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Twins vs. Yankees - 6/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (31-34) at Minnesota Twins (20-45)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Target Field)

C Sabathia (4-4) (2.28) vs. K Gibson (0-4) (6.49)

The Line: Minnesota Twins +128 / New York Yankees -138 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: YES/FSN

The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins begin a four-game series Thursday night.

The New York Yankees look for a bounce back win in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Yankees have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The New York Yankees have an ERA of 4.26 and have lost eight of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Starlin Castro leads New York with 63 hits, Carlos Beltran has 44 RBI and Didi Gregorius has five home runs. CC Sabathia gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 2.28 ERA and 49 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 17-9 with a 3.20 ERA and 197 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

Twins vs. Yankees - 6/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Twins also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Twins have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 15 straight games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 5.16 and have lost 10 of their last 15 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eduardo Nunez leads Minnesota with 70 hits, Joe Mauer has 26 RBI and Miguel Sano has 11 home runs. Kyle Gibson takes the hill, and he’s 0-4 with a 6.49 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 1-3 with a 10.72 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games and 4-1 in Sabathias last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Twins are 3-8 in their last 11 Thursday games and 1-4 in Gibsons last 5 starts. The Yankees are 41-16 in the last 57 meetings in Minnesota and 41-13 in the last 54 meetings overall.

The one trend between these two struggling teams is that they're pitching staffs have been getting rocked. The Twins have allowed no less than four runs in 15 straight games. 15! Yeah, I'll I'm taking the over in what should be a double-digit run total. 

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Over 8.5

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