Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins 8/18/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
Date & Time: 8/18/2021, 5:10 PM UTC
Location: Target Field
Latest Odds: MIN -130 ; Total 10
TV Channel: MLBN

AL Central Division rivals will clash on Wednesday afternoon, when the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins wrap up their series from Target Field. The Indians (58-60) are four games below .500 on the road and not within striking distance of first place Chicago. Last night, OF Daniel Johnson hit a two-run blast to power Cleveland to a 3-1 road victory.

Twenty-six year old righty Zach Plesac (7-4 4.64 ERA) will draw the starting assignment for the Indians. Last time out, Plesac allowed two runs in seven plus innings during a 7-4 road victory against Detroit.

The Minnesota Twins are four games below .500 at home and have been one of the most disappointing teams in baseball. During Tuesday’s loss, Minnesota went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. SP Bailey Ober (1-2) gave up three runs (2 ER) in six innings and took the loss for the Twins, who fell to 53-67 on the year.

Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli has yet to announce a starting pitcher for Wednesday. The Twins currently rank 26th in the majors with a 4.87 team ERA and have logged just 29 quality starts.

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Betting Trends

  • Indians are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Twins are 3-10 in their last 13 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Over is 4-0 in Indians last 4 during game 3 of a series.
  • Over is 5-2-1 in Twins last 8 Wednesday games.
  • Indians are 1-9 in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota.
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Minnesota OF Byron Buxton (hand) is expected to begin a rehab assignment later this week. Through 118 games, Cleveland ranks 22nd in OPS and 19th in runs scored. For the season, Minnesota ranks 9th in OPS and 12th in runs scored. Take the Indians to win on the road. Final Score Prediction, Cleveland Indians win 6-4.

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