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Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Minnesota Twins


Cleveland Indians
Thursday, May 08, 2014 12:05 PM ET
Progressive Field

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Minnesota Twins dueling the Cleveland Indians on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Cleveland hands the ball to starter Justin Masterson in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-1 mark on the year. Minnesota counters with Kevin Correia, who will try to quiet the fans and the Indians bats at the same time.

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Opening Odds and Betting Line

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Cleveland Indians as -174 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.5-4 win for the Twins on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.5-4 result in favor of the Twins today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cleveland Indians sport a record of 15-19 heading into this matchup, while the Minnesota Twins sit at 15-17 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Minnesota injuries news.

This game puts the Cleveland Indians, most recently No. 21 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Minnesota Twins, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.

How Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Stats Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland Indians No. 22-rated offense, averaging 3.85 runs per game, against a Minnesota Twins defense that ranks No. 26 at 4.84 in runs allowed per game. The Cleveland Indians have averaged 7.59 hits per game so far, less than Minnesota Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Defensively, Minnesota features the No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.13 runs per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.05 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -157 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in Ricky Nolasco's start, as they lost 4-3 against Cleveland on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Betting Odds Trends

Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Minnesota's last 19 games on the road
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Cleveland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Detroit, Friday, May 9th
Cleveland at Tampa Bay, Friday, May 9th