Indians vs. Twins Prediction
After splitting the first two games of the series, which team will grab the rubber match today at 1:10PM ET when the Minnesota Twins host the Cleveland Indians?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
1:10PM 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 -175 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +165 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 62 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 bounce back
The Indians bounced back from Monday’s loss by earning a 6-2 win over the Twins on Tuesday to push their division lead back to 9 games. Cleveland is 58-48 overall and 26-27 on the road. The Tribe are putting up 5.15 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.27 per contest on defense.
Carlos Carrasco is getting the start for the Indians this afternoon. He is making his 20th start of the season and comes into the day with a 12-5 record, 3.89 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. Carrasco has pitched a total of 115.2 innings and he has 128 strikeouts with 26 walks.
Twins fall again
The Twins lost for the fourth time in five games on Tuesday in the 6-2 defeat at the hands of the Indians. Minnesota is now 49-57 overall and 30-23 at home. The Twins are putting up 4.50 runs per game this season while allowing 4.70 per game on defense.
Adalberto Mejia gets the start for the Twins on Wednesday. He has appeared in just three games this year and has a 1-0 record with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Mejia has pitched 12.1 innings over this three appearances and has eight strikeouts with five 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.
Strangely, Carrasco has really struggled against the Twins. Over three starts, he has allowed 10 earned runs over 12 innings against Minnesota. He is 0-2 in those three starts. Carrasco has struggled with some teams that he has faced multiple times and Minnesota has been competitive at home this year. I don’t love Mejia on the mound, but his numbers have improved with each of his three appearances.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins +165