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New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins - 5/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees
Date & Time Saturday May 4, 2019, 1:00 PM (EDT)
Yankee Stadium
Bronx, NY
The Line
New York Yankees -127 / Minnesota Twins +117 -- O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
FS-North, YES
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The Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees meet in game two of their three game set in MLB action from Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Minnesota Twins will look to rebound after dropping game one on Friday by a final score of 6-3. Nelson Cruz had a home run and two RBIs while C.J. Cron had an RBI and Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 4 at the dish to cap off Minnesota’s offense as the Twins cranked out just four hits as a team in the losing effort. Kyle Gibson ended up with the loss after allowing five runs, two earned, on seven hits while striking out five over five innings of work to fall to 2-1 this season. Jake Odorizzi will start game two and is 3-2 with a 3.34 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. In his career, Odorizzi is 6-8 with a 4.33 ERA and 78 strikeouts against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees will look to win the set and push for a sweep on Sunday after their victory in the opener on Friday. Gary Sanchez had a pair of solo homers while going 3 for 4 at the dish while Brett Gardner, Luke Voit and Gleyber Torres each had an RBI as well in the win. Mike Ford, Gio Urshela and Cameron Maybin each had base hits to cap off the Yankee offense in the winning effort. James Paxton went three innings, giving up an unearned run, not factoring in the decision. Jonathan Holder got the win to improve to 2-0 while Aroldis Chapman picked up his 6th save of the season. J.A. Happ will start game two and is 1-2 with a 4.68 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. In his career, Happ is 3-4 with a 4.85 ERA and 30 strikeouts against Minnesota.

Minnesota is 2-8 in Odorizzi’s last 10 road starts and 1-6 in their last 7 road games against a left-handed starter while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 road games. New York is 4-1 in Happ’s last 5 starts and 9-3 in their last 12 games overall while the under is 9-3 in their last 12 home games. Minnesota is 19-56 in the last 75 meetings between these two teams and 13-44 in the last 57 meetings between these two teams in New York.

Minnesota has been very good so far this season, but the issue here is that Odorizzi hasn’t been great on the road, and while they’re banged up, the Yankees just keep finding ways to win baseball games. Happ doesn’t have the record to show for it, but the Yankees have had success with him on the mound and the price isn’t bad either so I’ll lay the juice with the Yankees in this spot.

New York Yankees -127

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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