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Minnesota sends Carl Pavano vs Jeanmar Gomez in Twins vs Indians game

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May 14, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs Cleveland battle on Monday at Target Field as the Twins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The match puts starter Jeanmar Gomez for the Indians on the hill facing Carl Pavano for the Twins. Gomez brings a 2-2 mark to the game, while Pavano is 2-3 to date on the season.

View Cleveland vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as +115 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Twins sit at No. 14 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Indians sit at an American League No. 9 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.4 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 7.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Indians hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 12-rated defense.

The Indians were a 11-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland was routed on Sunday at Fenway Park, having a 11-1 loss put on them by the Boston Red Sox in baseball betting action.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-3 winner at home against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Minnesota at +140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Twins enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Blue Jays on Sunday, with Scott Diamond throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Target Field.

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

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

A few Indians at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Minnesota, Tuesday, May 15

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