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Twins Making Quick Work Of AL Central Opposition

The Minnesota Twins currently have a two-game lead in the American League Central thanks to their interdivisional dominance. The Twins are 16-12 against the AL Central overall including going 8-2 in their past 10. Miguel Sano and company kick off an important four-game set with the Cleveland Indians Friday.

SHARK BITES
  • Brian Dozier is 4-for-21 with 3 HRs in his career against Carlos Carrasco.
  • The Indians are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games against the Twins.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Indians' last 8 games against the Twins.

The Twins will turn to minor league veteran Nik Turley in the series opener. Turley, who has spent 10 seasons with various minor league teams, made his first MLB start last Sunday. The lefty went 4.0 innings, allowing eight hits and four runs on just 73 pitches.

The Indians will be starting Carlos Carrasco, who has already made 155 appearances in the majors including 121 starts. The seven-year veteran has been underwhelming recently with a 5.09 ERA in his past four outings. Carrasco has been chased early often during that span, as the righty has not made it past the sixth inning in each of his past two.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Minnesota Twins as 155 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.0-5.4 result in favor of the Twins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 34-29 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 32-31 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians odds would favor the Indians if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cleveland Indians rank No. 22 at 8.24 hits per game. That compares with the Minnesota Twins No. 11 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 26-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Indians enjoyed a 12-5 victory at the expense of the Dodgers on Thursday, with J Tomlin throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Progressive Field.

The Twins enjoyed a 6-2 victory at the expense of the Mariners on Thursday, with Jose Berrios throwing 8 innings of 5-hit ball at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Cleveland's last 23 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Minnesota, Saturday, June 17th

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