Twins vs. Indians Prediction
Will the Minnesota Twins manage a third straight victory over the Indians in Cleveland when they meet up again this afternoon at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, June 17, 2018
1:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: STO (Cle); FSN (Min)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -135 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +125 on the road, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game is currently unavailable. 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 seek sweep
Despite being big underdogs in each of the first two games of this series, the Twins managed to win both by at least three runs. Minnesota is now 31-36 overall with a 14-19 record on the road. The Twins are averaging 4.31 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.39 per contest.
Jake Odorizzi take the mound for the Twins this afternoon. He is 3-3 through 14 starts with a 4.19 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. Odorizzi has pitched a total of 73.0 innings this season and has 72 strikeouts with 31 walks.
Tribe struggling on the mound
The Indians have not looked good on the mound in this series, with Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco putting up very brief starts. The Tribe are now 36-33 overall with a 20-13 home record. The Indians are putting up 4.78 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.42 per contest.
Shane Bieber gets the start for the Indians this afternoon, making his second-ever MLB start. In his first start, Bieber allowed four runs over 5.2 innings with six strikeouts and one walk against the Twins on May 31.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are 6-2 in their last eight against teams with a winning record and 8-3 in their last 11 against a right-handed starter.
The Indians have lost four straight against a right-handed starter and five of their last six after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
The Twins have shocked a pair of good Cleveland starters already this weekend and now they get to face a starter that is appearing for just the second time and a starter they have already beaten. Odorizzi has been pretty competitive on the mound for Minnesota and I think he can cause some trouble for the Indians this afternoon.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins +125