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Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Preview

Minnesota TwinsCleveland Indians
Aug 24, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

57-70TEAM RECORD69-59

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

For the Indians, Zach McAllister gets the ball, charged with keeping the Twins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Liam Hendriks, 0-1 on the year.

View Minnesota vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Minnesota before the first pitch in this match found them as +-164-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Indians, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 14 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 12 in the American League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 11-rated defense.

Minnesota was a 5-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Indians. They won as +145 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ubaldo Jimenez and the Indians 5-1 on Friday at Progressive Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Cleveland, Sunday, August 25