Friday, July 24, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda (9-6) vs. Phil Hughes (8-6)
The New York Yankees visit Target Field on Friday to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Michael Pineda for the Yankees and Phil Hughes for the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -174 and Minnesota at +161. The over/under was set at 8. The Yankees have a 44-45 over/under record and a 48-45 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Twins are 59-35 against the run line and have a 41-45 over/under record. They cover the spread 63% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this matchup with a 52-41 record, including 23-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Pineda holds a 9-6 record with an earned run average of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.21. In his starts, the Yankees are 11-7 over his 112.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 121 hits during those innings. The Yankees are also 9-7 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.30 and they've given up 229 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen while being struck out 333 times and walking 116 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.66 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.41 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88.
New York is batting .253 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .237 away from home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .322 and they hold a .425 team slugging percentage. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.7 hits per game and Brett Gardner leads the team with 100.
With a 31-16 home record, Minnesota will hope to improve on their 50-44 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.15, Phil Hughes will come into this game holding a 8-6 record and a 1.24 WHIP. In his starts, the Twins are 10-9 and he has allowed 141 hits over 123.2 innings pitched this season. The Twins are also 9-9 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.88 and they have given up 276 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .254 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 190 times and walking 84 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.07 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88.
They are batting .251 as a team, which is good for 20th in the league and hitting .279 at home. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .305 and they hold a .393 team slugging percentage. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.36 hits per game and Joe Mauer leads the team with 94.
The Yankees have committed 64 errors and have combined for 884 assists and 2,510 put outs leading to a .981 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 52 errors, accumulating 966 assists and compiling 2,495 put outs.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 44-45 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 48-45 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 41-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 59-35 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/30/15 CF Slade Heathcott Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
06/26/15 CF Byron Buxton Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins
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