Scott Diamond faces Ubaldo Jimenez in MLB odds action
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The Cleveland Indians will look to grab a road win when they take on the Twins in Minnesota at Target Field on Sunday in baseball odds action.
Scott Diamond will take the mound for Minnesota, and he'll carry a 6-12 record into the contest. Ubaldo Jimenez gets the ball for Cleveland; he's 12-9 so far this season.
View Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Odds and Stats.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Twins as 181 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game puts the Twins, most recently No. 30 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Indians, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.
In their last action, Cleveland was a 5-1 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Cleveland at -200 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Indians hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Scott Kazmir struck out 11 batters in 5-1 victory on Saturday at Target Field.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has baseball's No. 24-rated offensive output, at 8.33 hits per game. The Indians average 8.58 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the No. 29-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.
A few Indians at Twins trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
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