The New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins square off in one half of the American League Divisional Series, with Minnesota looking to slay the dragon that has made their life miserable dating back to 2009. The Yankees beat them in the one-game Wild Card game in 2017, and in back-to-back divisional series in 2009 and 2010.
Both teams finished the season north of 100 wins, with the Yankees winning 103 and the Twins 101. The Yankees hold home field advantage in the series, but the Twins were great on the road — leading the majors with a 55-26 record. The Yankees won the season series between these two 4-2.
The series kicks off on Friday, October 4th, with first pitch set for 7:07 p.m. on MLB Network. We’re still awaiting word on the starting pitchers for Game 1, but the Yankees have been installed as -186 favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook. The Twins are +150 underdogs in Game 1. Below are some notable odds as we get ready for this series to kick off.
Game 1 money line: Twins +150, Yankees -186
Series winner: Yankees -225, Twins +185
Total games played (4.5): Over +160, Under -200
Spread — series outcome (1.5): Yankees +135, Twins -165
Win Gm 1 and the series:
- Yankees: Yes +102, No -127
- Twins: Yes +315, No -435
Exact outcome of the series:
- Yankees win 3-2: +285
- Yankees win 3-0: +325
- Yankees win 3-1: +350
- Twins win 3-1: +435
- Twins win 3-2: +565
- Twins win 3-0: +1400
Odds and lines subject to change. See website for actual odds.
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