Indians vs. Twins Prediction
Can the Cleveland Indians go on the road and pick up another division win when they take on the Minnesota Twins tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, July 30, 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 -135 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +115 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 65 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 staying atop AL Central
The Indians are coming off a series win at Detroit over the Tigers. They have won three of their last four and hold a 9-game lead in the AL Central right now. Cleveland is 57-47 overall and 25-26 on the road. The Tribe are putting up 5.16 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.26 per contest on defense.
Shane Bieber gets the start for the Indians tonight. He has started eight games this season and has a 5-2 record with a 4.80 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. Bieber has pitched a total of 45.0 innings this year and has 44 strikeouts with eight walks.
Twins beat up by Boston
The Twins were on a 4-game win streak, but suffered three straight losses to Boston over the weekend. Minnesota is now 48-56 overall and 29-22 at home. The Twins are putting up 4.50 runs per game this season while allowing 4.70 per game on defense.
Ervin Santana gets the start for the Twins this evening. He will be making his second start of the year. His first start was a no-decision where he went five innings at Toronto and allowed three runs on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won eight of their last 10 on the road and 19 of their last 26 Monday games.
The Twins have won eight of their last 10 home games against a right-handed starter and 10 of their last 12 home games overall.
Bieber has been struggling in the last month. His last four starts have seen him allow at least four runs each time. His ERA has gone from 2.22 to 4.80 in those starts. Santana didn’t have a great start in his return from injury, but I think he will continue to improve with each start as he gets back to being comfortable on the mound. I think Minnesota can ride him and their hitting to a win at home over the Tribe.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins +115