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Moneyline Favors Cleveland Indians in MLB Battle with Minnesota Twins

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

For the Minnesota Twins, Tommy Milone gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cleveland Indians hitters off the base paths. He'll face Carlos Carrasco, 11-8 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 128 for the Minnesota Twins in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8 at 5Dimes.

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 (58-58) will face the 54-61 Indians in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Cleveland injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Twins rated this week at No. 29 and the Cleveland Indians sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota Twins No. 14-rated offense, averaging 4.22 runs per game, against a Cleveland Indians defense that ranks No. 16 at 4.18 in runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have averaged 8.23 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. 23-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 J Tomlin's start, as they lost 4-1 against Minnesota on Saturday at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Cleveland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland

Next Betting Matchups

Cleveland at Boston, Monday, August 17th
Minnesota at New York, Monday, August 17th