Twins vs Yankees Prediction - MLB Picks 4/16/23

New York Yankees (9-6) vs Minnesota Twins (10-5)

Game Info: Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 1:35 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Gerrit Cole (3-0) (1.40) vs Pablo Lopez (1-0) (1.35)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -155 / Minnesota Twins +125 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Twins will play the New York Yankees in Game 4 of their series on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium in New York.

Twins Preview

The Minnesota Twins are 10-5 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Minnesota won Games 1 and 2 of this series by scores of 11-2 and 4-3. The Minnesota pitching staff has a 2.62 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP, and a .193 opponent batting average this season. The Twins offense has scored 63 runs with a .238 batting average and a .303 on base percentage. Michael Taylor is batting .264 with three home runs and seven RBI’s for the Twins. The projected starting pitcher for Minnesota is Pablo Lopez, who is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA and a 0.65 WHIP over 20.0 innings pitched this year. 

Yankees Preview

The New York Yankees are 9-6 this season and they have won three of their last five games. New York won Game 3 of this series by a score of 6-1 on Saturday afternoon. The New York pitching staff has a 3.25 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a .220 opponent batting average. The Yankees offense has scored 72 runs with a .237 batting average and a .308 on base percentage this season. Giancarlo Stanton is batting .269 with four home runs and 11 RBI’s for the Yankees. The projected starting pitcher for New York is Gerrit Cole, who is 3-0 with a 1.40 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP over 19.1 innings pitched this year. 


Minnesota is 4-1 in their last 5 games and 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The under is 5-1-1 in Minnesota’s last 7 games. New York is 7-2 in their last 9 Sunday games and 61-28 in their last 89 home games. The under is 4-1 in New York’s last 5 home games. Minnesota is 13-39 in these two teams last 52 head to head meetings.


Both of these teams have had success to start the season, but the Twins will be the team going for the series win in this game. Minnesota hasn’t hit the ball particularly well, but they have had some very good pitching to start the year. The Twins will start Pablo Lopez, who has allowed three earned runs in 20 innings pitched this year. The Yankees will turn to Gerrit Cole, who has been very good in his first three starts. I like the under in this matchup. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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