Twins vs. Indians Prediction
Can the Minnesota Twins salvage a needed split with the Cleveland Indians when the two wrap up their series today at 1:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, August 9, 2018
1:10PM 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 -205 to win. The Twins are listed with a money line of +185 to win tonight, while the over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 73 percent of the wagers going on Minnesota 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.
Twins hoping for split
The Twins suffered a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Wednesday night. They have lost two of three in the series thus far. Minnesota is now 53-60 overall and 20-36 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.45 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.68 per contest.
Jose Berrios gets the start for the Twins this afternoon. He is making his 24th start of the season and enters this game with an 11-8 record, a 3.51 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. Berrios has pitched a total of 146.0 innings and has 148 strikeouts with 36 walks.
Indians bounce back
The Indians bounced back from Tuesday’s loss with the 5-2 victory on Wednesday. The Tribe are have won six of their last eight. Cleveland comes into this game at 63-50 overall and 36-23 at home. The Indians are putting up 5.11 runs per game this year while giving up 4.13 per contest.
The Indians have their ace, Corey Kluber, on the mound tonight. He is making his 24th start of the season and has a 14-6 record with a 2.63 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP. Kluber has recorded 146 strikeouts and 20 walks over 154 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have lost 17 of Berrios’ last 21 road starts and they are just 2-7 in their last nine against winning teams.
The Indians have won 23 of Kluber’s last 28 starts within the division. They also have won 50 of his last 72 starts overall.
Both teams send their aces to the mound. Berrios has been Minnesota’s top pitcher, but his record on the road is quite poor. He is just 3-6 with a 4.30 ERA. Kluber has gotten back on track after some poor outings, allowing just one run over his last 16.1 innings. He has a 2.08 ERA against the Royals through two starts. Look for Kluber to shine at home while Berrios struggles a little on the road and doesn’t get any run support.
The Pick: Cleveland Indians -205