Yankees vs. Twins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 16, 2023

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Yankees vs. Twins Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 16, 2023

MLB Predictions

Expect a pitchers’ duel Sunday when Gerrit Cole (1.40 ERA, 10th in MLB) and the New York Yankees (9-6) take on Pablo Lopez (1.35, eighth in MLB) and the Minnesota Twins (10-5). Cole and the Yankees are -165 favorites on the moneyline for the matchup, which starts at 1:35 PM ET live on YES.

New York sends Cole (3-0) to the mound for his fourth start this season, while Lopez (1-0) also makes his fourth start this year for Minnesota.

Yankees vs. Twins Odds

  • Yankees odds to win: -165
  • Twins odds to win: +140
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5
  • Total: 7 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • TV: YES

Who Will Win Yankees vs. Twins?

Yankees and Twins Betting Trends

The Yankees have put together a 9-5 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 64.3% of those games).

When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -165 or shorter, New York has a record of 4-1 (80%).

This season, the Twins have won two out of the six games in which they’ve been the underdog.

Minnesota has played as an underdog of +140 or more once this season and won that game.

The Yankees have played in 15 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total six times (6-9-0).

Games involving the Twins have gone over the total set by bookmakers in four of 15 chances this season.

Yankees Stats & Insights

The Yankees rank 11th in runs scored with 72, 4.8 per game.

New York ranks third-best in MLB play with 25 total home runs.

The Yankees’ .237 batting average ranks 22nd in the majors.

New York’s 9.0 strikeouts per game rank 22nd in the majors.

The Yankees pitching staff ranks fourth in MLB with a collective 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

New York has the fourth-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.25).

Twins Stats & Insights

The Twins have scored the 21st-most runs in the league this season with 63 (4.2 per game).

Minnesota has hit 16 homers this season, which ranks 12th in the majors.

The Twins’ .236 batting average ranks 23rd in the league this season.

Minnesota ranks 28th in strikeouts per game (9.5) among MLB offenses.

The Twins have a 10.4 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, first-best in baseball.

Minnesota has pitched to a 2.62 ERA this season, which ranks first in baseball.

Yankees Key Players to Watch

Cole gets the start for the Yankees, his fourth of the season. He is 3-0 with a 1.40 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 19 1/3 innings pitched.

Gleyber Torres has been key for New York with two home runs, six RBI and a batting average of .283 this season.

Aaron Judge is slugging .623 this season, with a team-best five homers while driving in eight runs.

Anthony Rizzo is batting .314 to lead New York, while adding four homers and nine runs batted in this season.

Giancarlo Stanton leads New York in runs batted in with 11 while batting .269 with four homers.

Twins Key Players to Watch

Lopez (1-0) will take to the mound for the Twins and make his fourth start of the season.

Byron Buxton has a double, a triple, two home runs and five walks while hitting .250.

Carlos Correa has three doubles, two home runs and four walks while hitting .227.

Donovan Solano paces the Twins with a team-best batting average of .341.

Trevor Larnach’s nine runs batted in are a team-high mark.

Yankees and Twins Injuries

Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), 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)

Twins: Kyle Farmer: 10 Day IL (Face), Joey Gallo: 10 Day IL (Side), 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 3, Twins 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 7 runs
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