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

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees Betting Analysis

The Twins and the Yankees will square off at Yankee Stadium for the second of a four-game set on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

The Twins are 68-65 overall and 28-36 on the road, which positions Minnesota second in the American League Central standings and trails the division leading Cleveland Guardians by one game. The Yankees sit in first place of the American League East with a 81-54 overall record, which has been helped by a robust 46-20 mark at home.

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees Betting Prediction

The Minnesota Twins enter this matchup second in the AL Central standings, one game behind the Cleveland Guardians for first place. The Twins lost game one of this series 5-2 and are 6-4 SU over their last 10 games. Winning the division is the Twins best chance to make the postseason as they currently sit six and a half games behind the Toronto Blue Jays for a Wild Card berth. Minnesota struggled to get much going on Monday against the Yankees with just six hits and two runs scored. This is well below their season average of 4.39 runs scored per game. The bullpen didn’t have the best of days either, giving up seven hits and five runs. This is right around one run above their season ERA of 3.99. Right-handed pitcher Joe Ryan (10-7, 3.88 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for the Twins on Tuesday.  

New York is currently first in the AL East standings with a five-game lead over the second-place Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees have won back-to-back after Monday’s win but have struggled as of late with a 4-6 SU record over their last 10 games. While they still lead their division, the Yankees have not looked the same since returning from All-Star break. Runs have been down on the offensive side of the ball and the bullpen no longer seems unbeatable. Even the sportsbooks have taken notice as the Yankees are now listed as the fourth favorite team to win the World Series (+500 at  Fanduel) behind the Dodgers (+280), Astros (+380), and Mets (+480). With that being said, this team is still stacked from top to bottom and would not be surprised to see them get this ship back on the right track. Yankees ace Gerrit Cole (10-7, 3.28 ERA) is expected to start Tuesday.  

I like the Yankees to take care of business again on Tuesday with Cole taking the mound. The Twins have scored three runs or less in three of their last four games and I do not think they will have much success with their bats in this one either. No value in playing the Yankees moneyline, so the runline is the play here.  

Score Prediction: Yankees 5, Twins 3
Best Bet: Yankees -1.5 (+115)

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees Betting Odds

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees Betting Resources

  • Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2022
  • Matchup: AL Central vs. AL East
  • Venue: Yankee Stadium
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Time-TV: 7:05 p.m. ET – TBS

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees – Current Form

Minnesota captured two of three games in its series against the Red Sox, but then fell to the White Sox in their series over the weekend. In Saturday’s game, the second of three they played against the Chicago White Sox, the offense of Minnesota didn’t manage to produce even a single run. Against the Tampa Bay Rays, New York couldn’t manage a single run in the first game of the series on Friday. 

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees – Pitching Matchup

Minnesota: Joe Ryan (10-7, 3.88 ERA)

Joe Ryan takes the mound in the second game of a four-game series as he makes his 23rd start of the season for the Twins in this contest. He comes in 10-7 with a 3.88 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, 35 walks and 121 strikeouts over 118.1 innings of work on the year. Minnesota’s 26-year-old right-hander lost his last start, which came at home against the Boston Red Sox on August 31st. He threw five innings, allowing five runs on eight hits with one walk and eight strikeouts in a 5-6 Twins loss. Pitching on the road this season, Ryan is 4-3 with a 5.05 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, 11 walks and 45 strikeouts over 46.1 innings in nine starts.

New York: Gerrit Cole (10-7, 3.28 ERA)

Yankees' RHP Gerrit Cole toes the rubber for his 28th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 10-7 mark and 3.28 ERA. The right-hander has put together a 1.01 WHIP to go along with 204 strikeouts and 40 walks in 164.2 innings of work. Cole couldn’t lift the Yankees to win on the road over the Angels on August 31st. In his losing start, Cole tossed seven innings in the 3-2 defeat by the Los Angeles Angels, while giving up three runs on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk. In 14 home starts this season, Cole has compiled a 4-5 record in 88.2 innings, while striking out 114, walking 13 batters, and putting together a 3.15 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP.

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees – Series History

During the 2021 campaign, New York captured the regular season series 6-1 against Minnesota. This season, New York has picked up three wins in four meetings.

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