Minnesota Twins (8-7) vs New York Yankees (10-9)Date : 04/24/2018
Time : 7:05 PM ET
Location : Yankees Stadium
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees
The Yankees will welcome the Twins as both teams will face off in a four-game series. The Yankees have become a scoring machine scoring 7 in one inning. While the Twins since returning from Puerto Rico has hit a dry spell as they are struggling to score runs in these last few games.
Minnesota Twins's Latest Performance :
The Twins will give the Yankees a visit as they themselves haven’t found any consistency to start the season starting the season off 8-7. The Twins have been struggling to find some offense from the bullpen. The bright spot for this Twins team is Brain Dozer he had himself a double and extended his hitting streak to 15 games tying a club record for the longest hitting streak to start a season. With 7 RBIs and 4 homers already this season, Dozier will solidify himself as the Twins offensive leader, setting great examples for others so others can follow and pick up some positive traits from Dozier.
The Twins are also coming off stretches where they have faced quality pitchers, therefore, they weren’t able to pull off a lot of runs in the last few games, only 10 runs in a span of 4 games played. The loss to the Rays ended a solid road swing for Gibson, previously he had won 4 times in a row and during that time span, the Twins went 6-0.
Jose Berrios should be taking the pitching duty for the Twins as he has an ERA of 1.63 and struck out 29 times. Jose Berrios allowed zero runs on three hits in seven innings against the Indians on Wednesday in his native Puerto Rico as he should make his return to pitch against the Yankees.
New York Yankees's Latest Performance :
The Yankees has started the season off 8-9 and they know they can do much better. After going neck to neck in the rival game the Yankees have got some really solid players including Andujar who has 9 RBIs this season, Aaron Judge who has been playing like a star for the Yankees this season with already 6 homers and 15 RBIs the talent is there this team just lacks consistency. Judge recorded his homer at 116.1 mph making it the ninth-hardest of his career. Judge has now 62 home runs in 201 games, he was the fastest to reach that mark watch him be the catalyst on offense against the Twins.
The Yankees are winners or 4 of their 6 games as they are starting to bounce back from the tough schedule to start the year. When the batting is consistent everyone just keeps the line moving creating momentum and ending up in wins. The Yankees 7 runs in the 6th innings were their highest scoring inning since 2016 this tells us that the Yankees are able to score.
Masahiro Tanaka should be in charge of the pitching in this game against the Twins he struck out 23 times this year. He will be looking to bounce back after giving up seven runs – six earned – over five innings in a loss to the Marlins. Tanaka now has a 23/4 K/BB ratio over his first 22 1/3 innings this season but has posted an unsightly 6.45 ERA.
How Minnesota Twins & New York Yankees Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
Twins are 6-2 in their last 8 games following a loss.
Against The Spread Selection: New York Yankees
My reason for the pick :
Playing at home will definitely give the Yankees the boost in this matchup. Aaron Judge should be able to leave a mark on this series, he has been batting at an incredible level and should be the difference maker and should led the Yankees to a convincing game 1 win over the Twins.
Betting trends for Minnesota Twins:
- The Twins are 3-4 on the road this season.
Betting trends for New York Yankees:
- Yankees are 6-5 at home this season.