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Aug 12, 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.

Andrew Albers gets the call for the Minnesota Twins and he will try to build on a 1-0 mark. In the other dugout, Danny Salazar brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Indians as he tries to quiet the Twins bats.

View Cleveland vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Indians were listed as 103 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Twins rated this week at No. 14 and the Indians sitting at No. 6.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Indians are rated No. 9 in the same category at 8.6 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Cleveland owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

The Indians were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -183 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 6-5 final on Sunday in support of Justin Masterson at Progressive Field.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-2 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Minnesota at +129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jose Quintana and the White Sox 5-2 on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Cleveland Indians Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Indians at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Minnesota, Tuesday, August 13