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(31-33) New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins (20-44)
Date: Thursday June 16, 2016
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
Projected Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs Kyle Gibson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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A battle between middling AL teams in Minnesota, where the resurgent CC Sabathia faces off against the winless Kyle Gibson.
New York Yankees
CC Sabathia has put together a nice comeback season before, as the once ace holds a 2.28 ERA on the season with a 1.21 WHIP.
While he isn’t the dominating strikeout pitcher he once was in his prime, he has made the necessary adjustments and credits adding a cutter to his arsenal to help locate to get outs.
His 4-4 essentially reflects how the Yankees’ season has gone thus far, kicking right around .500 but without a whole lot to get excited about.
The bats for the Yanks have been led by veteran Carlos Beltran lately, with 4 homeruns in his past 10 games and team-leading 16 total on the season.
The 39-year old has an average of .277 average, 44 RBI (team lead) and 62 hits (also team lead).
Jacoby Ellsbury has done what he normally does, getting on base at a .352 clip and swiping 12 bases so far while adding in 3 homers.
The Twins looked poised to contend with the Atlanta Braves for the basement of the MLB standings and the 1st overall draft pick.
Their season on the whole has been rough, with a .313 winning percentage, only trailing the aforementioned Braves’ .281.
The Twins also sit in 26th overall in runs with 250 and 24th overall in team average at .244.
The bright spots for the Twins’ offense have been unexpected, with Eduardo Nunez and Robbie Grossman breaking out with strong seasons.
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Kyle Gibson was once a decent prospect, but has a career line of 4.55 ERA and 1.37 WHIP which suggests he is an average pitcher at best.
However, this year he holds a 6.49 ERA and 1.67 WHIP, with an 0-4 record and a terrible 13:13 K-to-Walk rate. He has not even looked like a league average starting pitcher, let alone a quality one.
- New York is 13-19 on the road
- the Tigers are 6-4 in their last 10 games
- Sabathia has allowed just 3 earned runs total since the start of May
- Minnesota is 8-23 at Target Field this year
- The Twins are 4-6 in their past 10
Free New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Prediction:
While the Yankees this season haven’t looked like the perennial force that the Yankees are known to be, Minnesota is arguably the worst team in baseball and have won just 25.8% of their games at home.
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I like Yankees offense better here, and obviously the pitching matchup favors the visitors as well.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York 6-2
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