Twins vs. Yankees Prediction
Can the New York Yankees continue their recent winning ways today when they play host the Minnesota Twins tonight at 7:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, April 23, 2018
7:05PM ET – Yankee Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Yankees are the clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -210 to win at home. The Twins are getting a money line of +180 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs. Currently 68% of the wagers are going on the Yankees at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
The Yankees are starting to find their stride, as they have won five of their last seven games, scoring at least five runs in four of those five victories. New York is now 11-9 overall and 7-5 at home. The Yankees are averaging 5.65 runs per game while allowing 5.00 runs per contest.
Masahiro Tanaka is on the mound for New York tonight. He is 2-2 through four starts this season. He has a 6.45 ERA with a 1.25 WHIP. Over 22.1 innings of work, Tanaka has 23 strikeouts with four walks.
Twins on a losing skid
The Minnesota Twins are coming off being swept by the Rays in Tampa and they have now dropped four of their last five games. Minnesota is now 8-8 on the season and 3-5 on the road. The Twins are scoring 4.25 runs per game this season while allowing 4.38 per contest.
Jake Odorizzi gets the start today for the Twins. He is making his fifth start of the year tonight and he comes into the game 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. Odorizzi has 19 strikeouts with 11 walks over 21.1 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are just 2-8 in their last 10 against AL East opponents and 2-5 in their last seven series openers. Minnesota is also 0-4 in their last four Monday games.
The Yankees are 38-18 in their last 56 home games and they have won Tanaka’s last 5 Monday starts. They also are 40-18 in his last 58 starts at home.
Tanaka’s starts have been getting progressively worse, which has to be a concern. However, Minnesota hasn’t looked good at the plate recently. I like what Odorizzi has been able to do this year, but he is facing a very tough New York lineup in the short porch of Yankee Stadium.
The Pick: New York Yankees -210