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Indians face Minnesota Twins: MLB odds preview and stats

Cleveland Indians

Minnesota Twins
89-70 September 27, 2013, 08:10 PM | Target Field 66-93

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

Pedro Hernandez gets the call for the Minnesota Twins and he will try to build on a 3-2 mark. In the other dugout, Corey Kluber brings a 10-5 ledger to the game for the Indians as he tries to quiet the Twins bats.

View Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Twins as 184 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Twins) and the No. 4 (Indians) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

The Indians were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 6-5 final on Thursday in support of Zach McAllister at Target Field.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 21 ranking for hits at 8.33 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 17 in the same category at 8.53 per game.

Cleveland brings the No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins's No. 29-ranked defense.

A few Indians at Twins trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 4-17 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland

Next up:
Cleveland at Minnesota, Saturday, September 28th