Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins 8/16/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
Date & Time: 8/17/2021, 12:10 AM UTC
Location: Target Field,
Address: Minneapolis, MN
Latest Odds: MIN -126 ; O/U 10
TV Channel: FSN

On Monday, the Cleveland Indians play the first game of a three-game series on the road against the Minnesota Twins. Cleveland is 56-59 following a 6-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. Cleveland has lost four of the last five and the Indians are tied for second in the American League Central with the Tigers 11 games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox.

Amed Rosario is batting .275 to lead Cleveland and the shortstop has a team-high 111 hits. Third baseman Jose Ramirez is leading Cleveland in home runs with 25, RBIs with 69 and on-base percentage at .340. On Monday, the Cleveland Indians will send Cal Quantrill to the mound. The right-hander is 3-2 with an ERA of 3.13, 76 Ks and 33 BBs.

The Minnesota Twins improved to 51-66 following a 12-0 rout of the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. Kenta Maeda threw six solid innings on the mound for Minnesota and Luis Arraez blasted a two-run homer for the Twins. Minnesota is fourth in the American League Central 17 games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox.

Jorge Polanco is batting .268 to lead Minnesota and the shortstop has team highs in home runs with 21, RBIs with 62, hits with 112 and on-base percentage at .329. Minnesota has hit 168 home runs in 117 games. On Monday, Minnesota will send Griffin Jax to the mound. The right-hander is 3-1 with an ERA of 5.45, 32 Ks and 13 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • Cleveland is 1-4 in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Indians last 6
  • Minnesota is 2-8 in its last 10 versus an opponent with a losing record
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Twins last 8 at home
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Free MLB Pick: Minnesota Twins -126

Minnesota has won eight of the last nine at home against Cleveland and five of the last seven overall against the Indians. Minnesota starting pitcher Griffin Jax has pitched very well the last two outings. The right-hander has allowed a combined four runs on eight hits across 11 ⅓ innings and Minnesota defeated Houston and the Chicago White Sox in those two outings. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Twins win 7-2.

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