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2019 MLB Season – ALDS
Date: Saturday October 5, 2019
Time: 5:07 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Projected Pitchers: TBD vs. Masahiro Tanaka
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins -162 | Yankees -180
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Twins +1.5 (-130) | Yankees -1.5 (+110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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This is being written before game one so keep that in mind. Obviously the outcome of that game could influence this one, especially if the Twins win which I think is a real possibility.
The handicap is probably the same either way but the desperation factor will be much higher for one of these teams. That matters in a short series.
After game one we are going to know whether the Twins have exorcised any of their Yankee demons. It does not mean that they are going to win or lose the series but we will have some idea.
The Twins are loaded with power but it is one of their more under-considered players that could be the key here. Jonathan Schoop saw a lot of Tanaka with the Orioles and has a .290 average with three homers against him.
Minnesota has not announced their starter which I am assuming is because they are not sure that Jake Odorizzi is good to go. I am not sure who they go with after him but whoever it is will be a major downgrade.
Heros are made in the postseason but I am not sure this spot is a good one for Minnesota if they can’t trot out the pitcher they want.
New York Yankees
Win or lose the Yankees are still going to be in good shape for this series. They have much more depth, especially on the mound, than Minnesota.
Masahiro Tanaka has been good for New York in the playoffs since arriving from Japan. He has an ERA of 1.50 over five starts though he did not pitch against Minnesota back in 2017.
Tanaka also missed the Twins during the regular season this year. His 2019 splits were very home heavy which is a factor in why he is getting this start.
New York is so tough to beat because they do not ask their starters to do much. Odds are they will push their bullpen arms knowing there is an off day coming up after this one.
New York might not pitch any pitcher for more than 4 innings at a time in this postseason. Luis Severino gets the ball at some point, maybe they bring him in as a contrast to Tanaka in this one.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- MIN are 5-22 in their last 27 playoff games.
- MIN are 23-6 in their last 29 Sat. games.
- MIN are 46-19 in their last 65 road games.
- NYY are 7-2 in their last 9 playoff home games.
- NYY are 52-17 in their last 69 home games.
- Under is 9-3 in NYY last 12 home games.
Free Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
New York will be a heavy favourite in this one. Probably justified too so if you are going to take them the money line seems like the best approach.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: New York -1.5
Whether they win G1 or not I think this one will set up the way they want. Tanaka is sold, the hitters mash and then the bullpen shuts things down.
After that they line up the pen and do what they have done so many times this season.
Look for this one to be the highest scoring game of the series. New York hits at least three dingers in a no contest that has Minny fans saying here we go again.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York 9 – Minnesota 3
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