Indians vs. Twins Prediction

Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins, 6/3/2018 Prediction & Odds

After back-to-back losses to the Minnesota Twins, can the Cleveland Indians get back on track today when they face the Twins again at 2:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

921 Cleveland Indians at 922 Minnesota Twins

Sunday, June 3, 2018

2:10PM ET – Target Field

TV: FSN (Min); STO (Cle)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -125 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +115 at home, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 51 percent of the wagers going on Minnesota at home. 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 trending backwards

After a six-game win streak where the Indians were mashing the ball, they have now lost two straight to Minnesota after a 7-1 loss on Saturday. Cleveland is now 30-27 overall and 12-16 on the road. The Tribe are averaging 5.09 runs per game this season while allowing 4.57 per contest.

Mike Clevinger gets the start for the Indians on Sunday. He is 4-2 on the season through 11 starts with a 3.14 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. Clevinger has pitched 71.2 innings this year and has 61 strikeouts and 23 walks.

Twins on a hitting surge

The Twins scored seven runs on Cleveland for the second straight game. Despite going just 2-2 in their last four, they have scored 30 runs in the four contests. Minnesota is now 24-30 overall and 13-13 at home. The Twins are putting up 4.25 runs per game this season while allowing 4.60 per contest.

Kyle Gibson will get the start for the Twins on Sunday. He is 1-3 through 11 starts, but has just a 3.57 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Gibson has pitched 63.0 innings this year and has 66 strikeouts with 28 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Cleveland

The Indians have won nine straight when Clevinger pitches against a division opponents. However, they are just 2-5 in his last seven starts overall.

Minnesota

The Twins have won nine of Gibson’s last 12 starts against AL Central opponents, but are just 2-6 in his last eight overall starts.

Prediction:

This is a tough call. The pitching matchup is somewhat equal, but I think I will ride the Twins while they are in a nice hitting surge. Cleveland has looked shaky at the plate the last two games and Gibson has been able to keep Minnesota in most games. If the Twins can stay hot at the plate, another upset can certainly happen.

 

The Pick: Minnesota Twins +115

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