Monday, August 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson (8-9) vs. CC Sabathia (4-9)
The New York Yankees welcome the Minnesota Twins to Yankee Stadium on Monday. Kyle Gibson is the probable starter for the Twins and he'll face CC Sabathia of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +149 and New York at -159. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Twins, with a 66-50 run line record, cover the spread 57% of the time. They also have a 54-54 over/under record. The Yankees are 61-54 against the run line and have a 56-55 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Twins head into this matchup with a 58-58 record, including 21-34 on the road. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson holds a 8-9 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.31. The Twins are 12-11 over his 141.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 140 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Twins are 8-12 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.12 and they've given up 352 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .255 against the Twins bullpen while walking 111 times and striking out 255 times. Minnesota is averaging 6.16 strikeouts per game while getting 9.6 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 25th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.22.
Minnesota is batting .247 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .221 away from home. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .301 and they hold a .398 team slugging percentage. Joe Mauer leads the team in hits with 114 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.23 hits per game.
With a 32-21 home record, New York will hope to improve on their 64-51 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.23, CC Sabathia will come into this game holding a 4-9 record and a 1.43 WHIP. The Yankees have a record of 10-12 over the 129 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 155 hits. Against the over/under, the Yankees are 12-10 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.21 and they have given up 289 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .210 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 140 times and striking out 411 times. New York is averaging 8.3 strikeouts per game while getting 8.6 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88.
They are batting .255 as a team, which is good for 12th in the league and hitting .264 at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .324 and they hold a .430 team slugging percentage. Brett Gardner leads the team in hits with 116 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 8.82 hits a game.
The Twins have committed 62 errors and have combined for 1,181 assists and 3,077 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. The Yankees have committed 72 errors on the season with 1136 assists and 3,113 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .983 on the year.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 54-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 66-50 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 56-55 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 61-54 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/14/15 P Blaine Boyer Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/9)
08/14/15 P Tommy Milone Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1); expected to be activated and start Sunday vs. Cleveland Indians
08/13/15 P Phil Hughes Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
New York Yankees
08/16/15 P Ivan Nova Finger probable for next scheduled start
08/04/15 2B Dustin Ackley Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/4)
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
07/30/15 P Michael Pineda Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees
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