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2021 MLB Handicapping
(54-67) Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees (69-52)
Date: Friday, August 20th
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Projected Pitchers: Charlie Barnes vs. Nestor Cortes
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins +180/Yankees -210
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10.5
The Minnesota Twins head to the Bronx for a showdown against the scorching hot Yankees. New York has risen from the dead as they have their eyes set on catching Tampa in the AL East division race. A few weeks ago it seemed like the Yankees would have trouble even attaining a wild card spot.
A six-game win streak has made it possible for the Yankees to climb even more. Minnesota has had a letdown season with a 54-67 record. It’s a disappointing season for a team that has made the playoffs in three of the last four years.
The Minnesota Twins have played good baseball over the last week. They took two of three games against Tampa Bay and Cleveland.
The Twins offense is led by Jorge Polanco who is hitting .271 with 21 homers and 67 RBIs. Miguel Sano has contributed with 20 homers and 52 RBIs. Luis Arraez has had a good year with a .318 batting average. The Twins ranks fifth in the league in homers with 171.
Minnesota’s pitching staff has struggled as they have allowed the second-most runs in the American League with 634.
On the mound for Minnesota is Charlie Barnes. Barnes enters the game with a 0-2 record and a 4.91 ERA in just 18.1 innings. He has allowed the opposition to bat .286 off him.
New York Yankees
The Yankees are playing the best baseball of their season. The terrifying part is that they are missing key players everywhere due to injuries or COVID. Guys like Gleyber Torres, Gio Urshela, Miguel Andujar, Luis Severino, Corey Kluber, Domingo German are out. The good news is that they recently got Aroldis Chapman, Anthony Rizzo, Gary Sanchez, Gerrit Cole, and Jordan Montgomery back.
Leading the way for the Yankees is Aaron Judge who is hitting .285 with 26 homers. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .263 with 19 homers, and Joey Gallo has 29 homers.
On the mound for the Yankees is Nestor Cortes Jr. Cortes has been magnificent this year with a 2.55 ERA in 49.1 innings. He is only allowing the opposition to hit .220. In his last outing, he allowed 1 run in 6 innings against the White Sox (8/15).
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Twins are 5-2 last 7 overall
- Twins are 11-40 last 51 in New York
- Twins are 22-65 in the last 87 meetings.
- Yankees are 22-8 last 30 overall
- Yankees are 65-22 last 87 head to head meetings
- Yankees are 18-5 in their last 23 games as a favorite.
- Yankees are 74-28 in their last 102 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Free Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction: Yankees -1.5
The Yankees have a significant edge on the mound with Cortes Jr. The lefty has been one of the more reliable Yankees pitchers over the last few weeks. New York’s offense has also woken up which is a scary sight for Minnesota.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Yankees -1.5
Look for Barnes to get tagged early and for a strong start by Cortes. The bullpen will come in for New York and close the show. Yankees should win this game by a few runs.
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