Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana (2-3) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (12-2)
The Minnesota Twins take on the New York Yankees on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. The probable starters are Ervin Santana for the Twins and Nathan Eovaldi for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +152 and New York at -162. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Twins, with a 68-50 run line record, cover the spread 58% of the time. They also have a 55-55 over/under record. The Yankees are 61-56 against the run line and have a 57-56 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Twins show up with a 59-59 record, including 21-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana holds a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 5.66 and a WHIP of 1.47. He's pitched 47.2 innings thus far while surrendering 52 hits over that time and when he starts, the Twins are 3-5. Against the over/under, the Twins are 4-4 in his starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.08 and they've given up 361 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 262 and walked 113 batters this season while opposing teams hit .255 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.56 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.16 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.20, they are 24th in the league.
As a team, Minnesota is batting .248, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .224 average away from home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .302 and they hold a .400 team slugging percentage. With 114 hits, Joe Mauer leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.31.
New York is 33-21 at home while holding a 65-52 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.26, Nathan Eovaldi will come into this game holding a 12-2 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He's pitched 129 innings thus far while surrendering 154 hits over that time in which the Yankees are 15-8. Against the over/under, the Yankees are 14-9 when he starts. He is getting 5.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.24 and they have given up 303 hits on the season. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 426 batters and walked 143 this season while opposing teams have hit .213 against them. New York has a team average of 8.65 hits per game and are averaging 8.38 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.89, they are 16th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .264 average at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .324 and they hold a .429 team slugging percentage. With 117 hits, Brett Gardner leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.79.
The Twins have committed 64 errors and have combined for 1,202 assists and 3,132 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumlated 73 errors while having 1152 assists and 3,167 put outs leading to a .983 fielding percentage.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 55-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 68-50 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 57-56 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 61-56 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)
08/13/15 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
08/18/15 P Bryan Mitchell Nose Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/18/15 1B Mark Teixeira Leg is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Minnesota Twins
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins
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