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Cleveland favored by 119 against Minnesota on Friday

Cleveland IndiansMinnesota Twins
Sep 16, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Odds

72-75TEAM RECORD59-89

The Twins get a visit from the Cleveland Indians in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Kevin Slowey for the Twins (0-5 on the year) and Ubaldo Jimenez for Cleveland (9-11 so far).

View Cleveland vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Twins in this one will find them as +119 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Twins - Indians odds would favor the Indians if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 13 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Indians average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 10-rated defense.

Cleveland was a 7-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They lost as +225 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Indians endured a 7-4 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Thursday, with Fausto Carmona throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -157 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Twins endured a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Royals on Wednesday, with Liam Hendriks throwing 5 innings of 8-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

A few Indians at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games
Minnesota is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Minnesota, Saturday, September 17