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Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

Minnesota TwinsCleveland Indians
Aug 14, 1:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

52-67TEAM RECORD60-57

MLB wagering interest swings to the Cleveland vs Minnesota battle on Sunday at Progressive Field as the Indians try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

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

View Minnesota vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Indians as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Indians sit at No. 13 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cleveland's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Indians have averaged 8.4 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Twins hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Cleveland owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 13-rated defense.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -128 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Indians on Saturday, with Brian Duensing throwing 6 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Detroit, Monday, August 15
Cleveland at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, August 16