The 2022 MLB season goes on Tuesday, June 7, with the American League showdown at Target Field in Minneapolis, so we bring you the best Yankees vs. Twins betting pick along with the latest odds update on PointsBet NY Sportsbook.
New York meets Minnesota for the first time in 2022. They open a three-game series, and the Yankees are favorites to take the first blood. Last year, the Yanks won six of their seven contests against the Twins.
The Yankees shoot for their seventh straight W
The New York Yankees avoided an upset last Sunday, outlasting the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in ten innings. The Bombers extended their winning streak to six games and swept their second straight series. Before they beat the Cats, the Yankees had outscored the Los Angeles Angels 17-3 over a three-game set.
Over their last 13 outings, the 39-15 Yankees have scored 63 runs while launching a thumping 23 home runs. During that span, the mighty Yanks pitching staff has accounted for the lowest ERA in the majors (2.74).
Jameson Taillon will toe the slab Tuesday, searching for his third consecutive win. The 30-year-old righty is enjoying a wonderful season, sporting a 6-1 record, 2.30 ERA, 2.88 FIP, and 0.90 WHIP across 58.2 innings of work (ten starts). Taillon has allowed only two earned runs on nine hits over his previous three appearances and 23 innings pitched.
The Twins finished an eight-game road trip in style
The 32-24 Minnesota Twins are coming off an 8-6 victory at Toronto this past Sunday. They secured a win in a three-game road series against the Blue Jays after a heavy 12-3 defeat in Saturday’s middle contest.
The Twins have struggled as of late, going 5-8 over their previous 13 games overall. In the last couple of weeks, they’ve registered a lackluster 4.40 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and .254 batting average against while slashing a solid .257/.318/.416.
Bailey Ober is projected to take the hill Tuesday, and the 26-year-old righty holds a 1-2 record, 4.01 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 29/7 K/BB ratio in seven starts (33.2 innings) in 2022. Last Wednesday, Ober had a rough outing at Comerica Park in Detroit, yielding five earned runs on nine hits across six innings of work in a 5-0 defeat to the Tigers.
- 6-0 in the last six games overall
- 13-5 in the last 18 games on the road
- 8-1 in Jameson Taillon’s last nine starts
- 1-11 in the last 12 games against the Yankees
New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins Pick
It’s tough to go against the Yankees, especially when Jameson Taillon gets a nod. I’ve mentioned how good he’s been lately, while the Yanks’ bullpen hasn’t allowed a home run over the last ten days, posting a sharp 2.60 ERA and 3.25 FIP.
On the other side, the Twins’ relievers have accounted for a 4.30 ERA, 4.50 FIP, 4.30 BB/9, and 1.23 HR/9. Minnesota’s pitching has to be at its best to give the team a chance of beating the mighty Yankees.
Pick: Take New York Yankees
The Twins have scored 20 runs in their last three showings, but it’s been against the Blue Jays’ shaky pitching staff. They’ve struggled mightily to hit in a five-game set against the Tigers, and I would be surprised if the Twins find their groove in a tough matchup with Jameson Taillon and the Yankees.
Target Field is a pitcher-friendly ballpark and ranks 24th in ESPN’s Park Factors. Hereof, I’m backing the under on the totals.
Pick: Go under