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June 2, 7:15 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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Progressive Field hosts an MLB battle between the Cleveland Indians and the visiting Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

The Indians will rely on Josh Tomlin to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while PJ Walters will be his counterpart for the Twins. Josh Tomlin is 2-2 this season, and PJ Walters is 2-1.

View Minnesota vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Indians in this one will find them as -119 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

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. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.6 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 5.7 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 7-1 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -123 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins endured a 7-1 loss at the hands of the Indians on Friday, with Carl Pavano throwing 3 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Progressive Field.

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

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

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
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 10 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Cleveland is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games
Cleveland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 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, Sunday, June 3

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