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Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees - 10/7/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees
Date & Time Monday October 7, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Field
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Line
NYY -140 O/U 9
TV Channel
FS1
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The New York Yankees are set to visit Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota for game 3 of the ALDS against the Minnesota Twins. The New York Yankees come into this matchup with a 2-0 record in this series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Minnesota Twins, 8-2. Masahiro Tanaka received the starting nod for the New York Yankees, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings. Didi Gregorius had a big game from the plate for the Yankees as he went 2 for 3 with 1 HR and 4 RBIs.

The New York Yankees are set to start Luis Severino (1-1, 1.50 ERA) who struggled un his latest start as he gave up 2 earned runs in 3 innings against the Texas Rangers. Luis Severino did not record a start against the Minnesota Twins during the 2019 season, but he did have success in 1 start during the 2018 season as he gave up 1 earned run in 5.2 innings.

The Minnesota Twins come into this matchup with a 0-2 record in this series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the New York Yankees, 8-2. Randy Dobnak received the starting nod for the Minnesota Twins, and he struggled as he gave up 4 earned runs in 2 innings. Mitch Graver had a solid game the plate for the Minnesota Twins as he contributed an RBI.

The Minnesota Twins are set to start Jake Odorizzi (15-7, 3.51 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 1 earned run in 6 innings against the Detroit Tigers. Jake Odorizzi struggled in his 2 starts against the New York Yankees during the 2019 season as he went 1-1 with an 8.10 ERA.

The Minnesota Twins are in dire need of a win here as they went down 0-2 at Yankee Stadium, and I believe they will do so as they will be throwing one of their top starters. The Yankees have their ace in Luis Severino on the mound, but he has only recorded 3 starts this season which is concerning for the Yanks due to their shaky bullpen. The Twins were outscored 18-6 on the road, but we can’t forget that they were the best team in baseball in producing runs this season. I expect Odorizzi to get enough run support and lead the Twins to a victory at home.

Pick:
New York Yankees -140
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