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Minnesota Twins Host Cleveland Indians in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Minnesota Twins look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cleveland Indians arrive at Target Field on Friday.

The match puts starter Corey Kluber for the Cleveland Indians on the hill facing Trevor May for the Minnesota Twins. Kluber brings a 7-12 mark to the game, while May is 8-7 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Cleveland Indians were -138 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-3.3 win for the Indians. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota (57-57) will face the 53-60 Indians in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Cleveland injuries news.

The Minnesota Twins sit at No. 29 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cleveland Indians sit at No. 12 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota Twins No. 11-rated offense, averaging 4.25 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians defense that ranks No. 16 at 4.21 in runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have averaged 8.32 hits per game so far, less than Cleveland Indians batters have averaged on the year (8.63 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 25-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Indians were saddled with a loss last time out in T Bauer's start, as they lost 8-6 against New York on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-5 to Texas on Thursday at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Minnesota, Saturday, August 15th