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Twins at Yankees - 8/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins (58-58) at New York Yankees (64-52)

MLB Baseball: Monday, August 17, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

K Gibson (8-9) (3.81) vs. C Sabathia (4-9) (5.23)

The Line: New York Yankees -159 / Minnesota Twins +149 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN/WPIX

The Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees begin their series Monday night.

The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Twins have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minnesota with 114 hits and 51 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 124 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost five of their last six road games. Kyle Gibson gets the nod, and he’s 8-9 with a 3.75 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 1-3 with a 10.70 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

Twins at Yankees - 8/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Yankees need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Yankees have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 117 hits and 52 RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Chase Headley have combined for 110 RBI. The New York Yankees have lost four of their last five home games. CC Sabathia takes the hill, and he’s 4-9 with a 5.23 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 17-9 with a 3.14 ERA and 192 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

The Twins are 8-20 in their last 28 road games and 4-9 in Gibsons last 13 road starts. The Yankees are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series and 59-27 in Sabathias last 86 home starts. The Twins are 14-38 in the last 52 meetings in New York and 13-38 in the last 51 meetings overall.

I have a hard time backing CC, as he's been shaky all season long and has allowed four or more runs in five of his last 10 outings. I like the value of the plus money here. 

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Minnesota Twins +149

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