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Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins Prediction and Betting Odds

Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins Prediction and Betting Odds. The 74-74 Cleveland Indians are set to take on the 76-73 Minnesota Twins at Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota tonight September 22, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 8:10 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Indians -120 / Twins +100
O/U: 8 runs

Pitching Match Up
Cleveland: Danny Salazar (13-8, 3.48 ERA)
Minnesota: Ervin Santana (5-4, 4.55 ERA)

In their last games: The Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 and the Twins beat the L.A. Angels 8-1.

The Indians head into Minnesota for the first game of a 3 game series. The 13-8 Danny Salazar goes for the Indians and the 5-4 Ervin Santana goes for the Twins. The Indians open at -120 as a road favorite with a line sitting at 8 runs. Both of these teams are out of the AL Central Division race with the Twins 11 games back of the Kansas City Royals and the Indians 12.5 games back. The Indians have won 2 of their last 3 games and their playoff hopes are slim 4.5 games out of the 2nd AL Wild Card with 14 games remaining. They rank 20th in the Majors in runs scored and 10th in team ERA. The Twins snapped their 5 game losing streak in their last 3 game and they are 3 games out of the 2nd Wild Card spot. They rank 11th in runs scored and 21st in team ERA. Since August 25th Cleveland has the best record in the AL.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 10 games between these 2 teams the Over record is 7-3.

In the last 6 games between these 2 teams the Under record is 5-1.

In the last series between these 2 teams they met in Cleveland and the Indians took 2 of 3 games from the Twins.

This season the Twins are 44-31 at home and the Indians are 39-36 on the road.


Cleveland Indians: 74-74 SU / O/U 74-72 / Run Line W/L 72-76
Minnesota Twins: 76-73 SU / O/U 68-69 / Run Line W/L 87-62

Cleveland at Minnesota Key Betting Trends

• CLE is 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter.
• CLE is 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win.
• CLE has an Over record of 3-0-1 in their last 4 games.
• MINN is 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
• MINN is 1-5 in their last 6 home games.
• MINN has an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Key Player Injuries

[P] 07/08/2015 – Nick Hagadone 15-day DL (7/7), out for season ( Back )
[P] 09/06/2015 – T.J. House 60-day DL ( Shoulder )

[P] 09/20/2015 – Phil Hughes is upgraded to expected to start Wednesday vs Cleveland Indians ( Back )
[P] 06/04/2015 – Ricky Nolasco 60-day DL (6/1) ( Ankle )
[CF] 05/16/2015 – Jordan Schafer 15-day DL (5/16) ( Knee )

Free MLB Prediction

The Indians are hot and they have Danny Salazar on the hill, which is why they are the away betting favorite in this big AL Central match up. Salazar has faced Minnesota twice this season going 6 innings and giving up 2 runs in a 4-2 Indians win on the road and then giving up 1 run in 7 innings in a 8-2 home win in the last match up. In his last outing he gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings in a 5-1 win over the Royals. The Indians are 5-2 in Salazar’s last 7 starts. Ervin Santana has an ERA of 1.55 in his last 4 starts and the Twins had won 3 straight with him on the hill before his last outing when he gave up 2 earned runs in 7 innings in a 7-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers in 12 innings.

I think Santana will have another good outing tonight and the Twins will win a low scoring affair in a pitcher’s duel.


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