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Minnesota Twins visit Cleveland Indians in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Cleveland Indians will look to improve on a 16-15 record when they take on the Minnesota Twins, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

Josh Tomlin gets the call for the Cleveland Indians and he will try to build on a 5-0 mark. In the other dugout, Ricky Nolasco brings a 1-1 ledger to the game for the Minnesota Twins as he tries to quiet the Indians bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Cleveland was a -145 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Indians to win this game 6.4-2.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians sport a record of 16-15 heading into this matchup, while the Minnesota Twins sit at 8-24 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Cleveland Indians sit at No. 8 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Minnesota Twins sit at No. 27 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 15-rated offense, averaging 4.26 runs per game, against a Minnesota Twins defense that ranks No. 27 at 5.27 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 8.42 hits per game so far, more than Minnesota Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.03 hits per game).

Cleveland owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.26 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's No. 27-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in P Hughes's start, as they lost 9-2 against Baltimore on Wednesday at Target Field.

Cleveland lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-3 score against Houston at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 7 games at home
  • Cleveland is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Cleveland, Saturday, May 14th