Indians vs. Twins Prediction
After a big win at home over the Cleveland Indians, can the Minnesota Twins inch closer in the AL Central race when the two collide at 8:10PM ET tonight?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, July 31, 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 -150 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +140 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 72 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 drop opener
The Indians lost Monday’s series opener to Minnesota, 5-4. Their lead in the AL Central dips to 8 games over the Twins. Cleveland is 57-48 overall and 25-27 on the road. The Tribe are putting up 5.15 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.27 per contest on defense.
Trevor Bauer takes the mound for the Indians tonight. He has started 22 games this year and has a 9-6 record with a 2.32 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. Bauer has pitched a total of 147.1 innings this season and has 192 strikeouts with 49 walks.
Twins end skid
The Twins put an end to their 3-game losing streak with the win at home on Monday night to move closer in the division race. Minnesota is now 49-56 overall and 30-22 at home. The Twins are putting up 4.50 runs per game this season while allowing 4.70 per game on defense.
Kyle Gibson is taking the mound for the Twins tonight. He has pitched in 21 games and carries a 5-7 record with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. Gibson has logged a total of 129.0 innings and has 126 strikeouts with 50 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians have won four of Bauer’s last five starts and they also have won five of their last seven games after a loss.
The Twins have won 11 of their last 13 at home and nine of their last 11 at home against a right-handed starter.
This is shaping up to be a good pitching matchup as both starters are capable of dominant outings. Gibson has been strong against Cleveland, allowing only three runs over 12.2 innings and two starts. Bauer can’t say the same against Minnesota. In their lone meeting this year, he allowed seven runs over 5.2 innings of work. The Twins have been a strong team at home as of late and I like them as a slight underdog with a reliable pitcher on the rubber tonight.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins +140