Baseball odds preview - Cleveland vs. Minnesota


Cleveland Indians

Minnesota Twins
90-70 September 28, 2013, 01:05 PM | Target Field 66-94



A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cleveland duelling Minnesota on Saturday at Target Field.

It's a pitching duel between Cole De Vries for the Twins (0-1 on the year) and Scott Kazmir for Cleveland (9-9 so far).

View Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Odds and Stats.

On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Minnesota sat as 174 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked Twins and the No. 4-rated Indians in this matchup.

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The Indians were a 12-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -188 on the moneyline, while the total score (18) was good news for OVER bettors. The Indians enjoyed a 12-6 victory at the expense of the Twins on Friday, with Corey Kluber throwing 5 1/3 innings of 10-hit ball at Target Field.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 20 ranking for hits at 8.34 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 14 in the same category at 8.59 per game.

Defensively, Cleveland features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.29 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 at home, scoring 3.81 runs per game.

A few Indians at Twins trends to consider:
Cleveland is 7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Cleveland is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Cleveland is 5-9-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 4-17-1 SU in its last 22 games at home
Minnesota is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games


Next up:
Cleveland at Minnesota, Sunday, September 29th
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