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Corey Kluber out to silence Twins bats in MLB contest

Minnesota TwinsCleveland Indians
May 5, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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

The Indians will rely on Corey Kluber to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Michael Pelfrey will be his counterpart for the Twins. Corey Kluber is 1-0 this season, and Michael Pelfrey is 2-3.

View Minnesota vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Twins were listed as +-130 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 9-ranked Indians and the American League No. 11-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. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.7 hits per game. The Twins average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 11-rated defense.

The Twins were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -111 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Twins endured a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Indians on Saturday, with Kevin Correia throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Minnesota is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Boston, Monday, May 6
Cleveland home to Oakland, Monday, May 6