Indians vs. Twins Thursday Prediction
The Indians and Twins open a new series on Thursday night at 8:10 p.m. ET and despite the firepower on both sides, will the game fall under the betting total of 9 runs?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, August 8, 2019
8:10 p.m. ET, Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 60% of the betting tickets are on the Twins to beat the Indians on the moneyline.
Cleveland Indians Fantasy Spin
Jose Ramirez homered and doubled to help the Indians beat the Rangers 5-1 in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader. The Indians held the Rangers to four hits in a bullpen game in which no pitcher went more than 2 2/3 innings. Ramirez also homered to give the Indians their only two runs in the opener today. He's collected an extra-base hit in six straight game, and he's hit 11 homers in 28 games after totaling five in his first 82 games.
Minnesota Twins Fantasy Spin
Miguel Sano brought the heavies Wednesday, loading up with four RBI in a loss to Atlanta. Sano singled and scored in the sixth, then went for the jugular in the ninth by slugging a two-out, three-run homer off right-hander Josh Tomlin. It’s been the usual for Sano this year, who has balanced his 20 homers (he’s already the fifth Twin to reach that mark) with a horrifying 93 strikeouts in just 231 at-bats. He is the living embodiment of "feast or famine."
MLB Betting Trends
The Indians are 11-2 in their last 13 road games.
The Twins have won 37 of their last 51 games against the rest of the American League Central.
The under has cashed in six of the last seven games that Mike Clevinger has faced the Twins. The under is also 35-17-1 in the last 53 meetings between these two teams overall and 5-1 in the last six meetings at Target Field. Finally, the under is 4-1 in Kyle Gibson’s last five starts versus an opponent with a winning record and is a perfect 5-0 in the Indians’ last five games overall.
The Pick: Indians/Twins UNDER 9