Minnesota Twins at NY Yankees 8/20/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins
Date & Time: 8/20/2021, 11:05 PM UTC
Location: Yankee Stadium,
Address: Bronx, NY
Latest Odds: NYY -213 ; O/U 10.5
TV Channel: YES

The Minnesota Twins play the second game of a four-game series on Friday against the New York Yankees. Minnesota is 54-67 following an 8-7 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday. Jorge Polanco had the game-winning RBI for the third time in the last four games after hitting a single in the bottom or the 11th inning. Minnesota is fourth in the American League Central 17 games behind first-place Chicago.

Jorge Polanco is batting .271 to lead Minnesota and the shortstop has team highs in home runs with 21, RBIs with 67, hits with 118 and on-base percentage at .333. Minnesota has hit 171 home runs in 121 games played. On Friday, Minnesota will send Charlie Barnes to the mound. The left-hander is 0-2 with an ERA of 4.91, 9 Ks and 5 BBs.

The New York Yankees are 69-52 following a 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. New York swept Boston in its three-game series at home and the Yankees have moved to within five games of the first place Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East. New York has won six straight.

Aaron Judge is batting .285 to lead New York and the right fielder has team highs in home runs with 26, RBIs with 63 and on-base percentage at .378. Second baseman DJ LeMahieu is the leader in hits with 124. On Friday, the New York Yankees will send Nestor Cortes Jr. to the mound. The left-hander is 1-1 with an ERA of 2.55, 53 Ks and 14 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 4-1 in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Twins last 8 on the road
  • New York is 23-8 in its last 31
  • The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Yankees last 8 at home
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New York has won four of Nestor Cortes’ Jr’s last five starts and the left-hander has allowed a combined eight runs on nine hits across 21 ⅔ innings for an ERA of just 3.32. Therefore, the play here UNDER. The UNDER has cashed in seven of the Yankees last eight played at home and in four of New York’s last five overall. In addition, the UNDER has cashed in five of Minnesota's last seven versus a left-handed starter. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win but out best play is UNDER 5-1.

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