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Cleveland Guardians at Minnesota Twins 5/15/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians Odds & Info

Game Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians
Date & Time Sunday May 15, 2022, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Target Field Minneapolis, MN
Latest odds
MIN -135 ; O/U 7.5
TV Channel
BSN

The Cleveland Guardians play the third and final game of a three-game series Sunday on the road against the Minnesota Twins. Cleveland dropped to 15-16 following a 12-8 loss to Minnesota in the opening game of the series on Friday. Austin Hedges, Oscar Mercado and Andres Gimenez each homered for Cleveland in the loss. Cleveland is second in the American League Central, three games behind the first place Twins. 

First baseman Owen Miller is batting ,314 to lead Cleveland. Third baseman Jose Ramirez is leading Cleveland in home runs with seven, RBIs with 32, hits with 35 and on-base percentage at .401. Josh Naylor, who was just put on the COVID-19 protocols, is second in home runs with five. On Sunday, Cleveland will send Triston McKenzie to the mound. The right-hander is 2-2 with a 2.76 ERA, 30 Ks and 9 BBs.

With its four-run victory on Friday, Minnesota improved to 19-14. Minnesota scored nine runs in the fifth inning that included a grand slam by Royce Lewis for his first career MLB home run. Gary Sanchez, Jorge Polanco and Byron Buxton also homered for the Twins. Minnesota is leading the American League Central by three games over the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox.

Byron Buxton is batting .259 to lead Minnesota and the designated hitter has a team high 10 home runs. Shortstop Jorge Polanco is the leader in RBI's with 20 and hits with 29. Right fielder Max Kepler is the leader in on-base percentage .347. On Sunday, the Minnesota Twins will send Joe Ryan to the mound. The right-hander is 3-2 with a 2.56 ERA, 31 Ks and 12 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Cleveland is 10-4 in its last 14 on Sunday
  • The OVER has cashed in 8 of the Guardians last 10
  • Minnesota is 10-3 in its last 13 at home
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Twins last 8

Free MLB Pick:

Minnesota Twins -135

Minnesota has won 12 of the last 16 at home against Cleveland and the Twins have won nine of the last 13 overall against the Guardians.  Minnesota has the eighth best team ERA with 3.46, while Cleveland is 25th in team ERA at 4.32. The Twins have won 10 of the last 13 at home and 15 of the last 21 overall, while in comparison Cleveland has lost nine of its last 13 on the road. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Twins win 6-4.

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