Baseball odds preview - Cleveland vs. Minnesota
Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Odds
The visiting Indians hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins.
The match puts starter Justin Masterson for the Indians on the hill facing Samuel Deduno for the Twins. Masterson brings a 11-12 mark to the game, while Deduno is 5-3 to date on the season.
Sportsbooks had set the Twins as -120 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
This game puts the Twins, most recently No. 13 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate an American League No. 14 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Indians average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the American League list.
Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 14-rated defense.
Cleveland lost its last outing, an 8-7 result against the Twins on September 9. Bettors who backed the Twins at -116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Indians endured an 8-7 loss at the hands of the Twins on Sunday, with Corey Kluber throwing 3 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Target Field.
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 3-7
A few Indians at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Cleveland's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Cleveland at Texas, Tuesday, September 11
Minnesota home to Kansas City, Tuesday, September 11