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

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CLEVELAND INDIANS MINNESOTA TWINS
33-31 June 17, 2:10 PM | Grass of Target Field 34-30, 1st in American League Central
Cleveland at Minnesota, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 2:10 PM ET, Saturday, June 17, 2017
Where: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: 2:10 p.m. ET, SportsTime Ohio (Cleveland), FSN North (Minnesota)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Indians LH Ryan Merritt (2016: 1-0, 1.64 ERA) vs. Twins LH Adam Wilk (0-1, 6.75)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Cleveland Indians [R. Merritt -L] -1½ +130 -121 Ov 10½ -115
Minnesota Twins [A. Wilk -L] +1½ -150 +111 Un 10½ -105
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The Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Target Field.

The Indians will trot Ryan Merritt out to the mound in this one. Left hander Merritt has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Twins will be Adam Wilk. The left hander has a 6.75 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Merritt will be recalled to make his first major-league start of the season after going 6-5 with a 3.96 ERA in 12 appearances (11 starts) with Triple-A Columbus. The 25-year-old Texan endeared himself to Indians fans in the playoffs last season when he tossed 4 1/3 innings of scoreless ball against Toronto in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Merritt allowed two runs on six hits with no walks in 11 innings during the regular season in 2016, including one scoreless frame versus Minnesota.

Wilk is expected to get his first start in a Minnesota uniform after two relief appearances, including one against the Indians when he yielded two runs on three hits over 3 1/3 innings on May 14. The 29-year-old Long Beach State product made one start for the New York Mets earlier this season before being claimed on waivers, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings. Jason Kipnis homered earlier this season against Wilk, who made his other three major-league starts for Detroit in 2012.

Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 121-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game’s total is sitting at 10½.

The Cleveland Indians have felt quite comfortable at Target Field this season and can push their way into first place in the American League Central when they visit the Minnesota Twins for a split doubleheader Saturday. The Indians took the series opener 8-1 on Friday to extend their winning streak to five at Minnesota, including four this season while outscoring the Twins 28-8.

Slugger Edwin Encarnacion continues to warm up for the Indians after a slow start while belting a three-run homer Friday – his fourth blast in the last seven games to push his season total to 14. Jose Ramirez is also a sizzling 8-for-13 with three RBIs over the last three games for Cleveland, which trails first-place Minnesota by one game in the Central heading into the weekend. The Twins lost for the fourth time in six games Friday, managing just four hits, and have allowed 41 runs in those four setbacks. Joe Mauer saw his 15-game hitting streak against the Indians come to an end in the series opener, but Eddie Rosario provided the only run with a solo homer and owns a .309 career batting average against Cleveland.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 8-1 result against the Indians on June 16. Bettors who backed the Indians at -148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Indians were a 8-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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Cleveland:
Team record: 33-31 SU
Cleveland is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Cleveland’s last 24 games on the road

Minnesota:
Team record: 34-30 SU
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games

Next up:
Cleveland at Minnesota Saturday, June 17

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Minnesota INF Eduardo Escobar sat out Friday’s game after going 10-for-14 over his last three contests.

2. Cleveland OF Brandon Guyer (wrist) began a rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Columbus.

3. Twins 2B Brian Dozier has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games with three homers and seven RBIs in that span.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Cleveland Indians will win outright at -121 and the game will stay under 10½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Indians 7, Twins 2 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
CLE TEAM MIN
4.61 RUNS 4.77
4.22 RUNS AGNST 5.25
0.39 DIFF -0.48
-$1,442 MONEY $488
4.02 TEAM ERA 4.88
8.27 OFF HITS 8.83
3.48 OFF WALKS 3.91
7.25 OFF Ks 8.27
8.19 DEF HITS 9.03
2.95 DEF WALKS 3.44
9.67 DEF Ks 7.03
INJURIES
CLEVELAND INDIANS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Michael Brantley OF 15-Day Disabled List
Yan Gomes C 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Hunter P 15-Day Disabled List
MINNESOTA TWINS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
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
BETTING TRENDS
CLEVELAND INDIANS
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Cleveland’s last 24 games on the road
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Cleveland is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
MINNESOTA TWINS
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
Minnesota is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Cleveland’s Overall Scoring vs Minnesota’s Overall Defense 4.6 10 5.3 14
Cleveland’s Away Scoring vs Minnesota’s Home Defense 4.3 11 6.1 15
Cleveland’s Road ERA vs Minnesota’s Home ERA Allowed 4.1 2 4.8 8
Minnesota’s Overall Scoring vs Cleveland’s Overall Defense 4.8 5 4.2 4
Minnesota’s Home Scoring vs Cleveland’s Road Defense 4.8 9 4.2 3
Minnesota’s Home ERA vs Cleveland’s Road ERA Allowed 5.4 15 3.9 8
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
INDIANS
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.
TWINS
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.

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