Twins vs. Yankees Betting Preview - May 5

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Don Shapiro
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A definite edge in the Twins-Yankees series is the OVER with 8 of the last 10 going OVER the current total of 8.5.

The OVER is also 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in New York.

Eight of the last ten games the Yankees have played in went OVER the current total of 8.5.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Michael Pineda (2-2, 6.21 ERA) vs. Yankees RH Domingo Germán (5-1, 2.56)

Pineda opened the season with three straight solid outings, including victories over Philadelphia and Detroit, but he has regressed over his last three turns, including back-to-back starts against Houston. He was tagged for five runs on nine hits over five innings last time out and has been charged with 15 runs and 24 hits over 14 innings in the past three outings. Cameron Maybin is 5-for-16 against Pineda, who made his lone start against New York as a rookie in 2011.

The OVER is 8-2 in Twins last 10 road games.

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German worked at least six innings for the fourth consecutive start, holding on for the victory after giving up four runs and five hits to beat San Francisco last time out. The 26-year-old Dominican also won his previous turn with a superb performance against the Los Angeles Angels, tossing a season-high 6 2/3 innings and permitting an unearned run on four hits. Cruz has a home run in three at-bats off German, who had made a pair of relief appearances against the Twins.

The OVER is 6-2 in German's last 8 starts overall.

2019 MLB Record: 7-5-1 (58.3%)

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 7-4 (63.4%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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