Twins vs. Indians Prediction
The Minnesota Twins snuck out a win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Can the Twins pull off another upset tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 8, 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 favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -200 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +175 to win tonight, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 79 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 bounce back
The Twins managed a 3-2 win over the Indians on Tuesday night after losing the series opener 10-0. Minnesota has won four of its last five games. Minnesota is now 53-59 overall and 20-35 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.45 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.68 per contest.
Jake Odorizzi gets the start for the Twins tonight. He is making his 24th start of the year and he comes in with a 4-7 record, a 4.60 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. Odorizzi has pitched 115.1 innings and has 120 strikeouts with 47 walks.
The Indians had their three-game win streak come to an end on Tuesday in the 3-2 loss to the Twins. Cleveland comes into this game at 62-50 overall and 35-23 at home. The Indians are putting up 5.11 runs per game this year while giving up 4.13 per contest.
Mike Clevinger gets the start for the Indians on Wednesday. He is making his 23rd start of the year and comes in with a 7-7 record, a 3.48 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Clevinger has 139 strikeouts and 45 walks over 139.2 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have lost eight of their last 11 Wednesday games and six of their last eight against winning teams.
The Indians have won four straight following a loss, but they have lost Clevinger’s last five starts.
This is a strong pitching matchup, but both starters have struggled against their respective opponents. Clevinger gave up four runs in six innings in his lone start against the Twins this year. Odorizzi has really struggled with the Indians, giving up 15 earned runs in 13.2 innings over three starts. He can’t be that bad today, as Minnesota isn’t likely to light up Clevinger to that degree. Cleveland has the better hitting and better pen. I think they are able to take today’s contest.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -200