New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 5/15/24

Minnesota Twins (24-16) vs New York Yankees (27-15)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 7:40 pm (Target Field)

Pablo Lopez (4-2) (3.89) vs Marcus Stroman (2-2) (3.80)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -112 / New York Yankees -105 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins meet Wednesday in MLB game 2 action at Target Field. Here’s a New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Prediction.

New York Yankees Betting Preview

The New York Yankees are 28-15 on the year after recent wins over the Astros and Rays. The New York Yankees have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The New York Yankees have won 8 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Juan Soto leads the New York Yankees with 51 hits and 34 RBI, while Anthony Volpe and Anthony Rizzo have combined for 87 hits and 43 RBI.

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

The Minnesota Twins are 24-17 this season after wins over the Mariners and Blue Jays. The Minnesota Twins have scored 14 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Minnesota Twins have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Willi Castro leads the Minnesota Twins with 38 hits and 14 RBI, while Ryan Jeffers and Carlos Santana have combined for 65 hits and 52 RBI.

New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Pitching Matchup

Marcus Stroman gets the ball for the New York Yankees, and he is 2-2 with a 3.80 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Stroman has allowed 12 hits and 5 runs in his last 11 innings. Stroman has a 3.52 ERA and .271 allowed batting average in 15.1 road innings. Stroman is 1-4 with a 5.82 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Minnesota Twins.

Pablo Lopez gets the ball for the Minnesota Twins, and he is 4-2 with a 3.89 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Lopez has allowed 9 hits and 2 runs in his last 12.1 innings. The Twins have won each of Lopez’s last 4 starts. Lopez is 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the New York Yankees.

Why the Minnesota Twins will win

  • The Twins have won each of their last five games following a home loss.
  • The Yankees have lost four of their last five road games against American League opponents following a win.
  • The favorites have covered the run line in each of the Yankees' last five games at Target Field.
  • The Yankees have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five road games against American League opponents following a win.

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Pablo Lopez has recorded seven or more strikeouts in each of his last four appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Max Kepler has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Twins' last five games as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Max Kepler has scored at least one run in each of the Twins' last five games as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Max Kepler has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 appearances with the Twins as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Byron Buxton has hit at least one home run in three of his last four appearances against the Yankees at Target Field.
  • Byron Buxton has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances against the Yankees at Target Field.
  • Max Kepler has recorded a Single in eight of the Twins' last nine games as home favorites.
  • Pablo Lopez has recorded a win in each of his last three appearances with the Twins as favorites.
  • Max Kepler has recorded at least one Double in three of the Twins' last four night games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Ryan Jeffers ranks T7th in the league in Home Runs (10) this season.

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Giancarlo Stanton has hit at least one home run in four of his last six appearances against the Twins at Target Field.
  • Giancarlo Stanton has recorded an RBI in each of his last four appearances in night games against AL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Marcus Stroman has recorded five or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances in night games.
  • Aaron Judge has scored a run in each of the Yankees' last six night games.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Juan Soto has recorded at least one hit in each of the Yankees' last 12 road games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Juan Soto has recorded at least one Single in each of the Yankees' last 11 road games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Aaron Judge ranks T7th in the league in Home Runs (10) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Twins rank 2nd in the league for walks allowed this season (106).
  • The Minnesota Twins are one of only 3 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both strikeouts and walks allowed this season.
  • The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for ERA this season (3.05).
  • The New York Yankees rank 3rd in the league for home runs this season (58).

New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Prediction

The New York Yankees and cheap prices are hard to turn down as long as they continue their winning ways. With the Yankees such a public side, their lines are often inflated. Marcus Stroman is also great when he's on. The problem is Stroman can be hit and cold, and that's been the case so far this season. Pablo Lopez is figuring things out over his last few starts, and he's an ace caliber pitcher who you should love to get with cheap prices. One of the better games on the Wednesday card, but I'll lean toward the Twins because of Lopez and him being easier to trust. 

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Twins -112

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