Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins 8/17/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
Date & Time: 8/18/2021, 12:10 AM UTC
Location: Target Field,
Address: Minneapolis, MN
Latest Odds: MIN -145 ; O/U 9.5
TV Channel: FSN

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians play the second game of the three-game series on the road against the Minnesota Twins. Cleveland improved to 57-59 following an 11-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Indians starting pitcher Triston McKenzie had a perfect game into the eighth inning but a Harold Castro single broke up the bid. Cleveland is second in the American League Central but a distant 10 games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox.

Amed Rosario is batting .276 to lead Cleveland and the shortstop has a team high 113 hits. Third baseman Jose Ramirez is beating Cleveland in home runs with 26, RBIs with 72 and on-base percentage at .341. On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians will send Eli Morgan to the mound. The right-hander is 1-5 with an ERA of 6.52, 46 Ks and 10 BBs.

Minnesota improved to 52-66 drawing a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Jorge Polanco hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to score the winning run and give the Twins the walk-off victory Minnesota has won two straight and four of the last five but is fourth in the American League Central 16 games behind first-place Chicago.

Jorge Polanco is batting .267 to lead Minnesota and the Twins shortstop is the leader in home runs with 21, RBIs with 63, hits with 112 and on-base percentage at .332. On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins will send Bailey Ober to the mound. The right-hander is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.53, 62 Ks and 16 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • Cleveland is 1-4 in its last 5 versus a right-handed starter
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Indians last 4
  • Minnesota is 4-1 in its last 5
  • The OVER has cashed in 14 of the Twins alst 17 on Tuesday
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Free MLB Pick: Minnesota Twins -145

Cleveland is 10 games better in the American League Central than Minnesota, but the Indians have struggled against the Twins. Cleveland has lost eight of the last nine played on the road in Minnesota and five of the last seven overall against the Twins. Minnesota has won four of its last five overall and eight of the last 11 versus a right-handed starter. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Twins win 6-3.

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