New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 5/16/24

Minnesota Twins (24-17) vs New York Yankees (28-15)

Game Info: Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)

Joe Ryan (2-2) (3.40) vs Clarke Schmidt (4-1) (2.95)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -106 / New York Yankees -111 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins Prediction for this MLB Game on Thursday, May 16th at Target Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Twins recent form and recent player performance 

-The Yankees recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Minnesota

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving New York

-Recent betting trends in games played between the

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Twins and Yankees. 

Twins Continue to Be Awful Against Yankees

The Twins continue to be awful against the Yankees and on Wednesday the offense really struggled. They failed to score any runs and that led to the 4-0 defeat. The offense only finished with four hits while the pitching gave up 13 hits. Pablo Lopez went 6.1 innings giving up 10 hits and three earned runs. The Twins are averaging 4.88 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.2 runs per game. The offense is ranked 6th in the league while the pitching is ranked 11th. The Twins will meet the Guardians, Nationals, Rangers, Royals, and Astros after this series.

Can Jeffers Kickstart Offense? 

Ryan Jeffers is having a huge season and has hit 10 home runs and driven in 31 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Twins will be Joe Ryan who sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 3.31. In his last start against the Toronto Blue Jays he went seven innings giving up six hits and one run. 

Can Yankees Sweep Series?

The Yankees have won the first two games of this series and the pitching has been dominant. Marcus Stroman went six innings giving up two hits and zero runs. As a team they had six strikeouts. Aaron Judge hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. The Yankees are averaging 4.81 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.52 runs per game. The offense is ranked 8th in the league while the pitching is ranked 4th. They also have a run differential of 1.28 which is 3rd in the league. Juan Soto has hit nine home runs and driven in 34 RBIs.  Getting the start for the Yankees will be Clarke Schmidt who sits with a 4-1 record and an ERA of 2.95. In his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays he went 6.2 innings giving up five hits and zero runs. 

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Carlos Correa has scored at least one run in each of the Twins' last six Thursday games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Joe Ryan has recorded six or more strikeouts in 12 of his last 14 home appearances.
  • Carlos Correa has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 12 Thursday day appearances with his team as a favorite.
  • Max Kepler has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 14 appearances with the Twins as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Max Kepler has recorded a Single in nine of the Twins' last 10 games as home favorites.
  • Byron Buxton has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances against the Yankees at Target Field.
  • Byron Buxton has hit at least one home run in three of his last four appearances against the Yankees at Target Field.
  • Ryan Jeffers ranks T7th in the league in Home Runs (10) this season.

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Aaron Judge has hit a home run in each of the Yankees' last two games as road underdogs against AL Central opponents.
  • Giancarlo Stanton has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances against the Twins.
  • Aaron Judge has scored at least one run in each of the Yankees' last six games against AL Central opponents.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Juan Soto has recorded at least one hit in each of the Yankees' last 13 road games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Anthony Rizzo has recorded at least one Single in each of his last nine appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Alex Verdugo has recorded at least one Double in four of his last five road appearances against AL 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

This game is going to be lower scoring. Ryan in his last start gave up only one run and Schmidt in his last start gave up zero runs. The Twins bats especially are going to be ice-cold here, and that will be the difference here. Look for only three or four total runs. I also believe it’s going to be the Twins that are only going to be scoring a run. The Yankees are going to get the job done. Both of these are strong plays. 

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

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