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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins meet at Target Field.
The Indians will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Corey Kluber in this game. Kluber has a 9-5 record and a 3.68 ERA this season.
The Twins will counter Kluber with Pedro Hernandez. Lefthander Hernandez has a 6.52 ERA to go along with a 3-2 record this season.
The Indians were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.
Cleveland has won 7 straight games.
Minnesota has lost 3 straight games.
Cleveland: 89-70 SU
Minnesota: 66-93 SU
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota home to Cleveland, Saturday, September 28