Twins vs. Indians Prediction
Will the Cleveland Indians distance themselves further in the AL Central when they play host to the Minnesota Twins tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
7:10PM ET – Progressive Field
TV: FSN (Min); STO (Cle)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Indians are the clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -220 to win, while the Twins are listed with a money line of +200 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 81 percent 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 fall to Oakland
The Twins were the latest victim of the Oakland Athletics when the two met in Minnesota this weekend, dropping three of four games. The Twins are 61-69 overall and 22-40 on the road. Minnesota is putting up 4.45 runs per game this year while allowing 4.73 per contest.
Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Twins on Tuesday night. He is 7-10 through 26 starts this year and carries a 3.63 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP. Gibson has 149 strikeouts and 65 walks over 158.2 innings.
Indians in a funk
The Indians are coming off a win over the Royals on Sunday, but they had lost four straight to Boston and KC prior to that. Cleveland is now 74-56 overall and 39-24 at home. The Indians are putting up 5.08 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.08 per contest.
Carlos Carrasco is getting the start for the Indians tonight. He is 15-7 through 24 starts this year with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Carrasco has 167 strikeouts and 29 walks over 147.0 inning son the mound.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are 8-21 in their last 29 road games and 5-11 in their last 16 against a team with a winning record.
The Indians are 8-2 in their last 10 games following a day off. They are also 59-22 in their last 81 division games.
Both of these pitchers have a lot of experience against their opponent tonight. Gibson has four starts against Cleveland and has a 1-2 record with a 3.80 ERA. Carrasco has struggled with the Twins, posting a 1-3 record with a 4.56 ERA over five starts. Carrasco is actually significantly worse at home than he is on the road. I think given the loftiness of the odds, Minnesota is worth a gamble tonight. The Twins have the pitching to keep Cleveland from pulling away. They just need some timely hitting and I think they can get it tonight against Carrasco.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins +200