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New York favored by 135 against Minnesota on Saturday

New York YankeesMinnesota Twins
Aug 20, 7:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Odds

76-47TEAM RECORD54-70

Minnesota will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the New York Yankees pay a visit to Target Field.

Francisco Liriano will take the mound for Minnesota, and he'll carry a 8-9 record into the contest. AJ Burnett gets the ball for New York; he's 9-9 so far this season.

View NY Yankees vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as +135 underdogs. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 13-rated Twins and the league No. 1-ranked Yankees, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 12 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Yankees have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

New York brings the American League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins' league No. 13-ranked defense.

Last time out for New York, they were an 8-1 winner as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -162 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York got the job done in their last match in an 8-1 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Target Field behind starter Philip Hughes.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Yankees at Twins trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Minnesota
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games at home
Minnesota is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
Minnesota is 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
Minnesota is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
NY Yankees at Minnesota, Sunday, August 21