Indians vs. Twins Prediction
Can the Cleveland Indians get back on a win streak when they continue their series with the Minnesota Twins in San Juan, Puerto Rico tonight at 7PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, April 18, 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 -125 to prevail. The Twins are listed with a money line of +105 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. Currently, 56% 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.
Indians avoid back-to-back losses
The Cleveland Indians avoided back-to-back losses on Tuesday with a 6-1 win over the Twins. The Tribe has now won six of its last seven games to get to 9-6 on the season. Hitting has been an issue this season, as Cleveland is averaging 3.67 runs per game, while they allow just 3.07 per contest.
Carlos Carrasco is starting for the Indians tonight. He is 3-0 through three starts after allowing eight earned runs over 20.2 innings. Carrasco has 14 strikeouts with three walks, a 0.87 WHIP and a 3.48 ERA.
Twins fall out of first
Tuesday’s win for Cleveland allowed it to jump over Minnesota in the AL Central standings. The Twins are now 7-5 on the season. They are putting up 4.33 runs per game this season while allowing just 3.58 per game.
Jose Berrios is getting the start for the Twins today. He has had two scoreless starts sandwiched around a rough outing against the Mariners where he allowed five runs in 4.2 innings. On the season he has allowed just the five runs over 20.2 innings with one walk and 24 strikeouts. He has a 2.18 ERA and a 0.63 WHIP.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won 22 of Carrasco’s last 27 starts against AL Central opponents and 16 of his last 21 starts on a Wednesday. Overall, they have won 43 of his last 61 starts.
Minnesota has won five of its last six games following a loss, but the Twins are just 2-5 in Berrios’ last seven starts against a winning team and 2-5 in his last seven starts during the second game of a series.
This game features two good pitchers, but Berrios has had one rough showing out of the six starts overall. I like Carrasco because of his ability to get swings and misses. He also has the better bullpen around him if this game is close in the later innings. I give Cleveland the slight edge.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -125