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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Monday when the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins meet at Target Field.
The Indians will trot Danny Salazar out to the mound in this one. Righthander Salazar has a 1-0 record and a 3.29 ERA this season.
Salazar's opponent in this one will be Andrew Albers. The Twins lefthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.
The Indians were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -183 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-2 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Minnesota at +129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Cleveland: 63-55 SU
Minnesota: 52-63 SU
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota home to Cleveland, Tuesday, August 13