MLB ALDS Game 2 Twins vs Yankees Odds, Preview, and Pick

Twins vs Yankees 2019 ALDS Game 2 Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on October 5, 2019

The New York Yankees dominated the Minnesota Twins 10-4 in Game 1 of their best-of-5 American League Divisional Series. On Saturday, the Yankees hope to take a commanding 2 games to 0 lead. Will NYY keep it going? Or, will Minnesota even the series? Check out MLB Playoff odds, analysis, and a free pick for Twins-Yankees Game 2!

Twins vs Yankees 2019 ALDS Game 2 Odds, Preview & Pick

Why Minnesota Twins are a good bet at +165?

Minnesota hopes pitcher Randy Dobnak can keep the Yankees bats at bay. Dobnak could be the answer because his ERA is an astounding 1.59. Not only that, but Dobnak was exceptional in his last three games started during the regular season. He held the Cleveland Indians to 1 earned run off 6 hits in 5 innings, the KC Royals to 1 earned run off 3 hits in 5.1 innings, and the Detroit Tigers to 0 earned runs off 6 hits in 6 innings. If Dobnak has his best stuff, the Twins can turn the tables on the Yankees.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 5.80
  • BA: .270
  • OPS: .832
  • HR: 307
  • SB: 28
Defense:
  • ERA: 4.18
  • WHIP: 1.30
  • KS: 1463
  • Quality Starts: 67
  • Errors: 110

Why New York Yankees are a good bet at -195?

New York’s offense is too difficult for most MLB opponents to handle. The Yankees were up only 3-1 after the fourth inning. They lit the Twins up starting in the fifth. NYY exploded for 7 combined runs from the fifth to seventh innings. It was an absolute domination on the scoreboard. Minnesota had no answer for the Yankees’ offense on Friday. They don’t figure to have an answer on Saturday afternoon, either.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 5.82
  • BA: .267
  • OPS: .829
  • HR: 306
  • SB: 55
Defense:
  • ERA: 4.31
  • WHIP: 1.30
  • KS: 1534
  • Quality Starts: 53
  • Errors: 102

MLB Betting Trends for Game 2 Twins vs Yankees

  • Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 games versus a right-handed starter
  • Twins are 5-23 in their last 28 playoff games
  • Twins are 0-7 in their last 7 playoff road games
  • Yankees are 8-2 in their last 10 playoff home games
  • Yankees are 9-1 in Tanaka’s last 10 Saturday starts
  • Yankees are 14-4 in Tanaka’s last 18 starts

ALDS Game 2 Twins vs Yankees MLB Betting Analysis

Masahiro Tanaka picks up the baseball for the New York Yankees. On one hand, that’s a good reason to back the Twins. Minnesota has great success versus right-handed starters. Also, Tanaka has a 4.05 ERA.

But, Minnesota only bats .209 against Tanaka. What’s really scary if you’re a Twins fan is that Dobnak doesn’t often pitch past the sixth inning. The Yankees are designed for their starters to keep them in the game until the later innings. Then, with one of the top bullpens in MLB, New York dominates on the mound and blasts your relievers at the plate.

That’s how NYY beat the Twins 10-4 on Friday. They figure to win by a similar score, by at least 3 runs or more, on Saturday. So, back the Yankees on the run line.

MLB Free Pick: New York Yankees -1 ½ +100
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