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Aug 12, 7:05 PM | GrassProgressive Field

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds

52-65TEAM RECORD58-57

The Minnesota Twins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Indians in Cleveland at Progressive Field on Friday in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Justin Masterson for the Indians (9-7 on the year) and Carl Pavano for Minnesota (6-9 so far).

View Minnesota vs Cleveland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cleveland opened as -175 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.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 13-ranked Indians and the American League No. 14-rated Twins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cleveland and its American League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 12 lineup of the Twins at 3.9 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Red Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +175 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jon Lester and the Red Sox 5-2 on Wednesday at Target Field.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 4-3 loser at home against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -174 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cleveland suffered a 4-3 loss against Detroit on Thursday, as Fausto Carmona wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.

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

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

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cleveland's last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cleveland's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Cleveland, Saturday, August 13