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33-34 (15-20 V) New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins 20-47 (12-23 H)
Date: Saturday June 18, 2016
Time: 2:10PM ET
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
Projected Pitchers: Michael Pineda vs. Ricky Nolasco
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees -136
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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New York is still sputtering and enters the weekend in fourth place in the East.
Last month Toronto used a trip to Minnesota to redirect their season and the Yankees will be looking to do the same, taking on the last place Twins.
Minnesota has the worst record in the American League by a pretty wide margin. These are the games the Yanks have to get.
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New York took the series opener on Thursday and if they play like they can they can be at .500 by the end of the weekend.
I know there are a lot of questions about the starting staff but that is deflecting attention from the fact that the lineup has not been very good.
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Only three players are hitting over .260 and there is not nearly as much power as advertised.
Michael Pineda continues to tease folks but essentially he has been bad this season.
In five of 13 starts he has given up 5ER or more and that is not going to work for this team.
He was very sharp in his last outing and Minnesota is far from fearsome at the plate. The lights out bullpen has been just that.
Miller and Chapman assure that you do not want to be a lefty late in the game.
The Twins are letting the kids play and as a result are not having that much success.
They are among the lightest hitting teams in the league and they strike out a lot. The only player in the lineup who is consistent is Joe Mauer.
They have to be disappointed because this was a year to show some measured improvement from the likes of Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano.
So far that has not happened.
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Ricky Nolasco is Ricky Nolasco. There is nothing that he is doing this year which we haven’t seen before.
As a result he is not giving the Twins a great chance to win when he is out there.
His ERA is over 5 and about the only compliment you can give him is that he doesn’t walk many.
The Minnesota bullpen ERA is just under 5 so they are not doing the mediocre staff any favours.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 7-3-1 in NYY last 11 road games.
- NYY are 3-7 in their last 10 road games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in Pinedas last 8 Sat. starts.
- MIN are 6-18 in their last 24 home games.
- Over is 20-7-1 in MIN last 28 home games.
- Over is 37-13-4 in MIN last 54 overall.
Free New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Prediction:
Pineda can drive you crazy but this is a spot to back the Yankees. I am not sure how you couldn’t against a team like Minnesota which can neither hit nor pitch all that well.
Nolasco is always a fade target for me but overs are also a thing to look at. New York has some good bats and if they can get going they can send Nolasco to the showers early.
Hopefully the total will be reasonable.
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Given they are on the road I think there will still be enough value on the Yankees in this one. If you have to you can get them on the runline to make the value worth the risk.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York 7 – Minnesota 3
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