Indians vs. Twins Prediction
Coming off a promising series against the White Sox, will the Cleveland Indians continue their recent hot streak when they hit the road to face the Minnesota Twins at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 31, 2018
8:10PM ET – Target Field
TV: STO (Cle); FSN (Min)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -120 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +110 at home, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 62 percent of the wagers going on Cleveland on the road. 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 finding their stride
The Cleveland Indians seem to have found their stride lately, winning five straight coming into today. At the plate, they have produced 43 runs over the five wins. Cleveland is now 29-25 overall and 11-14 on the road. The Tribe are averaging 5.04 runs per game this season while allowing 4.46 per contest.
Cleveland is turning the ball over to Shane Bieber today for his MLB debut. The 23-year-old was a fourth-round draft pick by Cleveland in 2016. He has a 5-1 record in the minors this year with a 1.10 ERA and 0.70 WHIP.
Twins in a funk
The Twins have lost six of their last seven games coming into this series with the Indians. They were held to just one run in four of those seven games. Minnesota is now 22-29 overall and 11-12 at home. The Twins are putting up 4.12 runs per game this season while allowing 4.53 per contest.
Jake Odorizzi gets the start for the Twins today. Odorizzi has started 11 games this season and has a 3-2 record with a 3.34 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. Odorizzi has pitched a total of 59.1 innings this year and has 58 strikeouts with 24 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won 43 of their last 53 against a team with a losing record and they have also won 57 of their last 84 games following a win.
The Twins are just 4-10 in their last 14 series openers while losing Odorizzi’s last five starts in a series opener.
The Indians are rolling and they have the confidence in Bieber that he can add to their winning streak. Bieber has some really impressive stats this year in the minors as he has quickly worked his way up the farm system. I think the rookie can do well against a Minnesota team that is struggling at the plate right now. While Odorizzi has been pretty good, he is facing a Cleveland team that is on a real hot streak at the plate.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -120