Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

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The Cleveland Indians will begin their 2019 season against their divisional rival, the Minnesota Twins, at Target Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports North will televise the action.

Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins Odds

Las Vegas has Minnesota (+105) as the underdog to Cleveland (-115). The total currently stands at 7.5 runs and gamblers can play the over or the under for -110. This game currently has a runline of Indians -1.5 (+130) and Twins +1.5 (-150).

Carlos Carrasco is projected to get the start for the visiting Indians. The right-handed Carrasco struck out 231 hitters across 192 innings last year (with only 43 walks) while finishing the season 17-10 overall with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. He made six starts against Minnesota in 2018 and compiled a 2-3 record against the Twins with a 3.51 ERA and 40 strikeouts.

The Twinkies are rolling with righty Michael Pineda as their starter. Pineda did not record any MLB pitching stats last season.

The Indians have lost 1.0 units and are 0-1 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in zero of those games, compared to one that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Twins have netted 1.0 units and are 1-0 ATS when facing a righty starter.

Indians vs. Twins MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Twins, ATS Winner – Twins, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • The Twins went 9-10 SU against the Indians last season.
  • The Indians’ bullpen posted an ERA of 3.12 against the Twins last year.