After a day off on Monday, the red-hot and league-best New York Yankees (39-15, .722) visit the Minnesota Twins (32-24, .571) to start a three-game series Tuesday night at Target Field in Minneapolis with first pitch set for 7:40 p.m.
NY sports betting players will find the series matches the leaders in their respective divisions.
The Twins, 4-6 in their last 10 games, lead the American League Central Division by 4½ games over the Cleveland Guardians (24-25, .490) and by five games over the Chicago White Sox (25-27, .481).
Oddsmakers Well Aware of Yankees’ Start
Caesars Sportsbook New York provided EmpireStakes.com on Monday afternoon updated future MLB betting odds for the Yankees and they are current favorites in two of the three categories.
To win the American League East, Caesars Sportsbook New York currently has the Yankees as the favorite at -270 with a 7½-game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays (31-22, .585) and an eight-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays (31-23, .574). The rival Boston Red Sox have used a four-game win streak to pull up to .500 at 27-27 and are 12 games back.
The Yankees are also the current favorite to take the American League pennant at +260. The Houston Astros are second at +350.
The Yankees are the second choice to take the World Series title at +600, with the Los Angeles Dodgers (35-19, .648) currently the favorite at +400.
As you can see, the Yankees have taken off from before the season, when Caesars had the Yankees at +160 to win the AL East, +600 to win the AL and +1200 to win it all.
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Taillon Takes On Twins
Right-handed pitcher Jameson Taillon (6-1, 2.30 ERA) takes the mound Tuesday for the Yankees, who have won six consecutive games after sweeping the Los Angeles Angels and Detroit Tigers at home. New York is 8-2 over its last 10 games and has posted a 16-8 mark away from home. The team is an impressive 23-7 at Yankee Stadium.
Taillon (pronounced TIE-own) is 5-0 over his last seven games, sporting a 2.05 ERA with 31 strikeouts and just four walks. Taillon was the No. 2 overall pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates back in the 2010 draft.
No odds were set yet for the opener of the series as of Monday afternoon as the Twins had yet to name a starter for Tuesday’s matchup.
During the Yankees’ six-game win streak, they have outscored their opponents, 38-7.
They also have a whopping +102 run differential (runs scored to runs allowed), 54 runs better than the second-best Astros (+48) in the American League. The Yankees also lead Major League Baseball with 80 home runs and a 2.74 team ERA.
Both New York Teams Riding High
The New York Mets (37-19, .661) remain about as hot as the Yankees. The Mets have won eight of their last 10 and have the best record in the National League.
After losing their first two games to the World Series favorite Dodgers, the Mets bounced back to even the four-game series Sunday night with a 5-4 win in LA in 10 innings.
The Mets ranked fourth (at +800) to win the series in Caesars odds. They trail the Dodgers (+200) to win the NL (+400) and are a prohibitive favorite to take the NL East at -450.
The Mets move on to play in San Diego tonight.