Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees 4/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Minnesota Twins visit Yankee Stadium on Monday, April 23, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Jake Odorizzi for the Twins and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +199 and New York at -215. The Twins have a 6-9-0 over/under record and a 11-4-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 9-10-0 against the run line and have a 13-5-1 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 6-9-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 11-4-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 13-5-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 9-10-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/20/18 P Phil Hughes Oblique expect to start Sunday vs Tampa Bay Rays
04/18/18 CF Byron Buxton Migraine 10-day DL (04/15)
03/29/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 10-day DL (03/29)
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
04/21/18 P Adam Warren Back 10-day DL (04/21)
04/20/18 P Luis Cessa Oblique 10-day DL (04/18)
04/17/18 P Tommy Kahnle Shoulder 10-day DL (04/16)
04/07/18 3B Brandon Drury Migraine 10-day DL (04/07)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
03/29/18 LF Clint Frazier Concussion 7-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 8-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 21.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 55 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 121 base hits and 59 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 63 batters and struck out 142. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.98.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .233, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Brian Dozier is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 20 hits this season in 66 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .545 and an OPS+ of 152. Joe Mauer is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .446. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .404. The Twins have 125 hits, including 32 doubles and 18 home runs. Minnesota has walked 55 times so far this season and they have struck out 148 times as a unit. They have left 112 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 4.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 62 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 10-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.45, Masahiro Tanaka has a 2-2 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 22.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 115 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 158 base knocks and 87 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 67 hitters and struck out 206 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.51.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .338 with an OBP of .472. He has 24 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 71 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .634 with an OPS+ of 201. Didi Gregorius is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .451. He has collected 21 hits in 63 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 215 and a slugging percentage of .714. The Yankees as a unit have 168 base hits, including 39 doubles and 27 homers. New York has walked 88 times this year and they have struck out on 169 occasions. They have had 138 men left on base and have an OPS of .788. They have scored 5.68 runs per game and totaled 108 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins +199
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