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Moneyline favors Indians in battle with Twins

Minnesota TwinsCleveland Indians
Aug 25, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

57-71TEAM RECORD70-59

MLB wagering interest swings to the Cleveland vs Minnesota battle on Sunday at Progressive Field as the Indians try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Minnesota puts its faith in starter Michael Pelfrey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-10. Getting the ball for the Indians is Scott Kazmir, who owns a 7-6 record on the season with a 4.39 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland was a -159 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 6-rated Indians and the league No. 14-ranked Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 12 in the American League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with Cleveland’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Minnesota brings the American League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians' league No. 8-ranked defense.

The Twins were a 7-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -173 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Twins endured a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Indians on Saturday, with Liam Hendriks throwing 4 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Minnesota's last 21 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota home to Kansas City, Tuesday, August 27
Cleveland at Atlanta, Tuesday, August 27

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