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Baseball Matchup - Cleveland Indians Minnesota Twins Odds Preview

Minnesota TwinsCleveland Indians
May 3, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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Progressive Field hosts an MLB battle between the Cleveland Indians and the visiting Minnesota Twins on Friday.

Justin Masterson gets the call for the Cleveland Indians and he will try to build on a 4-2 mark. In the other dugout, Pedro Hernandez brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Twins as he tries to quiet the Indians bats.

View Minnesota vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Minnesota before the first pitch in this match found them as +-155-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Indians rated this week at No. 9 and the Twins sitting at No. 11.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 3 ranked American League offense (5 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 7-rated defense.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 6-2 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Minnesota at +200 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers 6-2 on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 6-0 winner as they battled the Phillies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +116 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Indians didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Philadelphia 6-0 on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 13 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Cleveland's last 25 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Cleveland, Saturday, May 4