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Twins face Cleveland Indians: MLB odds preview and stats

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Sep 23, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

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Minnesota pays a visit to Cleveland on Friday, hoping to shut down the Indians bats in baseball action at Progressive Field.

Cleveland sends Justin Masterson out against Carl Pavano for the Twins in this game. Masterson is 12-10 with a 3.17 ERA on the season, while Pavano is 8-13 on the year and has a 4.40 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Indians as -190 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 14-rated Twins taking on the American League's No. 12-rated Indians in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.9 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Mariners on September 22. Bettors who backed the Twins at +109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Seattle on Thursday at Target Field behind starter Anthony Swarzak.

The Indians were a 11-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -114 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland got the job done in their last match in a 11-2 victory over Chicago on Thursday at Progressive Field behind starter Jeanmar Gomez.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Cleveland's last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Cleveland, Saturday, September 24

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