Betting baseball expectations are always high for the New York Yankees as they are expected to have a tough baseball wagering fight with the Boston Red Sox for superiority in the American League East.
The New York Yankees will host the Minnesota Twins on Monday night with a telecast on ESPN set for 7:05 PM ET in what could be a preview of a playoff series for the fall. Be sure and open your Sports Gambling account for side and total odds on this important and attractive American League matchup.
The probable starting pitchers for this matchup were Scott Baker of Minnesota and Ivan Nova of the Yankees.
Baker will be making his first start of the season with the MLB betting odds as he is coming off an outstanding spring training in which he had a 2.66 earned run average as he won the number 4 spot in the Twins starting rotation over Kevin Slowey.
Last year Baker was 12-9 with a 4.49 earned run average. He was a 15 game winner for the Twins in 2009 with a 4.37 earned run average. The Yankees have beaten the Twins in Baker’s last 3 starts against them.
Nova will also be making his first start of the season with the baseball lines. He won the number 4 spot in the Yankees rotation by having an exceptional spring training performance in which he went 2-0 with a 1.80 earned run average.
He has only 42 innings of big league experience as he was called up by the Yankees last year and had a 4.50 earned run average. The starting rotation is the big concern for New York and it’s a huge opportunity for Nova.
Heading into this series Minnesota had horrible luck against New York with just 3 payouts in their last 20 games against the Yankees as the series went under the total in 9 of the previous 12 games.
It has been just as bad at Yankee Stadium, both old and new, as Minnesota got the money in just 3 of their previous 20 games with the series going under the betting baseball total in 5 of the previous 6 games in New York.