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Minnesota Twins take on Yankees in baseball test

Minnesota TwinsNew York Yankees
April 16, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees Odds

2-7TEAM RECORD5-4

The visiting Twins hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees.

New York sends Freddy Garcia out against Carl Pavano for the Twins in this game. Garcia is 0-0 with a 5.78 ERA on the season, while Pavano is 0-1 on the year and has a 5.93 ERA.

View Minnesota vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 4-rated Yankees and the league No. 7-ranked Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 5.1 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 10 in the American League at 5.3 in runs allowed per game. The Yankees have averaged 8.9 hits per game so far, more than Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Rangers on April 15. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in Liam Hendriks' start, as they lost 4-3 against Texas on Sunday at Target Field.

The Yankees were a 11-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -177 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 11-5 final on Sunday in support of Ivan Nova at Yankee Stadium.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Twins at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
NY Yankees are 16-2 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Minnesota
NY Yankees are 21-4 SU in their last 25 games when playing Minnesota
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at NY Yankees, Tuesday, April 17

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