Yankees vs. Twins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 15, 2023

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Yankees vs. Twins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 15, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Minnesota Twins (10-4) roll into Saturday’s matchup with the New York Yankees (8-6) looking to extend a four-game winning streak. The contest starts at 1:05 PM ET on YES with the Yankees listed as -135 favorites on the moneyline to stop the Twins’ streak.

Domingo German starts for New York while Tyler Mahle is Minnesota’s starter for the contest.

Yankees vs. Twins Odds

  • Yankees odds to win: -135
  • Twins odds to win: +115
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • Time: 1:05 PM ET
  • TV: YES

Who Will Win Yankees vs. Twins?

Yankees and Twins Betting Trends

The Yankees have gone 8-5 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 61.5% of those games).

When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -135 or shorter, New York has a record of 6-4 (60%).

The Twins have entered the game as underdogs five times this season and won twice.

Minnesota has a record of 2-2 in games where oddsmakers have it as underdogs of at least +115 on the moneyline.

The Yankees have had an over/under set by bookmakers 14 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in six of those games (6-8-0).

The Twins and their opponents have gone over the total this season in four of their 14 opportunities.

Yankees Stats & Insights

The Yankees have the No. 13 offense in MLB play scoring 4.7 runs per game (66 total runs).

New York averages 1.6 home runs per game to rank third in MLB action with 23 total home runs.

The Yankees are 20th in MLB with a .240 batting average.

New York strikes out nine times per game to rank 18th in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Yankees has a collective 9.7 K/9, the sixth-best in the majors.

New York’s 3.41 team ERA ranks fourth across all MLB pitching staffs.

Twins Stats & Insights

The Twins rank 17th in the league with 62 total runs scored this season.

Minnesota’s 16 home runs rank 12th in Major League Baseball.

The Twins have a team batting average of .241 this season, which ranks 19th among MLB teams.

Minnesota ranks 23rd in strikeouts per game (9.3) among MLB offenses.

The Twins average 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, second-most in the league.

Minnesota has the second-best ERA (2.50) in the majors this season.

Yankees Key Players to Watch

The Yankees are sending German (0-1) out to make his third start of the season.

Gleyber Torres has been key for New York with two home runs, six RBI and a batting average of .302 this season.

Aaron Judge is slugging .608 this season, with a team-best five homers while driving in eight runs.

Anthony Rizzo is batting .319 to lead New York, while adding three homers and eight runs batted in this season.

Giancarlo Stanton has collected 13 hits this season and has an OBP of .300. He’s slugging .563 on the year.

Twins Key Players to Watch

Mahle will get the start for the Twins, his third of the season.

Byron Buxton is hitting .271 with a double, a triple, two home runs and five walks.

Carlos Correa is batting .250 with three doubles, two home runs and four walks.

Trevor Larnach paces the Twins with nine runs batted in.

Christian Vazquez has three doubles and five walks while batting .367.

Yankees and Twins Injuries

Yankees: Josh Donaldson: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Ben Rortvedt: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Harrison Bader: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jonathan Loaisiga: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Lou Trivino: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Carlos Rodón: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Luis Severino: 15 Day IL (Lat), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tommy Kahnle: 60 Day IL (Biceps), DJ LeMahieu: day-to-day (Quadricep)

Twins: Max Kepler: 10 Day IL (Knee), Joey Gallo: 10 Day IL (Side), Kyle Farmer: 10 Day IL (Face), Alex Kirilloff: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Jorge Polanco: 10 Day IL (Knee), Josh Winder: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ronny Henriquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Royce Lewis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Gilberto Celestino: 60 Day IL (Thumb), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Yankees vs. Twins Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Yankees 4, Twins 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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