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MLB Gambling - Yankees vs. Twins

MLB gambling handicappers are again expecting the New York Yankees to win the World Series as they are a prohibitive MLB betting favorite to repeat as champs.
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MLB gambling fans looking for a bargain may want to consider the Minnesota Twins as they are coming off an excellent season and bring a solid MLB betting price.

The Yankees and Twins will begin their best of five American League Divisional Series on Wednesday with the first two games in Minnesota, games 3 and 4 in New York on Saturday and Sunday, and then a game 5 on Tuesday in Minnesota if necessary.

Sports-Gambling opened with the Yankees as a +350 choice to win the World Series and a +165 selection to win the American League.  Minnesota opened at +900 to win the World Series and +425 to win the American League.  The two teams met last year in the ALDS and New York swept the series 3-0.

The New York Yankees had a record of 95-67 with the MLB odds and were 43-38 on the road.  The Yankees are the American League Wild Card team this year.  New York has the most productive lineup in the game as they ranked 1st in run production and 3rd in home runs.

Pitching is of concern for the Bronx Bombers as they ranked 15th in staff earned run average and 21st in quality starts.  Robinson Cano leads the offensive attack with a .319 average with 29 home runs and 109 runs batted in.  Alex Rodriguez hit .270 with 30 home runs and 125 runs batted in.

Mark Teixeira hit just .256 but had 33 home runs and 108 runs batted in.  The starting staff has two big time winners with the MLB lines as CC Sabathia was 21-7 with a 3.18 earned run average while Philip Hughes was 18-8 with a 4.19 earned run average.  Closer Mariano Rivera had 33 saves and a 1.80 earned run average.

The Minnesota Twins had a MLB gambling record of 94-68 including a stellar 53-28 at their new home of Target Field.  The Twins ranked 6th in run production and 11th in staff earned run average.

Joe Mauer is the man that makes the Twins go as he hit .327 with 43 doubles, 9 home runs, and 75 runs batted in.  Matt Capps shored up the bullpen with 16 saves and a 2.00 earned run average.