Yankees vs. Twins Odds & Picks 6/8/22

by | Jun 8, 2022 | mlb

New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins

Date: Wednesday June 8th, 07:40 ET

Location: Target Field

TV: Bally Sports North

Money Line: Yankees -172 / Twins +158 (BetNow - Offers Predictem readers a special 100% bonus up to $500!)

Total Line: 8.5

STARTING PITCHING

New York: Nestor Cortes (5-1, 1.5)
Minnesota: Chris Archer (0-2, 3.89)

Yankees Projected Lineup

Isiah Kiner-Falefa SS
Aaron Hicks LF
Josh Donaldson 3B
Aaron Judge CF
Joey Gallo RF
Jose Trevino C
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Giancarlo Stanton RF
DJ LeMahieu 3B
Nestor Cortes P

Twins Projected Lineup

Max Kepler RF
Ryan Jeffers C
Gio Urshela 3B
Gary Sánchez C
Jermaine Palacios SS
Luis Arraez 2B
Kyle Garlick LF
Byron Buxton CF
Jorge Polanco 2B
Chris Archer P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

New York Yankees: 40-15-0 SU / OU 25-30-0 / Run Line W/L 29-26-0
Minnesota Twins: 32-25-0 SU / OU 27-27-3 / Run Line W/L 25-32-0

The Minnesota Twins host the New York Yankees on Wednesday June 8th at Target Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:40 ET. The MLB Odds Board places New York as the favorite (-170), with an OU line set at 8.5.

Recent Form

The New York Yankees will look to pick up another big win after they defeated the Twins by a score of 10-4. For the game, New York’s pitching staff allowed 4 runs on 12 hits. The Yankees lineup had a good night at the plate, coming up with 14 hits, leading to 10 runs. In the matchup, New York was favored at -165.0 on the moneyline. Through 51 games as the favorite, the team has found the win column at a rate of 73.0%. With the over-under line set at 8.5 runs, the Yankees and Twins combined to go over this total. Games involving the Yankees have stayed below the over-under line more than half of the time, at 25-30-0.

Over the Yankees’ last 5 games, they have not lost a contest, going 5-0. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at +24. A key to their recent success has been an offense averaging 6.6 runs per game, compared to their season average of 4.87. So far, New York has won over half of their 18 series played, going 14-2-2.

Minnesota will be looking to move on from a tough loss to the Yankees by the score of 10-4. On their way to giving up 10 runs, the Twins staff allowed 14 hits. At the plate, the Twins only came through for 4 runs on 12 hits. Leading into Minnesota’s loss, they were the underdogs, getting 150.0 on the moneyline. So far, the team has gone into 17 games as the underdog, still finding the win column at a rate of 41.0%. In terms of the over-under, the Twins and Yankees combined to surpass the line of 8.5 runs. This outcome moves the team’s over-under record back to .500 at 27-27-3.

The Twins come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 2-3 over their last 5 games. During this time, the team has a run differential of -8. Even with their recent struggles, the offense has been steady, averaging 5.2 runs per game. This is right in line with their season average of 4.35. On the season, Minnesota has won more than half of their series, going 9-5-4.

Pitching Matchup

New York will roll with Nestor Cortes (5-1) as their starter. Through 10 appearances, Cortes has an ERA of just 1.5 while averaging 6.0 innings per appearance. Hits have been hard to come by against the left-hander, as his batting average allowed is just 0.178. Home runs have also not been an issue for Cortes, as he’s giving up just 0.6 per 9. In terms of strikeouts, Nestor Cortes has a strong strikeout percentage of 30.0%, including a per-game average of 6.8. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 2.1 walks per contest.

Minnesota will roll with Chris Archer (0-2) as their starter. To date, Archer has an ERA of 3.89 while lasting an average of 3.91 innings per appearance. So far, Archer has a batting average allowed of 0.237. Home runs have been an issue for Archer, as he is allowing an average of 1.38 per 9 innings pitched. Archer is in the bottom half of the league in strikeouts, averaging just 3.2 K’s per game. This includes a strikeout percentage of 19.0%. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 3.89 walks per contest.

New York vs Minnesota History

Today’s matchup between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins will be their 1st meeting of the season. New York has the lead in the series at 1-0. Through 1st games, the series’ over-under record is 1-0, with the average run total sitting at 11.71 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 6.0 runs. Last season, New York picked up the series win, 6 games to 1. In these 7 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 6-0. Last year, the Yankees and Twins averaged 11.71 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 3.71 runs per contest.

Betting Trends

  • NY Yankees is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins Prediction

The Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees face off on Wednesday, with the Yankees entering as the betting favorite. Even though Twins starter Chris Archer has pitched well of late, it is important to note that his last 3 outings were vs Detroit and Kansas City. Look for Archer to struggle against a dangerous Yankees lineup. I like New York to cover the runline.

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