Yankees vs. Twins - 8/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (59-58) at New York Yankees (64-52)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
M Pelfrey (6-7) (3.91) vs. CC
The Line: New York Yankees -160 / Minnesota Twins +150 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees play game two Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Twins have split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minny with 115 hits and 51 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 126 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have lost five of their last six road games. Mike Pelfrey gets the ball, and he’s 6-7 with a 3.70 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Pelfrey is 2-3 with a 5.28 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Yankees have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Yankees have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 118 hits and 52 RBI while Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 111 RBI. The New York Yankees have lost four of their last six 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 3-7 in their last 10 Tuesday games and 1-4 in Pelfreys last 5 starts as an underdog. The Yankees are 11-5 in their last 16 games as a home favorite and 59-27 in Sabathias last 86 home starts. The Yankees are 5-1 in Sabathias last 6 starts vs. Twins.
I've been dading CC for much of the season and it's paid off. Also, CC is coming off an off-the-field issue, which likely doesn't help in this situation. Give me the Twins and the plus money.