Yankees vs. Twins Prediction
Will the New York Yankees cruise to a road win over the Minnesota Twins when the two teams meet up tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
8:10PM ET – Target Field
TV: FSN (Min); YES (NY)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Yankees are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -175 to prevail. The Twins are listed with a money line of +165 to win at home, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 81 percent going on New York on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Yankees take opener
The Yankees were pretty dominant in the opener, earning a 7-2 win over the Twins for their third win in four games. New York is now 90-54 overall with a 42-30 record on the road. The Yanks are scoring 5.12 runs per game this year while giving up 4.04 per contest.
Sonny Gray gets the start for the Yankees tonight. He is making his 23rd start of the year and carries a 10-8 record with a 4.96 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP. Gray has pitched a total of 123.1 innings this season and has 116 strikeouts with 53 walks.
Twins in a funk
Minnesota has dropped seven of its last nine games following the 7-2 loss at home to the Yankees on Monday. The Twins are now 65-78 overall with a 41-31 record at home. Minnesota is scoring 4.36 runs per game on offense while giving up 4.89 runs per contest.
The Twins are giving the ball to Tyler Duffey tonight. He is making his first start of the year, but has appeared in 14 games this season. Duffey has a 1-2 record with a 9.00 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. Duffey has 15 strikeouts and two walks over 19.0 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees have won four of Gray’s last five starts overall and six of his last eight road starts.
The Twins have lost four straight against AL East opponents and seven straight against a team with a winning percentage over .600.
The Twins are really falling apart with all seven losses in this current funk being by multiple runs. Gray has really turned things around in the last month, as he has allowed just four earned runs over his last six appearances, a total of 19.2 innings. I expect him to limit what the Twins hitting does and gets plenty of run support from his hitters.
The Pick: New York Yankees -1.5 (-120)