seven times and pushed on zero occasions.

The right-handed Jose Berrios is the probable starter for Minnesota. Berrios is 2-1 with a 1.63 ERA and 29 strikeouts. He has yet to face New York this year, but he did make two starts against the Yankees in 2017, putting together a 1-1 record against them with a 3.60 ERA and nine strikeouts.

The Yankees are putting the ball in the hands of lefty CC Sabathia (0-0, 2.70 ERA), who has eight strikeouts and three walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.20. Sabathia only made one start against the Twins in 2017 (1-0, 3.00 ERA and five strikeouts across six innings).

New York’s pitching staff has given up 4.8 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The club’s starters have a 4.30 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.95 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 13.2 K/9.

The New York hitters are putting up 6.0 runs per outing, including 7.1 per game over its last 10 games and 7.4 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .299/.381/.545 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Yankees’ hitters have been led by Didi Gregorius, who is slashing .324/.429/.746 with seven home runs, 24 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Minnesota’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.87 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 9.10 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.71, along with a WHIP of 1.27.

The Twins offense has slashed .232/.308/.388 on its way to 4.1 runs scored per game this year, including 3.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Minnesota’s offense has been spearheaded by Brian Dozier thus far. Dozier is slashing .307/.373/.520 with four home runs, 10 RBIs and 15 runs scored. He enjoyed hitting against lefty pitching in 2017. Across 168 plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .331/.423/.634 (his total season line was .271/.359/.498).

The Yankees just took the previous game in this series by a score of 14 runs to one.

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in three of Minnesota’s last seven games.
  • The Twins have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.
  • Minnesota has recorded 19.5 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 games and 21.0 over its last five.
  • The Twins have lost five of their last six games SU.