New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Game 2 Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 7 (9/7): MLB

New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Game 2 Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 7 (9/7): MLB

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Odds

Time 6:35 p.m. EST
Twins money line +165
Twins run line +1.5 (-130)
Yankees money line -200
Yankees run line -1.5 (+110)
Over / under 7

 

Key stats

  Minnesota Twins  New York Yankees
Record 68-65 81-54
Home / road record 28-36 46-20
Last 10 record 6-4 4-6
Streak L1 W2
Over / under record 61-62-10 60-70-5
Runs / game 4.41 4.91
Runs allowed / game 4.23 3.52

 

Preview

The New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins will play the 3rd game of the series at the Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The Yankees took the win 5-2 in the first game of the series and are 3-1 vs Twins this season. Aaron Judge kept up his bruising pace and hit his major league-leading 54th home run, connecting for the third straight day.

 

Minnesota Twins

The Twins get here with a 66-62 record and have lost 4 their last 5 games. They're averaging 4.41 runs and batting for .249 AVG, 583 runs scored in 1104 hits and 154 home runs, ranking #15 in offense in the league behind the San Francisco Giants. Luis Arraez is batting for .318 AVG. Byron Buxton leads with 51 RBI and 28 home runs.

Defensively they are allowing 4.23 runs per game and ranking #13 in the league. Joe Ryan leads the team with a 3.88 ERA, 121 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded with the Twins.

Probable Pitcher:  Joe Ryan (10-7 3.88 ERA)

Ryan will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for Minnesota. Ryan took the loss against Boston on Wednesday, tossing five innings and allowing five runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out eight batters. He hasn't pitched against the Yankees in his career.

New York Yankees

The Yankees get here with a 81-50 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.91 runs per game. They're batting for .238 AVG, 653 runs scored in 1059 hits and 206 home runs, ranking #4 in offense in the league, behind the Atlanta Braves. Aaron Judge leads the team and is batting for .297 with 53 home runs and 115 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 3.52 runs per game and rank #3 in the league. Gerrit Cole leads the pitching staff with a 3.28 ERA, 204 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded with the Yanks.

Probable Pitcher:  Gerrit Cole (10-7, 3.28 ERA)

Cole will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Yankees. Cole took the loss Wednesday versus the Angels, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out four over seven innings. He has a 3-0 record with an ERA of 3.80 and 29 strikeouts in 4 appearances versus the Twins in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Minnesota are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.

Minnesota are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees.

NY Yankees are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.

The total has gone OVER in 13 of NY Yankees' last 17 games against Minnesota.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Twins have struggled offensively as they have scored an average of 2.5 runs per game in the last 4 and are 1-3 vs Yankees this season. Joe Ryan will take the mound for the Twins who was pounded in his last start allowin 5 runs across 5 innings pitched and hasn't faced the Yankees yet. Gerrit Cole will start for the Yankees who has been solid in his last 2 starts but got destroyed by the Twins the last time he faced them allowing 7 runs in only 2.1 innings but I don't think that will happen again so expect him to be solid this time and the Yankees to win another game.

PICK: Yankees -1.5 (+110)

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