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Indians vs Twins Baseball Game Preview

Cleveland IndiansMinnesota Twins
May 15, 1:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Odds

19-16TEAM RECORD10-25

Cleveland pays a visit to Minnesota on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Twins bats in baseball action at Target Field.

Jason Marquis gets the call for the Minnesota Twins and he will try to build on a 2-2 mark. In the other dugout, Derek Lowe brings a 5-1 ledger to the game for the Indians as he tries to quiet the Twins bats.

View Cleveland vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as +130 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 14-rated Twins and the league No. 13-ranked Indians, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.7 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Indians own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

The Indians were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Indians enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Twins on Monday, with Jeanmar Gomez throwing 7 innings of 3-hit ball at Target Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Indians at Twins trends to consider:
Cleveland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games at home
Minnesota is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Cleveland home to Seattle, Wednesday, May 16
Minnesota at Detroit, Wednesday, May 16