Twins vs. Indians Prediction
After a dominant win on Monday, will the Cleveland Indians continue to widen their AL Central lead over the Minnesota Twins when they meet tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
7:10PM ET – Progressive Field
TV: FSN (Min); STO (Cle)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Indians are the clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -235 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +225 to win tonight, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 75 percent of the wagers 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 shutout in opener
The Twins were manhandled by the Indians on Monday night, suffering a 10-0 loss while being held to just three hits. Minnesota is 52-59 overall and 19-35 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.50 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.65 per contest.
Adalberto Mejia gets the start for the Twins tonight. He is making just his fourth start of the season and he carries a 1-0 record with a 2.60 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Mejia has 10 strikeouts and eight walks over 17.1 innings of work this year.
Indians cruise in opener
The Indians have won five of their last six thanks to the 10-0 win on Monday night. Cleveland comes into this game at 62-49 overall and 35-22 at home. The Indians are putting up 5.09 runs per game this year while giving up 4.18 per contest.
Carlos Carrasco gets the start for the Indians on Tuesday night. He is making his 21st start of the year and he has a 13-5 record with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Over 123.0 innings of action this season, Carrasco has 138 strikeouts with 26 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have lost 24 of their last 33 road games and seven of Mejia’s last 10 starts.
The Indians have won 20 of Carrasco’s last 27 starts at home and they are 10-1 in his last 11 home starts against a losing team.
The Indians clearly established themselves as a better team on Monday with the 10-0 win. Things shouldn’t be much different on Tuesday. Carrasco is a solid pitcher that threw 7.1 scoreless against the Twins last week with 10 strikeouts. Mejia has been good lately, but not getting deep into games. I expect the Tribe to be able to grind out some runs along the way and pick up another victory.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -235