New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins - 10/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (85-77) at New York Yankees (91-71)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8:08 pm (Yankee Stadium)
E Santana (16-8) (3.28) vs. Luis Severino (14-6) (2.98)
The Line: New York Yankees -245 / Minnesota Twins +205 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees host the American League Wild Card against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night MLB.
The Minnesota Twins spent a little time at the top of the American League Central but the Cleveland Indians proved to be far too tough. The second place Twin finished 85-77 behind a potent offense that was capable of scoring in bunches at just over five runs per game to rank 7th in the game on a .260 team batting average. While 204 homers was middle of the row overall, the long ball was timely and provided the team with some quality scoring production. The Twins were #20 on the mound with a 4.61 ERA but with just 61 quality starts (#25), the bullpen was used quite a bit. Veteran right hander Ervin Santana toes the rubber in the Wild Card game for the Minnesota Twins when they visit the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Santana has bee a workhorse in the rotation with a 16-8 record in 33 outings with a 3.28 ERA.
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The New York Yankees also spent some time leading the American League East before losing the division crown on the next to last day of the regular season and finishing with a 91-71 record. The Yankees earned the name ‘Bronx Bombers’ decades ago but lived up to that nickname by launching a league best 240 long balls in 2017 which helped New York average an impressive 5.32 runs per contest which was second in the game. The Yankees were capable of winning when the offense wasn’t scoring with a 3.74 team ERA so New York was tough to handle on the mound and at the plate. The New York Yankees are starting right hander Luis Severino in the Wild Card game against the visiting Minnesota Twins Tuesday. Severino has been the top pitcher for the Yankees in 2017 with a 14-6 record and 2.98 ERA over 31 starts.
Minnesota are 5-21 in their last 26 playoff games and under is 6-2 in Minnesota last 8 playoff road games and over is 5-2-1 in Minnesota last 8 road games. Under is 7-1 in New York last 8 playoff home games and New York are 14-3 in their last 17 home games and under is 7-2 in New York last 9 playoff games. Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and Minnesota are 14-42 in the last 56 meetings in New York.
I think this is the Yankees time to shine and show everyone that they are a team to watch out for in the postseason but too much juice for me...