Twins vs. Yankees Prediction
The Minnesota Twins have lost their last 14 postseason games including last night at the New York Yankees. Can Minnesota snap that dreadful streak in Game 2 of the ALDS tonight?
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Yankee Stadium at 5:07PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are a -175 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Twins are a +165 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Saturday morning, 60 percent of public bets are being placed on host New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Twins hit three homers in defeat
Minnesota lost 10-4 Friday night at New York as its playoff woes continued. The Twins were paced offensively by Jorge Polanco as he went 2-for-3 with a home run, two walks, a stolen base and two runs scored. Nelson Cruz was 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two walks. Miguel Sano went 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Zack Littell took the loss in relief as he allowed two earned runs on no hits with one walk without recording an out. Randy Dobnak will start today for Minnesota as he enters with a 2-1 record, 1.59 ERA and 1.13 WHIP plus 23 strikeouts over 28 1/3 innings pitched.
LeMahieu helps power Yankees
New York blasted visiting Minnesota to the tune of 10-4 Friday night in Game 1 of the ALDS. D.J. LeMahieu led the Yankees' offensive efforts as he finished 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and four RBIs. Brett Gardner was 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs. Edwin Encarnacion ended the contest 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI. Gleyber Torres went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, a run and two RBIs. Tommy Kahnle picked up the win in relief as he gave up one earned run on one hit with one strikeout and one walk over two-thirds of an inning. Masahiro Tanaka starts this evening for New York as he comes in with an 11-9 record, 4.45 ERA and 1.24 WHIP plus 149 strikeouts across 182 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are 23-6 in their last 29 Saturday games. Minnesota is 5-23 in its last 28 playoff games.
The Yankees are 53-17 in their last 70 home games. New York is 14-4 in the last 18 Tanaka starts.
The Twins received some effective pitching down the stretch from Dobnak, but it's still a small sample size and it feels like fools gold. He'll likely have a very short leash and if Minnesota has to go deep into its bullpen, I don't like its chances here. Tanaka has been occasionally shaky, but he's also capable of pitching fairly deep and is backed by both a powerful offense and a strong bullpen. I was wrong about the Twins getting on the board first in the series yesterday and I'm not going down that path again. Going with New York tonight.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK YANKEES -165