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David Huff faces PJ Walters in MLB odds action

Minnesota TwinsCleveland Indians
Sep 18, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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

The Indians will turn to David Huff and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Twins send PJ Walters (2-4) to the hill.

View Minnesota vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Indians as -130 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Indians - Twins odds would favor the Twins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 13 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 13 ranked American League offense (4 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 5.2 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Twins have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 9-2 loser at home against the White Sox. Bettors on Chicago at -124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota suffered a 9-2 loss against Chicago on Sunday, as Scott Diamond wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

The Indians were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at +108 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland rolled to a 7-6 win against Detroit on Sunday, as Ubaldo Jimenez and the Indians' bats led the team to victory at Progressive Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
Minnesota is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
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 15 of Minnesota's last 22 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Cleveland's last 22 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cleveland's last 18 games at home
Cleveland is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Cleveland, Wednesday, September 19

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