New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

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The Minnesota Twins are playing host to the New York Yankees at Target Field. Fox Sports North will be airing this AL matchup. The game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET.

New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins Odds

Vegas is listing Minnesota (+140) as the underdog to New York (-150). The total stands at nine runs and bettors can take the over for -105 and the under for -115. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at -105 for the Yankees -1.5 runs and -115 for the Twins +1.5.

The Yankees have gone 89-54 SU this year and are 71-71 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 4.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 9.5 units ATS. The Twins, on the other hand, are 65-77 SU and 71-70 ATS. They’ve lost 15.3 units for moneyline bettors and 4.0 units ATS.

Twins games have an over/under record of 68-70-3 in 2018. Yankees games have gone under 72 times, gone over 63 times and pushed on seven instances.

The southpaw J.A. Happ is getting the nod for New York. Happ is 15-6 with a 3.90 ERA and 170 strikeouts. This will be his first outing against Minnesota this year. He made two starts against the Twins in 2017, posting a 1-1 record against them with a 5.84 ERA and 12 strikeouts.

The Twins will turn to righty Kyle Gibson (7-12, 3.74 ERA) to the mound. Gibson has 158 punchouts and 69 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.29. Gibson is 0-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against New York this year.

As a unit, Minnesota’s pitching staff has yielded 4.9 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.65, a WHIP of 1.40 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.2. The bullpen has a 4.55 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The Minnesota offense has produced 4.4 runs per contest, including 3.9 per game over its last 10 games and 3.4 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .197/.284/.299 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Eddie Rosario has helped lead the Twins’ offense this year with 23 home runs, 75 RBIs and 85 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.12 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.21 K/9. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.15, along with a K-per-9 of 11.41.

Yankees hitters have slashed .249/.330/.448 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game this year, including 4.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Miguel Andujar has sparked New York’s offense and is slashing .299/.333/.523 with 23 home runs, 77 RBIs and 74 runs scored.

The Twins are coming off of a 3-1 win against the Royals, while the Yankees just dropped a 3-2 game to the Mariners.

New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of Minnesota’s last seven games.
  • The Yankees have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games. The Twins have hit 11 over their last 10.
  • The New York defense has allowed three errors over the last 10 games, compared to 11 errors for Minnesota over its last 10.