New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins Free MLB Picks & Odds 7-25-2015
by Tony Sink - 7/24/2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: CC Saba (4-8) vs. Tommy Mi (5-2)
The New York Yankees visit Target Field on Saturday to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are CC Sabathia for the Yankees and Tommy Milone for the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -105 and Minnesota at -105. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Yankees have a 46-45 over/under record and a 49-46 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Twins have a 42-46 over/under record and a 61-35 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 63% of the time.
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The Yankees come into this game with a 53-42 record, and they are 23-25 away from home. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia holds a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 5.25 and a WHIP of 1.40. In his starts, the Yankees are 8-10 over his 106.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 128 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-8. His teammates are averaging 5.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.42 and they've given up 235 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .210 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 116 times and striking out 335 times. New York is averaging 8.41 strikeouts per game while getting 8.62 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.87.
New York ranks 12th in the league in team batting average at .255 while hitting .237 on the road. Ranked at 9th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .323 and they hold a .427 team slugging percentage. Brett Gardner leads the team in hits with 100 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.74 hits per game.
With a 52-44 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 32-16 at home. With an earned run average of 3.38, Tommy Milone will come into this game holding a 5-2 record and a 1.27 WHIP. In his starts, the Twins are 6-6 and he has allowed 66 hits over 69.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-10. His teammates score an average of 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.84 and they have given up 279 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .254 against the Twins bullpen while walking 85 times and striking out 190 times. Minnesota is averaging 6.08 strikeouts per game while getting 9.4 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84.
They rank 20th in the league in team batting average with a .250 average while hitting .279 at home. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .304 and they hold a .392 team slugging percentage. Joe Mauer leads the team in hits with 97 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.33 hits a game.
The Yankees have committed 64 errors and have combined for 903 assists and 2,561 put outs leading to a .982 team fielding percentage. The Twins have committed 53 errors on the season with 978 assists and 2,549 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 46-45 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 49-46 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 42-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 61-35 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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