Free MLB Pick: Twins vs Yankees Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(54-67) Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees (69-52)
Date: Thursday, August 19th
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Projected Pitchers: John Gant vs. Jameson Taillon
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins +230 | Yankees -270
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
Despite a plethora of players missing either due to injuries or COVID, the Yankees are barreling towards the postseason on a 6-game win streak. That run has vaulted New York to the top of the wild card standings, and has making up the 5 games to Tampa Bay in the division a real possibility.
Both teams come into Thursday’s contest with momentum, as the Twins have decided to put together a little run with wins in 6 of their last 8. Jorge Polanco has a walk of hit in three of the last four games, so Minnesota might be a dangerous team to fade in this spot.
The Yankees are huge favorites on Thursday night, and on paper the home team definitely has the pitching advantage. Jameson Taillon has been solid on the bump lately for New York, while the Twins are scrambling to find a starter and may end up going with John Gant.
Gant came over from the Cardinals at the trade deadline, and is looking to make his first start since late June. The right-hander has made 7 relief appearances since joining the Twins, not faring bad besides 3 ER allowed to the Rays over 2.0 IP last Friday. Aside from that start Gant has given up 1 ER in 6.2 IP.
Nobody should expect a deep outing from Gant on Thursday night, as he will max out at 40 pitches thrown if that. The Minnesota bullpen has the 7th worst ERA in the majors, so the New York offense may be ready to pounce in this contest.
New York Yankees
It’s looking more and more like the best thing to happen to the Yankees down the stretch was losing the Field of Dreams game. Since the Tim Anderson HR gave Chicago a 9-8 win last Thursday New York has rattled off six wins in a row.
What the Yankees really have to do in Thursday’s meeting with Minnesota is avoid the letdown game. New York just finished a 3-game sweep of the hated Red Sox to climb into the lead in the AL wild card race. The Red Sox and A’s, who the Yankees are neck and neck with for the wild card, have combined to lose 7 straight.
New York did most of their damage against Boston with solid pitching, holding the Red Sox to just 5 total runs over three games. The Yankees got Gerrit Cole back from the COVID list in a 2-1 win over the Angels on Monday and even managed to win an Andrew Heaney start on Wednesday night. Heaney had allowed 15 runs in his first three NYY starts but 2-hit Boston over 7.0 IP in the series finale.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Twins are 5-2 last 7 overall
- Twins are 4-1 last 5 vs. RH starter
- Twins are 11-40 last 51 in New York
- Yankees are 22-8 last 30 overall
- Yankees are 65-22 last 87 head to head meetings
Free Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
The Twins dropped 2 of 3 to New York in their only other series this season. Even though the Twins have been playing better down the stretch, don’t expect much in the Bronx over the next four nights because Minnesota has a complex playing this team in New York.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Yankees -1.5
Ride the Yankees all weekend because this series has sweep written all over it. Especially Thursday in a bullpen day for Minnesota.
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