Twins vs. Yankees Game 2 Prediction and Odds for Wednesday, Sept. 7 (Offense at a Premium in Nightcap)

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole.
New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. / Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports

My best pick yesterday may have been calling the rainout between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins that set up today’s doubleheader. 

All jokes aside, we have a solid pitching matchup in Game 2 at Yankee Stadium, with Gerrit Cole (10-7, 3.28 ERA) on the bump for New York against impressive Twins youngster Joe Ryan (10-7, 3.88 ERA). 

The Yankees have struggled on offense, but the doubleheader affords them a chance to pick up half a game on the rest of the AL East with two wins on Wednesday. 

Here are the odds from FanDuel for the second leg of today’s doubleheader: 

Twins vs. Yankees Odds, Run Line and Total

Twins vs. Yankees Prediction and Pick

Could we see some starters sit in Game 2 of this doubleheader? It’s certainly possible, and I was on the UNDER in this game before it was rained out on Tuesday. 

Four of Cole’s last five starts for New York have ended with fewer than 6.5 total runs, and he’s been pitching well over that stretch, compiling a 2.16 ERA. Somehow, the Yankees have lost four of those games, and it’s mainly because they have one of the worst offenses in baseball over the last month. 

Over the last 30 days, New York is 29th in OPS and 29th in runs scored. Ryan has cooled off for Minnesota since his hot start to the 2022 season, but he’s still capable of slowing down a Yankees lineup that has scored three or fewer runs in eight of its last 10 games. 

Keep fading the New York offense until the Yankees put together more than just one or two games of solid offense. 

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.