Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Preview

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Prediction  8-2-16 & Odds, Preview, Free Pick

Last place Minnesota once again traded away talent in an effort to build for the future while AL Central-leading Cleveland added stud left-hander Andrew Miller to the bullpen.  Minnesota is focusing on its slew of young players and got an encouraging sign from outfielder Max Kepler, who bashed three home runs among four hits and drove in six runs on Monday.

Twins vs Indians; Time, Date, TV, Odds

GAME: Minnesota Twins (41-64) at Cleveland Indians (60-43)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 02 – 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN North (Minnesota), SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland)
MONEY LINE: Twins +175, Indians (-200)
RUN LINE: Twins +1.5 (-120), Indians (-1.5) +100
TOTAL: 8 Over (-110)
Current MLB Betting Lines from Bovada

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Preview

Starting Pitchers:
Twins RH Kyle Gibson (3-6, 4.54 ERA) vs
Indians RH Carlos Carrasco (7-4, 2.45)

Want to bet online? Top Welcome Bonus offer from Sportsbetting.ag
50% First Deposit Bonus

About Minnesota Twins

Gibson is coming off two straight strong outings and issued a total of two walks in 20 innings over his last three turns. Against Boston he allowed two hits over eight innings in a win and then went out and scattered two runs and nine hits across six innings against Baltimore on Thursday. Gibson’s last loss came against Cleveland on July 17, when he was reached for four runs and 10 hits in six innings.

Minnesota Twins Betting Trends

Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota’s last 14 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Money Line On Road; 17-32, -739 (34.7%)
Money Line when Kyle Gibson starts; 6-7, +26 (46.2%)
Over/Under On Road; 26-19-5 (57.8%)
Over/Under when Kyle Gibson starts; 5-8 (38.5%)

About Cleveland Indians

Carrasco allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last nine starts. Last time out he held Kansas City scoreless on one hit in six innings. Carrasco earned a win over Minnesota on July 15 by scattering two runs and four hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Cleveland Indians Betting Trends

Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Indians are 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
Cleveland is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cleveland’s last 14 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Money Line At Home; 30-17, +432 (63.8%)
Money Line vs Teams Allowing >4.2 Runs; 35-24, +274 (59.3%)
Over/Under At Home; 28-16-4 (63.6%)
Over/Under At Home When Line is 8 or 8.5; 14-6-3 (70%)
Over/Under when Carlos Carrasco starts; 6-9 (40%)

Twins vs Indians 2016 Betting Results

4/25/2016: Minnesota won 4 to 3, as a +135 underdog, Game came under 8
4/26/2016: Minnesota won 6 to 5, as a -108 favorite, Game went over 8.5
4/27/2016: Cleveland won 6 to 5, as a -115 favorite, Game went over 8
5/13/2016: Cleveland won 7 to 6, as a -145 favorite, Game went over 8.5
5/14/2016: Minnesota won 6 to 3, as a +163 underdog, Game went over 7.5
5/15/2016: Minnesota won 5 to 1, as a +115 underdog, Game came under 7.5
7/15/2016: Cleveland won 5 to 2, as a -150 favorite, Game came under 8.5
7/16/2016: Minnesota won 5 to 4, as a +125 underdog, Over/Under was a push vs 9
7/17/2016: Cleveland won 6 to 1, as a -141 favorite, Game came under 9.5

MLB Umpire Betting Stats

CB Bucknor 18 Games Home Teams 9-9, Over 7-9.
See ALL MLB umpire stats at OddsScores.Live

Minnesota vs Cleveland MLB Pick

For the Twins this is a chance to give their young talent some major league experience. For Cleveland, this is a must win. If they are going to be home for the playoffs they need to beat up on the bad teams. Yesterday’s loss was a lost opportunity for the Indians. They won’t let that happen again and the Indians will take this game easily. I know they are big favorites on the money line so I am placing all of my money on the Indians on the run line (-1.5) at even money. My Indians prediction is that they will pound the Twins and might be a decent bet on the (-2.5) run line if you are looking for a little extra money.

Minnesota vs Cleveland Prediction:
Indians 7 – Twins 2

Current MLB Betting Lines from Bovada
Current MLB futures odds from Bovada