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Minnesota Twins host Cleveland Indians in baseball action

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July 18, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs Cleveland battle on Monday at Target Field as the Twins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Minnesota hands the ball to starter Anthony Swarzak in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-1 mark on the year. Cleveland counters with Fausto Carmona, who will try to quiet the fans and the Twins bats at the same time.

View Cleveland vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as -125 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
The Twins - Indians odds would favor the Indians if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Cleveland is at No. 12 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Indians defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Indians have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland's American League No. 9-rated defense.

Last time out for Cleveland, they were an 8-3 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -102 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Indians endured an 8-3 loss at the hands of the Orioles on Sunday, with Jeanmar Gomez throwing 5 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Royals on July 17. Bettors who backed the Twins at -126 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Twins enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Royals on Sunday, with Brian Duensing throwing 6 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Target Field.

A few Indians at Twins trends to consider:
Cleveland is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,on the road
Cleveland is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games ,
Cleveland is 1-9-1 SU in its last 11 games ,when playing Minnesota
Cleveland is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota9-1-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota16-4-1 SU in its last 21 games at home
Minnesota12-4-1 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Minnesota, Tuesday, July 19