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Philip Hughes faces Anthony Swarzak in MLB odds action

Minnesota TwinsNew York Yankees
April 19, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees Odds


Yankee Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the New York Yankees and the visiting Minnesota Twins on Thursday.

It's a pitching duel between Philip Hughes for the Yankees (0-2 on the year) and Anthony Swarzak for Minnesota (0-2 so far).

View Minnesota vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Twins listed as underdogs of +-210 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Yankees) and the No. 12 (Twins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 3 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with New York’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +200 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Twins enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Yankees on Wednesday, with Jason Marquis throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Twins at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Minnesota is 6-19 SU in their last 25 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 17-4 SU in their last 21 games when playing at home against Minnesota
NY Yankees are 19-6 SU in their last 25 games when playing Minnesota
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
NY Yankees are 16-8 SU in their last 24 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, Friday, April 20
NY Yankees at Boston, Friday, April 20