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A winning streak will be on the line for the New York Yankees on Friday when they battle the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium.
Scott Diamond will be the starting pitcher for the Twins on this day. Lefthander Diamond is 5-8 this season with a 5.52 ERA.
Starting this game for the Yankees will be Hiroki Kuroda. The righthander has a 2.77 ERA to go along with a 7-6 record this season.
Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -218 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for New York, they were an 8-4 winner as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -116 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Minnesota has lost 5 straight games.
New York has won 2 straight games.
Minnesota: 37-52 SU
New York: 50-42 SU
Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9
New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-18 SU in their last 22 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Minnesota
NY Yankees are 18-4 SU in their last 22 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
NY Yankees are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games
NY Yankees home to Minnesota, Saturday, July 13