Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians Free Pick


The Cleveland Indians will play host to their AL Central foe Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field. SportsTime Ohio is in line to televise the matchup and the opening pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.

Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians Odds

Vegas is listing Cleveland (-220) as the favorite over Minnesota (+200). The total stands at 7.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -105 or the under for -115. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at -110 for the Twins +1.5 runs and -110 for the Indians -1.5 runs.

The Indians are 36-31 straight up (SU) and 29-37 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 9.3 units for moneyline bettors and 12.3 units (ATS). The Twins have gone 29-36 SU this year and are 37-27 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 8.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline, but have gained 9.0 units ATS.

Cleveland games have an over/under record of 34-30-2 so far in 2018. The Twins have an over/under record of 29-33-2.

Kyle Gibson is getting the nod for the Twinkies. The right-handed Gibson is 1-4 with a 3.45 ERA and 78 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with seven strikeouts and a 3.18 ERA against Cleveland this year.

The Indians are handing the ball to righty Corey Kluber (10-2, 1.99 ERA), who’s got 103 strikeouts and 10 walks, as well as a WHIP of 0.83. Kluber is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 1.35 ERA in one start against Minnesota this year.

Cleveland’s pitching staff has given up 4.3 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.43, a WHIP of 1.12 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.1. The bullpen has a 5.53 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 9.2 K/9. In 29 games against AL Central foes, Indians starters have an ERA of 2.73 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.52.

The Cleveland offense has produced 4.8 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .263/.328/.417 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Francisco Lindor has helped lead the Indians’ offense this year with 15 home runs, 36 RBIs, 52 runs and nine steals.

In the other dugout, Minnesota’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.17 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.97 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.14, along with a WHIP of 1.30.

Twins hitters have slashed .238/.314/.401 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game this season, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Eddie Rosario has provided a spark to the Minnesota offense. Rosario is hitting .310/.348/.550 with 14 home runs, 43 RBIs and 44 runs scored.

The Twins just dropped a 3-1 game to the Tigers, while the Indians are coming off of a 5-2 win against the White Sox.

Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Twins, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • The under has hit in four of Minnesota’s last seven games.
  • The Twins have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Indians have hit 11 over their last 10.
  • Minnesota has recorded 17.9 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.0 over its last five.