Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/5/2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Pineda vs. Domingo German
The Minnesota Twins visit Yankee Stadium on Sunday, May 5, 2019 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Michael Pineda for the Twins and Domingo German for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +130 and New York at -140. The Twins have a 17-13-0 over/under record and a 15-15-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 16-15-0 against the run line and have a 17-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 17-13-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 15-15-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 17-14-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 16-15-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/02/19 P Adalberto Mejia Calf 10-day IL (05/01)
04/28/19 C Willians Astudillo Hamstring 10-day IL (04/28)
03/28/19 P Addison Reed Thumb 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Gabriel Moya Heel 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 3B Miguel Sano Heel 10-day IL (03/25)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/03/19 3B Miguel Andujar Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Minnesota Twins
05/03/19 2B DJ LeMahieu Knee is questionable Saturday vs Minnesota Twins
05/03/19 P James Paxton Knee left last game, is questionablenext start
04/24/19 LF Clint Frazier Ankle 10-day IL (04/23)
04/21/19 RF Aaron Judge Side 10-day IL (04/20)
04/17/19 1B Greg Bird Foot 10-day IL (04/14)
04/17/19 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
04/03/19 SS Troy Tulowitzki Calf 10-day IL (04/03)
04/01/19 DH Giancarlo Stanton Biceps 10-day IL (04/01)
03/30/19 P Ben Heller Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Aaron Hicks Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Dellin Betances Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Didi Gregorius Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Luis Severino Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 19-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Pineda has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 6.21 and a WHIP of 1.48 this season. He has 22 strikeouts over his 29 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He's allowed 11.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 104 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 253 base hits and 123 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 93 batters and struck out 250. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .254, good for 10th in the league. The Twins hold a .490 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Eddie Rosario is hitting .223 with an on-base percentage of .275. He has 25 hits this season in 112 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .563 and an OPS+ of 119. Jorge Polanco is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 110 at bats. His OPS+ is 171 while his slugging percentage is at .618. The Twins have 254 hits, including 65 doubles and 53 home runs. Minnesota has walked 89 times so far this season and they have struck out 222 times as a unit. They have left 176 men on base and have a team OPS of .811. They score 5.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 158 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 18-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.56, Domingo German has a 5-1 record and a 0.85 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 31.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He's allowing 5.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 130 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 231 base knocks and 117 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 107 hitters and struck out 295 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Yankees hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Luke Voit comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .399. He has 32 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 115 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .539 with an OPS+ of 149. Gleyber Torres is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 33 hits in 122 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Yankees as a unit have 269 base hits, including 47 doubles and 49 homers. New York has walked 122 times this year and they have struck out on 271 occasions. They have had 214 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.29 runs per game and totaled 164 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins +130
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