Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Fri, Oct 4 - 7:07p ET   |   MLBN   |   Yankee Stadium, ALDS - GAME 1, Series starts 10/4
By Landon Smith

Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees ALDS Game 1 Baseball Betting Trends / MLB Free Picks

The New York Yankees have enjoyed a one-sided postseason rivalry with the Minnesota Twins over the years, a trend they hope to continue when the teams begin the American League Division Series with Game 1 at Yankee Stadium on Friday.

Betting Odds & Stats

Minnesota TwinsLinesNew York Yankees
+170Opening Odds-185
+170 (-125)Spread-185 (105)
Over 8.5 (-120)TotalUnder 8.5 (100)
Minnesota TwinsConcensusNew York Yankees
Over 74%TotalUnder 26%
Minnesota TwinsScore and statNew York Yankees
11Predicted Score2
Jose BerriosStatsJames Paxton

Minnesota Twins +170


Minnesota Twins Starting Pitcher

Note: Berrios won his final three decisions in the regular season to finish with 14 victories for the second time in his three full seasons.

As the Twins ace, Jose Berrios will attempt to get his team off on the right foot in a massive underdog spot. Some will recall the righty’s blowup performance the last and only time he was handed the ball in the postseason, when he was pegged for three earned runs in just three innings of wild-card work at this very same ballpark.

The Twins would go on to lose that game and that performance has to be fresh in the youngster’s mind with Berrios getting torched again in his only appearance against the Yankees since that loss.

Twenty-five year old righty Jose Berrios (14-8 3.68 ERA) will head to the hill for the Twins in this contest. Through 200 plus innings, Berrios allowed 26 home runs and struck out 195 batters.

The Minnesota Twins ended the 2019 regular season with a 101-61 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their season finale against the Kansas City Royals, 5-4. Martin Perez received the starting nod for the Minnesota Twins, and he struggled as he gave up 3 earned runs in 5.2 innings.

C.J. Cron had a solid game from the plate for the Twins as he contributed 1 HR and 2 RBIs.

Twins are 4-17 in their last 21 Divisional Playoff games. Twins are 5-22 in their last 27 playoff games. Twins are 0-6 in their last 6 playoff road games. Twins are 0-5 in their last 5 Divisional Playoff road games.


Bet This Match
Exact outcome of the Series: Minnesota Twins to Wins 3-0 +1400BET HERE
Series Handicap: New York +1.5 (-500)BET HERE

New York Yankees


New York Yankees Starting Pitcher

Note: Paxton's early departure last Friday in Texas ended his run of 10 straights wins, a remarkable stretch in which he posted a 2.25 ERA.

Don’t expect the Yankees to get caught sleeping on the Twins. If anything, they’re preparing for their toughest outing of the season. Star slugger Aaron Judge has especially learned not to lean too heavily on what happened in the regular season.

Everything starts anew on Friday, and the last remaining teams around the league are on even footing. Judge plans on using those past lessons and building towards a better effort this season.

The New York Yankees ended the 2019 regular season with a 103-59 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their season finale against the Texas Rangers, 6-1. Masahiro Tanaka received the starting nod for the New York Yankees, and he had a solid outing as he gave up 1 earned run in 3 innings.

Aaron Judge had a solid game from the plate for the New York Yankees as he contributed a solo-HR. The New York Yankees won 57 of their 81 home games and navigated a number of injuries to win the AL East Division title.

New York scored a major league best 943 runs during the regular season and have the deepest lineup in baseball. D.J. LeMahieu led the Yankees with a .327 batting average and drove in 102 runs.

Yankees are 57-24 in their last 81 games on grass. Yankees are 95-43 in their last 138 games following a loss. Yankees are 37-17 in their last 54 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game. Yankees are 104-48 in their last 152 after allowing 5.

The Picks: Minnesota Twins +170, Over 8.5


Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees Extra Points
Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday at 5:07 p.m. ET. RHP Masahiro Tanaka will start for New York while Minnesota is expected to go with RHP Jake Odorizzi.
Twins INF-OF Luis Arraez (.334 in 92 games during the regular season), has made progress in his recovery from a sprained ankle and might make the ALDS roster.
Yankees LHP CC Sabathia, who has been bothered by knee and shoulder issues, will be left off the ALDS roster when the team releases it Friday. DH Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) is expected to be active and see his first action since Sept. 12.