Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees - 10/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Yankees (105-59) at Minnesota Twins (101-63)
MLB Baseball: Monday, October 7, 2019 at 8:40 pm (Target Field)
Luis Severino (1-1) (1.50) vs. Jake Odorizzi (15-7) (3.51)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +126 / New York Yankees -136 --- Over/Under: 9
The New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins will match up for Game 3 of their ALDS series on Monday.
New York will be going for the sweep here. The Yankees took the Friday Game 1 10-4, then posted another victory 8-2 on Saturday.
For the Monday game, the Yankees will send out Luis Severino in the start. Across 12.0 innings of work this year, Severino put up a 1-1 record with a 1.50 ERA, 17 Ks and six walks.
Over on the Twins’ side, they’ll look to Jake Odorizzi to extend the series in Game 3. Over his 159.0 innings and 15-7 record this season, Odorizzi put up a 3.51 ERA with 178 Ks and 53 BBs.
The Yankees are 4-0 in their last four versus the AL Central and 4-1 in the last five after an off day. New York is 38-18 in their last 56 Monday games and 1-5 in their last six road games.
Meanwhile, the Twins are 4-1 in their last five Monday games and 4-22 in their last 26 playoff games. Minnesota is 1-6 in their last seven in game three of a series and 1-10 in their last 11 playoff home games.
Severino only appeared in three games this year due to injury, but the returns were pretty good. The six walks in 12.0 innings is a bit of a concern, but he really only had one sketchy game.
As for Odorizzi, he’s coming off a quality start in Detroit but unless he goes super deep in this game the Twins bullpen is going to be carrying too big of a load. I’m just going to stick with the Yankees.