Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees Matchup

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The Minnesota Twins will face the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Fox Sports North is in line to showcase this AL matchup. The opening pitch will be at 6:35 p.m. ET.

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees Odds

Minnesota (+150) is hosting this game as the underdog to New York (-160) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 9.5 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds coming in at Twins +1.5 runs (-145) and Yankees +-1.5 runs (+125).

The Twins have gone 8-10 SU this year and are 11-6 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 0.5 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in the season’s early going, despite having gained 3.1 units ATS. Minnesota is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 13-9 SU and 11-10 ATS. The team’s lost 2.9 units for moneyline bettors and 1.4 units ATS. New York has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Yankees games have a 14-6-1 over/under record so far in 2018. Minnesota has an over/under record of 8-9.

Lance Lynn is getting the start for the visiting Twins. The right-handed Lynn is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA and 19 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Yankees are sending righty Sonny Gray (1-1, 8.27 ERA) to the mound. Gray has 15 punchouts and 11 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 2.08. Gray only made one start against the Twins in 2017 (0-1, 6.00 ERA and four strikeouts across six innings).

New York’s pitchers have given up 4.7 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 4.08, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.2. The bullpen has a 3.92 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 13.2 K/9.

The New York hitters are putting up 6.1 runs per outing, including 6.9 per game over its last 10 games and 8.2 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .302/.378/.593 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Right fielder Aaron Judge and shortstop Didi Gregorius have led the charge for the Yankees’ offense so far. Judge is hitting .341/.476/.659 with seven home runs, 16 RBIs and 22 runs scored, and the line for Gregorius stands at .347/.442/.787 with eight homers, 27 RBIs and 19 runs.

Judge seemed to enjoy hitting righties at home last year. Over 257 such plate appearances, he slashed .318/.424/.771 (his total season line was .284/.422/.627).

In the other dugout, Minnesota’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.18 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9.37 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.77, along with a K/9 of 9.70.

Twins hitters have slashed .228/.304/.381 on their way to 4.0 runs scored per game this year, including 3.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (0-5 SU).

Right fielder Max Kepler and second baseman Brian Dozier have led Minnesota’s hitters. Kepler is slashing .283/.368/.583 with 17 hits, seven RBIs and seven runs scored, while Dozier (.291/.356/.494) is up to 23 hits, four homers, 10 RBIs and 15 runs scored.

The Twins have lost 2.0 units and are 9-5 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in seven of those games, compared to seven that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have lost 3.7 units and are 6-8 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in nine of those games, compared to four that’ve cashed the under.

Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The Twins have lost six of their last seven games SU.
  • Minnesota has recorded 19.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 18.0 over its last five.
  • The Twins have hit seven home runs in their last 10 games, including four over their last five.