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June 1, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Progressive Field on Friday as host Cleveland battles the Minnesota Twins in baseball odds action.

Carl Pavano, with a record of 2-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Indians trot Derek Lowe to the mound in this one. He is 6-3 so far in 2012.

View Minnesota vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-145 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 11-ranked Indians and the American League No. 14-rated Twins in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Twins average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.6 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

The Twins were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -115 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Twins didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Oakland 4-0 on Wednesday at Target Field.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Royals on May 30. Bettors who backed the Royals at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Indians endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Royals on Wednesday, with Jeanmar Gomez throwing 5 innings of 10-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 2-8
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Minnesota at Cleveland, Saturday, June 2

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