Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Cessa vs. Bartolo Colon
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Luis Cessa for the Yankees and Bartolo Colon for the Twins.
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New York opens at -124 while Minnesota opens at +114. The Yankees have a 50-39-1 over/under record and a 49-41-0 run line mark. The Twins are 45-46-0 against the run line and have a 40-46-5 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 50-39-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 49-41-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 40-46-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 45-46-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
07/16/17 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
07/02/17 CF Dustin Fowler Knee 60-day DL (06/30)
06/29/17 1B Tyler Austin Hamstring 10-day DL (06/29)
06/25/17 CF Aaron Hicks Oblique 10-day DL (06/26)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (05/02)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
07/15/17 CF Byron Buxton Groin 10-day DL (07/15)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 10-day DL (07/03)
06/29/17 P Craig Breslow Ribs 10-day DL (06/28)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 47-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Cessa has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 4.18 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 17 strikeouts over his 23.2 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 233 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 336 hitters and walked 130 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 733 base hits and 351 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 277 batters and struck out 842. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
As a team New York is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .434. He has 100 hits this season in 319 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .655 and an OPS+ of 181. Brett Gardner is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 82 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 326 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .442. The Yankees have 824 hits, including 144 doubles and 135 home runs. New York has walked 360 times so far this season and they have struck out 821 times as a unit. They have left 663 men on base and have a team OPS of .784. They score 5.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 488 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 46-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.14, Bartolo Colon has a 2-8 record and a 1.78 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 63 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 92 hits. He allows 13.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 350 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 254 batters and walked 113 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 861 base knocks and 438 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 306 hitters and struck out 624 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 5.09.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Miguel Sano comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .368. He has 84 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 311 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 135. Brian Dozier is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 85 hits in 344 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .436. The Twins as a unit have 785 base hits, including 159 doubles and 104 homers. Minnesota has walked 337 times this year and they have struck out on 771 occasions. They have had 663 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 415 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins +114
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