Twins visit Cleveland Indians in MLB clash
Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds
The Minnesota Twins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Indians in Cleveland at Progressive Field on Friday in baseball odds action.
Samuel Deduno, with a record of 3-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Indians trot Scott Kazmir to the mound in this one. He is 3-4 so far in 2013.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Indians as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Indians - Twins odds would favor the Indians if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 14 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Indians have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, more than the Twins have managed so far this season (8.4 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cleveland has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.
Minnesota was an 8-4 winner in its last match at home against the White Sox. They won as -122 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. The Twins enjoyed an 8-4 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Thursday, with Scott Diamond throwing 5 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Target Field.
Cleveland was a 6-3 winner in its last match at home against the Royals. They won as -150 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 6-3 final on Wednesday in support of Justin Masterson at Progressive Field.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Minnesota is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 10 games
Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Cleveland's last 16 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Cleveland is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
Minnesota at Cleveland, Saturday, June 22