Twins vs. Indians Prediction
Will the Cleveland Indians avoid a letdown at home when it takes on the Minnesota Twins in an AL Central battle tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, June 15, 2018
7:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: STO (Cle); FSN (Min)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -225 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +180 on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for this game has 79 percent going on Cleveland 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.
Twins dipping back
The Twins are coming off a pair of losses at Detroit where they scored just three runs. They have lost six of their last nine coming into today. Minnesota is now 29-36 overall with a 12-19 record on the road. The Twins are averaging 4.22 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.43 per contest.
Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Twins tonight. He is just 1-4 through 13 starts despite a 3.45 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. Gibson has pitched a total of 75.2 innings this season and has 78 strikeouts with 32 walks.
Cleveland staying put
The Indians seem content to hover around the 5-games-over-.500 level. They split a four-game series with the White Sox this week before returning home for this weekend series. The Tribe are now 36-31 overall with a 20-11 home record. The Indians are putting up 4.84 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.33 per contest.
Corey Kluber takes the mound for the Indians tonight. He has started 14 games this season and has a 10-2 record with a 1.99 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP. Kluber has amassed 103 strikeouts and 10 walks over 99.2 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are 8-3 in Gibson’s last 11 road starts and 7-1 in his last eight series openers. However, they have lost four of his last five starts overall.
The Indians have won five straight series openers and 39 of their last 54 home games. They are also 21-6 in Kluber’s last 27 Friday starts.
Gibson has pitched well and not gotten much in terms of run support. That is likely to be the case today against Kluber, who has not allowed more than two runs in his last six starts. Kluber is definitely in the Cy Young race again and he should be able to lead the Indians to a win tonight at home.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -225