MLB Betting Preview

Minnesota Twins (55-43) at New York Yankees (53-45)
Monday, 7:05 pm Eastern

SBG Global Opening Line: Yankees - 125 , Total 9.5 Flat

The New York Yankees are finally playing like a team that could make the playoffs. They swept the Oakland A’s over the weekend and have moved within 4.5 games of first place Tampa Bay in the American League East. They will look to extend their longest home winning streak of the season to eight straight as they host the Minnesota Twins on Monday. "This is what we expect," manager Joe Girardi said. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Yankees at Home.

The Twins are right in the hunt for the playoffs as well. They took two of three over the weekend from Texas. Minnesota has the best record in baseball since June 17th. They send Nick Blackburn to the mound on Monday. He is 7-5 with a 3.65 ERA this season. He has pitched only once in his career against the Yankees, allowing one run in 4 1/3 innings but was hit by a line drive and had to leave the game. The Yankees send Sidney Ponson to the hill on Monday. He is 5-1 with a 3.96 ERA this season. He pitched six innings in his last start against Tampa, allowing only one run. The last time he faced the Twins he pitched a complete game allowing only one run and six hits. He is 10-2 with a 2.42 ERA in his career against the Twins.

SBG Global Current Line: Yankees - 133 , Total 9.5 Under -125

Here are the MLB betting stats for Monday’s game. The Twins have lost 16 of their last 19 games in New York. The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog. The Twins are 16-6 in their last 22 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Twins are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. the American League East. The Twins are 3-7 in Blackburn’s last 10 starts as a road underdog.

The Yankees are 6-0 in their last 6 games as a home favorite. The Yankees are 5-0 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Yankees are 4-0 in Ponson’s last 4 starts.

The Under is 4-0 in the Twins last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 5-2 in the Twins last 7 games as an underdog.

The Under is 6-1-1 in the Yankees last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 16-5-2 in the Yankees last 23 games as a home favorite. The Under is 20-7-1 in the Yankees last 28 overall. The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The Under is 24-9-2 in the last 35 meetings in New York between the two teams.

Pick: Twins 3 units