The Minnesota Twins are 15-3 over their last 18 games, opening up an 11.5-game lead in the AL Central over the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians. The Twins will look to build on their division lead on Tuesday night in the first game of a three-game series on the road against the Cleveland Indians
Minnesota is a +128 road underdog on the MLB odds in Cleveland at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Devin Smeltzer gets the start for the Twins against Shane Bieber and the Indians who are going off at -138 at home.
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
When: Tuesday, June 4, 7:10 p.m. ET
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Betting Line / Total: Cleveland -138 / 9 Runs
Minnesota Twins Betting Notes
The Twins offense is leading the majors in runs scored by a considerable margin, racking up 347 runs through their first 58 games for an impressive 5.98 runs per game. Eddie Rosario is leading the way on offense with team leads in runs (40), home runs (17) and RBI (49) while Jorge Polanco is leading the team in batting average at .338.
This group is showing no signs at all of slowing down as Minnesota has averaged eight runs per game over its current 15-3 run. And through their first 30 road games, the Twins lead MLB in road wins with a 21-9 record.
Cleveland Indians Betting Notes
While Minnesota has been surging over the last few weeks, the Indians have been going in the opposite direction. Cleveland is just 4-10 over its last 14 games per the OddsShark MLB Database including an ugly 1-6 record over its last seven home games.
The Indians pitching staff hasn’t lived up to the elite standard it has set in recent years, but the bigger issue is the offense averaging only 3.97 runs per game. Shane Bieber has pitched well this season with a 3.67 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP, and the Indians are 5-1 in his last six starts.
Twins at Indians Betting Total
Tuesday night’s total is set at nine runs at sports betting sites. The UNDER is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two division rivals.
If Cleveland hopes to prevent Minnesota from running away with the Central Division, this series would be a good place to start. It continues on Wednesday with a matchup of Martin Perez vs. Carlos Carrasco and then wraps up on Thursday with Jose Berrios facing Trevor Bauer.
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