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Justin Masterson out to silence Twins bats in MLB contest

Minnesota Twins

Cleveland Indians
2-3 April 06, 2014, 01:05 PM | Progressive Field 3-2

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Minnesota duelling Cleveland on Sunday at Progressive Field.

It's a pitching duel between Justin Masterson for the Indians (0-0 on the year) and Ricky Nolasco for Minnesota (0-1 so far). View Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Minnesota before the first pitch in this match found them as 161-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Indians and the league No. 30-ranked Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +155 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over Cleveland on Saturday at Progressive Field behind starter Kyle Gibson.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cleveland owns the No. 22 ranking for hits at 7.4 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 9 in the same category at 9.4 per game.

Minnesota brings the No. 28-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Indians's No. 14-ranked defense.

A few Twins at Indians trends to consider:
Minnesota is 1-9-1 SU in its last 11 games
Minnesota is 1-7-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Minnesota is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 13-2-1 SU in its last 16 games
Cleveland is 7-1-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Cleveland is 7-0-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Cleveland is 8-3-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Oakland, Monday, April 7th
Cleveland home to San Diego, Monday, April 7th