MLB Game Preview - Yankees underdogs vs Twins at Minnesota
New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Odds
New York pays a visit to Minnesota on Monday, hoping to shut down the Twins bats in baseball action at Target Field.
For the Twins, Scott Diamond gets the ball, charged with keeping the Yankees hitters off the base paths. He'll face Andy Pettitte, 5-6 on the year.
This game matches up the No. 14 (Twins) and the No. 11 (Yankees) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Yankees defense that ranks No. 4 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than Yankees batters have averaged on the year (8 hits per game).
Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.
New York lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Orioles on June 30. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 4-2 on Sunday behind a start from Chris Tillman at Camden Yards.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 9-8 loser as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -108 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-8 to Kansas City on Sunday at Target Field.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
A few Yankees at Twins trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of NY Yankees' last 15 games on the road
NY Yankees are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
NY Yankees at Minnesota, Tuesday, July 2