Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi (9-2) vs. Kyle Gibson (8-7)
The Minnesota Twins welcome the New York Yankees to Target Field on Sunday. The Yankees send Nathan Eovaldi to the mound to face Kyle Gibson of 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 64% 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. Nathan Eovaldi has an earned run average of 4.43 and is 9-2 so far on the season while having a 1.50 WHIP. He's pitched 103.2 innings thus far while surrendering 127 hits over that time and when he starts, the Yankees are 12-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-8. He is getting 5.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 235 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.42. The bullpen has struck out 335 and walked 116 batters this season while opposing teams hit .210 against them. New York has a team average of 8.69 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.39 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.94, they are 20th in the league.
As a team, New York is batting .255, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .238 average away from home. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 9th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .425. With 100 hits, Brett Gardner leads the team while his team ranks 10th in hits per game with 8.76.
With a 52-44 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 32-16 at home. Kyle Gibson is starting this game 8-7 for the season with an earned run average of 3.19 and a WHIP of 1.26. He's pitched 118.2 innings thus far while surrendering 112 hits over that time in which the Twins are 10-9. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-10. He is getting 3.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 279 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.84. The Twins bullpen has struck out 190 batters and walked 85 this season while opposing teams have hit .254 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.41 hits per game and are averaging 6.05 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.80, they are 15th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .281 average at home. The Twins on-base percentage sits at .305, which puts them at 24th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .398. With 97 hits, Joe Mauer leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.39.
In terms of team defense, the Yankees have a fielding percentage of .982 with 64 total errors, 903 assists and 2,561 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Twins have accumlated 53 errors while having 978 assists and 2,549 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
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)
07/25/15 1B Joe Mauer Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. New York Yankees
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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