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The Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins will meet on the field at Target Field on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.
The Indians will give the ball to starter Zach McAllister in this one. Righthander McAllister is 9-9 this season with a 3.88 ERA.
Starting this game for the Twins will be Andrew Albers. The lefthander has a 3.97 ERA to go along with a 2-4 record this season.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 7-2 winner as they battled the White Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -290 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Twins were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -235 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Cleveland has won 6 straight games.
Minnesota has lost 2 straight games.
Cleveland: 88-70 SU
Minnesota: 66-92 SU
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 8-2
Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 5-5
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 UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota home to Cleveland, Friday, September 27