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Cleveland Indians take on Twins in baseball test

Cleveland IndiansMinnesota Twins
July 20, 1:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The visiting Indians hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins.

The match puts starter Josh Tomlin for the Indians on the hill facing Nick Blackburn for the Twins. Tomlin brings a 11-4 mark to the game, while Blackburn is 7-6 to date on the season.

View Cleveland vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Cleveland before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-120-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 14 in the American League and the Indians at No. 12 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Indians average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

The Indians were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cleveland looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 2-1 on Tuesday behind a start from Francisco Liriano at Target Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Cleveland is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Minnesota
Cleveland is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland home to Chi White Sox, Friday, July 22
Minnesota home to Detroit, Thursday, July 21

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