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Twins face Cleveland Indians: MLB odds preview and stats


Minnesota Twins

Cleveland Indians
1-3 April 05, 2014, 01:05 PM | Progressive Field 3-1



The Cleveland Indians battle the visiting Minnesota Twins on Saturday in MLB betting action at Progressive Field.

Kyle Gibson, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Indians trot Carlos Carrasco to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2014. View Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds and Stats.

Those going with the Indians in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -158 at TopBet for Saturday's contest. The total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Indians) and the No. 30 (Twins) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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In their last action, Minnesota was a 7-2 loser on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Cleveland at -176 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Twins endured a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Indians on Friday, with Mike Pelfrey throwing 5 1/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Progressive Field.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cleveland has baseball's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Twins average 9.25 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the list.

Defensively, Minnesota features the No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 7 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 7 runs per game.

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
Minnesota is 1-8-1 SU in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 1-6-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Minnesota is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 3-7-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 12-2-1 SU in its last 15 games
Cleveland is 6-1-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Cleveland is 6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota


Next up:
Minnesota at Cleveland, Sunday, April 6th

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