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MLB Game Preview - Yankees underdogs vs Twins at Minnesota

New York YankeesMinnesota Twins
July 4, 2:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Minnesota Twins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Yankees invade Target Field on Thursday.

Minnesota sends Kyle Gibson out against David Phelps for the Yankees in this game. Gibson is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA on the season, while Phelps is 4-4 on the year and has a 4.85 ERA.

View NY Yankees vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -107 for the Twins in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 9 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 11-rated Yankees taking on the American League's No. 14-rated Twins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Yankees rank No. 14 in the American League at 8 hits per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 11 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

The Yankees were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -166 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday at Target Field behind starter C.C. Sabathia.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 1-9
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Yankees at Twins trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Minnesota
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of NY Yankees' last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Baltimore, Friday, July 5
Minnesota at Toronto, Friday, July 5