Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians, Friday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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17-14 May 12, 7:10 PM | Grass of Progressive Field 18-15
Minnesota at Cleveland, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Friday, May 12, 2017
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN North (Minnesota), SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Ervin Santana (5-1, 1.72 ERA) vs. Indians RH Josh Tomlin (2-3, 7.12)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Minnesota Twins [E. Santana -R] +1½ -155 +135 Ov 8½ -105
Cleveland Indians [J. Tomlin -R] -1½ +135 -145 Un 8½ -115
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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians meet at Progressive Field.

Right hander Ervin Santana will take the mound for the Twins to start this game. Santana is 5-1 this season with a 1.72 ERA.

The Indians will counter Santana with Josh Tomlin. Right hander Tomlin has a 7.12 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.

Santana allowed just three runs and 16 hits over his first six starts (41 innings), picking up the win in all but one as he settled for a hard-luck no-decision versus Cleveland on April 20. Santana permitted just one run on four hits in that contest, although his pitch count elevated to a season-high 113 to end his evening. That performance was significantly greater than his last outing on Sunday, as he yielded six runs on five hits and walked three batters for the third time in four outings.

Tomlin pieced together his best start of the season by allowing one run on three hits in seven innings against Kansas City on Saturday, but was left with a no-decision. The 32-year-old pitched well in his previous meeting with Minnesota, recording the victory on the heels of a quality start on April 18. Tomlin will have an extra day of rest under his belt before facing the Twins, although his 1-2 mark with a 9.95 ERA in three home starts leaves plenty to be desired.

Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

Ervin Santana penned a brilliant beginning to the season with six scintillating starts before coming unglued in his last trip to the mound. The 34-year-old looks to atone for that performance on Friday as the Minnesota Twins visit Progressive Field to open a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians.

While Santana served up a career high-tying four homers in Sunday’s 17-6 shellacking at the hands of Boston, the veteran right-hander saw his team go deep on three occasions in Thursday’s 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Minnesota improved to 9-4 on the road by winning both games of its rain-shortened series versus Chicago and moved percentage points ahead of Cleveland for first place in the American League Central. Francisco Lindor went 5-for-14 with two RBIs and two runs scored as the Indians dropped two of three to Toronto to complete a 4-5 road trip on Wednesday. The 23-year-old was limited to just three hits versus Minnesota earlier in the season, but the Indians outscored the Twins 20-7 to win all three games of the rain-shortened series from April 17-20.

In their last action, Cleveland was a 8-7 loser on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at 147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 7-6 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at 110 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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Team record: 17-14 SU
Minnesota is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota’s last 11 games

Team record: 18-15 SU
Cleveland is 3-13 ATS in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 9 games
Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Cleveland Saturday, May 13


1. Cleveland 3B Jose Ramirez is batting a staggering 20-for-44 with three homers and 12 RBIs at home this season.

2. Minnesota SS Eduardo Escobar, who belted a three-run homer on Thursday, has gone deep three times with eight RBIs and six runs scored in his last eight contests.

3. The Indians have won four of their last five home games to even their mark to 6-6 at Progressive Field.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Cleveland Indians will win outright at -145 and the game will stay under 8.5 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Indians 4, Twins 2 at bovada-logo-top-book.

4.74 RUNS 4.33
4.81 RUNS AGNST 3.97
-0.06 DIFF 0.36
$326 MONEY -$596
4.27 TEAM ERA 3.85
8.16 OFF HITS 8.09
4.23 OFF WALKS 3.79
8.00 OFF Ks 7.79
8.48 DEF HITS 7.85
3.58 DEF WALKS 3.03
6.94 DEF Ks 9.61
Buddy Boshers P 15-Day Disabled List
Phil Hughes P 60-day Disabled List
Glen Perkins P 15-Day Disabled List
Trevor May P 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Milone P 15-Day Disabled List
Danny Santana OF 15-Day Disabled List
Michael Brantley OF 15-Day Disabled List
Yan Gomes C 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Hunter P 15-Day Disabled List
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota’s last 11 games
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Minnesota is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Minnesota’s last 20 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland’s last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games at home
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Cleveland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Cleveland’s last 20 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota’s Overall Scoring vs Cleveland’s Overall Defense 4.7 5 4.0 4
Minnesota’s Away Scoring vs Cleveland’s Home Defense 5.0 3 4.4 12
Minnesota’s Road ERA vs Cleveland’s Home ERA Allowed 4.1 6 4.9 4
Cleveland’s Overall Scoring vs Minnesota’s Overall Defense 4.3 10 4.8 13
Cleveland’s Home Scoring vs Minnesota’s Road Defense 4.8 6 4.2 7
Cleveland’s Home ERA vs Minnesota’s Road ERA Allowed 4.1 13 4.4 4
Twins are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Twins are second worst in K’s per game with 8.8.
Twins have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.9 runs per game.
Twins have the worst hits allowed in the league, allowing 9.8 per game.
Twins are the third best in base on balls allowed, allowing 2.8 per game.
Twins trail the league in K’s with 6.1 per game.
Indians allow the third least hits in the league at 8.4 per game.
Indians are second worst in walks allowed in the league at 3.4 per game.
Indians strike out the second most opponents in the league with 8.5 per game.

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