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New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins Picks, Predictions, Odds

The New York Yankees (40-15) and Minnesota Twins (32-25) will wrap up a three-game series on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:40 PM ET at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota and can be viewed on ESPN+.  

Score Prediction

Yankees 5, Twins 2

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New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Predictions

The New York Yankees enter this matchup first in the AL East with a seven and a half game lead over the second place Blue Jays. New York has won seven straight prior to the results of Wednesday night's game, including game-one of this series 10-4. The offense had another productive day with 14 hits and 10 runs, above their season average of eight hits and 4.87 runs per game. The Yankees bullpen was solid as well in game one and have been having a fantastic year with a team ERA of 2.77. Right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole is scheduled to start on Thursday. Cole is 5-1 in 11 games this season with an ERA of 2.78 and has given up 47 hits, 20 earned runs, and struck out 81 batters in 64.2 innings. 

The Minnesota Twins are currently first in the AL Central standings with a four and a half game lead over the second place White Sox. The offense has been inconsistent throughout the season, but have scored eight or more runs in two of their last four games. Minnesota’s bullpen is struggling as of late with five starting pitchers currently on the injured list. The right-hander Dylan Bundy is expected to take the mound on Thursday. Bundy is 3-3 in nine games this season with an ERA of 5.57 and has given up 52 hits, 26 earned runs, and struck out 36 batters in 42.0 innings of work. 

I like the Yankees to finish off this series with a win. Cole has been great this year and should be able to give the Yankees six to eight solid innings. Bundy really struggled in his most recent outing and I expect that to carry over into this one. Not much value in the Yankees moneyline, so will be playing New York runline here.

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New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Odds

  • Yankees -200
  • Twins +170
  • Yankees -1.5 (-125)
  • Twins +1.5 (+105)
  • Over 8.5 (-115)
  • Under 8.5 (-105)

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New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Resources

  • Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East vs. AL Central
  • Stadium: Target Field
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TV-Time: ESPN+ - 7:40 p.m.

New York Yankees Betting Analysis

Prior to the results of game-two on Wednesday night, the Yankees are 40-15 SU, 29-26 ATS, and have an O/U record of 24-30-1. New York has gone 7-0 SU in their last seven games and 5-0 SU in their last five games against Minnesota. The total has gone over in seven of their last eight when playing on the road against the Twins. The Yankees are 17-8 SU on the road this season.  

New York’s offense has been great this season and have scored 10 or more runs in two of their last four games. As a team the Yankees have a batting average of .245 (12th), on base percentage of .324 (5th), slugging percentage of .425 (2nd), and have scored 268 runs (6th). Right fielder Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with a batting average of .315 (64-203), 22 home runs, and 45 RBIs. The second baseman DJ LeMahieu is having a as well nice season with a batting average of .264 (46-174), four home runs, and 24 RBIs.  

The Yankees bullpen has held opposing teams to two runs or less 22 time this season. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .212 (1st), have a WHIP of 1.05 (1st), and have an ERA of 2.77 (1st). Right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole is scheduled to start on Thursday. Cole is 5-1 in 11 games this season with an ERA of 2.78 and has given up 47 hits, 20 earned runs, and struck out 81 batters in 64.2 innings. In his most recent outing against Detroit, Cole struck out nine batters in 7.0 innings while giving up two hits and zero runs.  

Minnesota Twins Betting Analysis

Minnesota has slowed down a bit after starting the season 27-16 and are now 32-25 SU, 25-32 ATS, and have an O/U record of 27-27-3. The total has gone over in four of the Twins last five games. Following this trend, the total has gone over in seven of their last eight against the Yankees. Minnesota is 2-5 SU in their last seven games and 15-13 SU on the road this season.  

The Twins offensive production has been down as of late, but solid on the season. As a team Minnesota has a batting average of .250 (6th), on base percentage of .323 (7th), slugging percentage of .401 (12th), and have scored 250 runs (11th). Right fielder Max Kepler is doing a nice job bringing in runs with a batting average of .255 (40-157), six home runs, and 26 RBIs. Shortstop Carlos Correa is also having a productive season with a batting average of .279 (39-140), three home runs, and 16 RBIs.  

Minnesota’s bullpen has given up 10 or more runs in two of their last three games. On the season they are allowing opponents a batting average of .239 (15th), have a WHIP of 1.25 (14th), and have an ERA of 3.76 (12th). The right-hander Dylan Bundy is expected to take the mound on Thursday. Bundy is 3-3 in nine games this season with an ERA of 5.57 and has given up 52 hits, 26 earned runs, and struck out 36 batters in 42.0 innings of work. In his most recent outing against Toronto, Bundy struck out two batters in 2.0 innings while allowing eight hits and six runs.  

Key Players to Watch

  • NYY: Aaron Judge - OF (Last Game: TBD)
  • NYY: Giancarlo Stanton - DH (Last Game: TBD)
  • MIN: Byron Buxton - OF (Last Game: TBD)
  • MIN: Luis Arraez - 1B (Last Game: TBD)

Probable Pitchers

  • NYY: Gerrit Cole - RHP (5-1, 2.78 ERA, 81 K, 0.96 WHIP)
  • MIN: Dylan Bundy - RHP (3-3, 5.57 ERA, 36 K, 1.45 WHIP)

New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Conclusion

New York has been a tough team to bet against and I see no reason to do so in this matchup. Bundy has struggled to find a consistent rhythm this season and I expect him to struggle against this Yankees lineup. Cole has been great this season and should be no different here. Backing the Yankees runline in game-three.  

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