Twins vs. Indians Predictions
The Cleveland Indians got back to the .500 mark on Tuesday night in a win over the Minnesota Twins. Can Cleveland become a winning team at the Twins’ expense tonight at 7:10PM ET?
967 Minnesota Twins vs. 968 Cleveland Indians
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
7:10PM ET – Progressive Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -130 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +110 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 65 percent going on Minnesota 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.
Twins drop opener
Minnesota is coming off a 5-2 loss to the Indians last night in Cleveland to snap a three-game win streak. Minnesota is 40-19 on the season, 19-10 at home and 29-27 with the over. The Twins have Martin Perez getting the start today. He is 7-2 on the season with a 3.71 ERA.
The Twins couldn’t find much offense on Tuesday night, which had not been a problem most of the year. They had just five hits and two runs in the loss. Marwin Gonzalez was the lone Twin with multiple hits, and he also drove in a run. Devin Smeltzer took his first loss of the year, giving up five runs over 6.1 innings with three walks and two strikeouts. He also gave up four home runs.
Indians get needed win
Cleveland moved back to the .500 mark on Tuesday with a win over the AL Central leader. The Indians are 30-30 on the season, 16-14 at home and 36-23 with the under. Cleveland has Carlos Carrasco on the mound today. He is 4-6 on the season with a 4.98 ERA.
Shane Bieber improved to 5-2 on Tuesday by picking up the win on the mound. He gave up just two runs on five hits over seven innings. Bieber had seven strikeouts with just one walk. Brad Hand added his 17th save of the year in the ninth. At the plate, Cleveland hit four home runs. Francisco Lindor had two of them while driving in three runs. Roberto Perez and Jake Bauers also went long in the win.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have won six straight Game 2’s of a series and 21 of their last 26 division games.
The Indians are 2-6 in their last eight home games, but 22-10 in Carrasco’s last 32 home starts.
Perez is coming off his worst outing of the season, allowing six runs over 2.2 innings at Tampa. He has allowed multiple runs in three of his last four starts and has been struggling with walks all season. Carrasco is also coming off a rough couple of starts. He gave up six runs to the White Sox and five to the Rays. His ERA has climbed nearly a full run over his last three outings. Carrasco is up against a bad team to be in a funk against. Minnesota can really pound the ball when it gets going. I know Cleveland had four home runs on Tuesday, but the Indians haven’t shown a lot of consistency at the plate this season.
MLB Prediction: Minnesota Twins +110