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Anthony Swarzak faces David Huff in MLB odds action

Cleveland IndiansMinnesota Twins
July 18, 12:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Minnesota will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Cleveland Indians pay a visit to Target Field.

The Twins will rely on Anthony Swarzak to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while David Huff will be his counterpart for the Indians. Anthony Swarzak is 2-1 this season, and David Huff is 0-0.

View Cleveland vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as -155 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Twins rated this week at No. 14 and the Indians sitting at No. 12.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Indians offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Indians hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were an 8-3 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -102 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Indians endured an 8-3 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Sunday, with Jeanmar Gomez throwing 5 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Royals on July 17. Bettors who backed the Twins at -126 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Twins enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Royals on Sunday, with Brian Duensing throwing 6 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Target Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Indians at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Cleveland at Minnesota, Monday, July 18