Indians vs. Twins Prediction
The Minnesota Twins hold an early ½ game lead on the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central right now. Will the Indians be able to regain the top spot when the two meet up tonight at 7:10PM ET in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
7:10PM ET, Hiram Bithorn Stadium
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Indians are favored in this game, as they are getting odds of -190 to prevail. The Twins are listed with a money line of +170 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. Currently, 52% of the wagers are going on the Indians as the favorite against the Twins. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Twins on a long layoff
Minnesota comes into today’s game on a three-game win streak, but the Twins haven’t played since Thursday due to weather. Minnesota has played in only 11 games this year, but is 7-4 overall. The Twins are averaging 4.64 runs per game this season while allowing 3.36 per contest.
Jake Odorizzi gets the ball tonight for the Twins. He is 1-0 through three starts with a 2.20 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Odorizzi has allowed four earned runs over 16.1 innings with 13 strikeouts and 10 walks.
Indians getting on track?
Cleveland hasn’t been in action since Friday because of weather, but the Tribe had won five of their last six prior to the delay to improve to 8-6 on the season. The Indians are averaging just 3.50 runs per game this season while allowing just 3.21 per game.
The Indians send their ace on the mound tonight in Corey Kluber. He is 1-1 over three starts with a 1.57 ERA and just a 0.65 WHIP. Kluber has 27 strikeouts with just four walks and four runs allowed over 23 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have been great in series openers, winning 24 of their last 30. They are also 15-3 in their last 18 series openers when Kluber gets the start. Cleveland has won 20 of the last 27 starts for Kluber against AL Central opponents as well.
The Twins have won eight of their last 11 division games and four of their last five against a winning team.
Minnesota is off to a nice start and has Odorizzi pitching well, but he doesn’t have the same consistency that Kluber has. Kluber is able to get deeper into games and put far fewer runners on base. Minnesota may have the better hitting, but that won’t matter against Kluber. I like the Indians to find a way to win tonight.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -190