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Cleveland Indians host Minnesota Twins in baseball action

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Sep 20, 12:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

62-87TEAM RECORD61-88

The visiting Twins hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Progressive Field against the Cleveland Indians.

Cleveland sends Corey Kluber out against Esmerling Vasquez for the Twins in this game. Kluber is 1-4 with a 5.48 ERA on the season, while Vasquez is 0-2 on the year and has a 7.53 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Indians in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -135 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Indians at No. 14 in the American League and the Twins at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cleveland and its American League No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 8 lineup of the Twins at 4.4 runs per outing.

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.2 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +125 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota got the job done in their last match in a 6-4 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday at Progressive Field behind starter Liam Hendriks.

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

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Cleveland's last 14 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Friday, September 21
Cleveland at Kansas City, Friday, September 21

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