Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees Game 2 Betting Tips 10/5/2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Masahiro Tanaka
Miguel Sano and the Minnesota Twins (101-61, 1st in AL Central) are headed to Yankee Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the New York Yankees (103-59, 1st in AL East) in Game 2 of the ALDS. The moneyline on this game has the Twins coming in at +175 and the Yankees are at -186. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Twins have been excellent for baseball wagerers, having gone 101-61-0 SU. The Yankees are covering 63.6% of the time, going 103-59-0 straight up.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins have been a hot and cold Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 80-75-7.
Minnesota covers 67.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 55-26-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York covers 70.4% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 57-24-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a hot and cold Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 84-72-6.
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/29/2019 Luis Arraez 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Oct 4
9/29/2019 Ehire Adrianza SS Oblique Expected to be out until at least Oct 4
9/28/2019 Marwin Gonzalez RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Oct 4
9/27/2019 Max Kepler RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Oct 4
9/25/2019 Sam Dyson RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1, 2020
9/10/2019 Byron Buxton CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
9/1/2019 Sean Poppen RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Nov 1
Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/29/2019 Gio Urshela 3B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Oct 4
9/28/2019 CC Sabathia SP Rest Expected to be out until at least Oct 4
9/28/2019 Aaron Hicks CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Oct 20
9/28/2019 Edwin Encarnacion DH Oblique Expected to be out until at least Oct 4
9/28/2019 James Paxton SP Lower Body Expected to be out until at least Oct 4
9/19/2019 Jonathan Holder RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Oct 10
9/19/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
9/18/2019 Dellin Betances RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
9/10/2019 Mike Tauchman LF Calf Expected to be out until at least Oct 21
9/8/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
9/1/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Mar 1, 2020
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 101-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 15-7 record with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 178 strikeouts over his 159 innings pitched and he's given up 139 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 572 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 619 hitters and walked 185 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,456 base hits and 680 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 452 batters and struck out 1,463. They have walked 2.8 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 4.02.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .270, good for 2nd in the league. The Twins hold a .494 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Miguel Sano is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 94 hits this season in 380 at bats with 79 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .576 and an OPS+ of 138. Nelson Cruz is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 141 hits and he has driven in 108 men in 454 at bats. His OPS+ is 166 while his slugging percentage is at .639. The Twins have 1,547 hits, including 318 doubles and 307 home runs. Minnesota has walked 525 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,334 times as a unit. They have left 1,115 men on base and have a team OPS of .832. They score 5.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 939 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 103-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.45, Masahiro Tanaka has a 11-9 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 149 strikeouts over the 182 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 186 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 610 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 750 batters and walked 267 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,374 base knocks and 691 earned runs this season. They have given up 248 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 507 hitters and struck out 1,534 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees hold a .490 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .238 with an OBP of .276. He has 77 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 324 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 87. Gleyber Torres is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 152 hits in 546 at bats while driving in 90 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Yankees as a unit have 1,493 base hits, including 290 doubles and 306 homers. New York has walked 569 times this year and they have struck out on 1,437 occasions. They have had 1,039 men left on base and have an OPS of .829. They have scored 5.82 runs per game and totaled 943 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins (+175)
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