The New York Yankees are favored on Friday in MLB gambling as they begin a seven-game homestand.
The Yankees are favored in baseball gambling but Minnesota could give New York a game since Francisco Liriano is scheduled to be on the mound.
MLB gambling odds almost always favor the Yankees when they are at home. Even though the Twins will be going with Liriano, the Yankees will still be the choice by most gamblers who bet on baseball. This is the first game of a three-game series between the two teams. It is the first game of a seven-game road trip for the Twins. The one advantage the Twins might have is Liriano. He is 4-1 on the season with a 2.36 ERA. He had won four straight until his last outing against Baltimore when he gave up five runs over six innings. Liriano should be well rested for this matchup against the Yankees as he will have had six days rest.
The problem for anyone considering the Twins in MLB gambling is that Minnesota has lost their last 10 games against the Yankees. The Twins have not won a game against the Yankees since August of 2008. They lost every single game last year against New York including all three playoff games. New York won all six home games against the Twins last season. Four of those games went under the total in MLB gambling with one push.
Minnesota has been very good on the road this season vs. the baseball gambling odds. The Twins are 10-6 so far this season. Anytime a team is above .500 on the road they are worth considering but going against New York at Yankee Stadium is tough to do.
New York is a sizzling 10-2 at home this season in MLB gambling. New York is very good everywhere but at home they have been almost unbeatable. With only two losses at Yankee Stadium it is tough to bet against New York when they are at home. New York has been in the Top 5 in the league in runs scored per game and their pitching is solid, ranking in the Top 10. It could be A.J. Burnett who gets the start in this game and that would be a great pitching matchup if it turns out to be Liriano vs. Burnett on Friday.