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Twins open as moneyline underdog vs Indians

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Aug 23, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

56-70TEAM RECORD69-58

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

Samuel Deduno, with a record of 7-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Indians trot Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound in this one. He is 9-7 so far in 2013.

View Minnesota vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Minnesota before the first pitch in this match found them as +-157-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 6 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 4-rated American League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 11 in the American League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Indians have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, more than Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 11-rated defense.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 7-6 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Minnesota at +240 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota rolled to a 7-6 win against Detroit on Thursday, as Andrew Albers and the Twins' bats led the team to victory at Comerica Park.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Cleveland at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 3-1 final on Wednesday in support of Justin Masterson at Angel Stadium.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Minnesota's last 19 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Cleveland, Saturday, August 24

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