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Offensive Woes Continue to Haunt Yanks

Target Field hosts a matchup between the Twins and Yankees to kick off the week and it’s the visitors who own the majority of the positive historical trends. A vast improvement on defense has allowed the Twinkies to be a more competitive club this year but it’s against teams like the Bronx Bombers where their mediocre offense has let them down – until this month, that is.

SHARK BITES
  • The Yankees are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games against the Twins.
  • The Twins are 0-7 SU and on the runline in their last 7 games at home against winning teams.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Yankees’ last 8 games in Minnesota.

The Twins’ performances at the dish have been steadily improving and in the month of July, they’re hitting .271 as a team. Minnesota is the fourth-highest scoring club this month and the Yanks? Well, they’ve scored the fifth-fewest runs this month and they’re hitting a major league-worst .210.

They’ll send out the 26-year-old Bryan Mitchell this evening for his first start of the season in place of the recently injured and probably out for the season Michael Pineda. Mitchell has been decent in relief this year but the Yankees have tried him as a starter before and the experiment was unsuccessful.

Second-year man Adalberto Mejia (4-4, 4.34 ERA) will be on the other side of the starting bump and he’ll bring a 5.62 ERA at home into the contest.

This could be a good game for the Yanks to break out of their slump and if the Twins stay hot at the plate, an OVER might be in the cards.

New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 46-45 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 47-43 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs New York injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 22 (Minnesota Twins) and the No. 15 (New York Yankees) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has baseball's No. 19-rated offensive output, at 8.63 hits per game. The New York Yankees average 9.17 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the list.

Minnesota owns the No. 27 defense, allowing 4.56 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's No. 6-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by David Price in a losing cause, 3-0, against Boston on Sunday.

Mike Fiers fanned 11 Minnesota batters in the team's last outing, leading the Astros to a 5-3 victory over the Twins at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games at home
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing NY Yankees

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Minnesota, Tuesday, July 18

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