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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Sunday when the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians meet at Progressive Field.
The Twins will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Michael Pelfrey in this game. Pelfrey has a 3-6 record and a 6.11 ERA this season.
Pelfrey's opponent in this one will be Carlos Carrasco. The Indians righthander has a 8.40 ERA to go along with a 0-2 record this season.
Minnesota lost its last outing, an 8-7 result against the Indians on June 22. Bettors who backed the Indians at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Minnesota has lost 2 straight games.
Cleveland has won 4 straight games.
Minnesota: 33-38 SU
Cleveland: 38-35 SU
Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Miami are 7-1
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Minnesota's last 18 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota at Miami, Tuesday, June 25
Cleveland at Baltimore, Monday, June 24