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2018 MLB Season
(28-25) Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins (22-28)
Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis Minnesota
Projected Pitchers: Shane Bieber vs. Jake Odorizzi
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians -134 | Twins +124
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Indians -1.5 (+115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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Shane Bieber will be getting the call up from Triple AAA Columbus to make his first start of his young career. This may be the rookies first start, but he’ll have the benefit of facing a Minnesota lineup that is slumping hard.
The 22 year old righty was pitching solid baseball down in Triple AAA where he posted a 8.13 K/9, 0.52 BB/9, and 0.52 HR/9 to go along with a sparkling 1.05 ERA and 2.52 FIP in 34.1 innings of work.
Cleveland has been playing winning baseball in the last week winning five of their seven contests. During that span their lineup has been hot slashing .294/.341/.490 to go with 28 extra-base hits and 37 RBI.
Odorizzi was unspectacular in his last outing that resulted in a 3-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners. He went 5.1 innings giving up seven hits, three earned runs, and two solo home runs to go with three strikeouts and one walk.
This now makes it Odorizzi’s sixth start in a row where he has given up three runs or less, while going five-plus innings in that time. Even more impressive during that span is that he has 34 strikeouts compared to just 10 walks. His problems have stemmed from his 1.82 HR/9, which has resulted in a 4.77 xFIP.
Minnesota has continued their slumping ways losing five of their last six contests. During that time their lineup has been very abysmal as they are only slashing .184/.259/.263 to go with 12 extra-base hits and 15 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CLE are 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Minnesota.
- Under is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
- Under is 8-1 in MIN last 9 overall.
- Under is 8-1 in MIN last 9 on grass.
- Under is 20-7 in MIN last 27 Thu. games.
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Prediction: Cleveland edges out Minnesota
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Indians -134
It is pretty bad when a rookie on the road is favored, but that just illustrates how bleak Minnesota has been recently. Odorizzi may get the edge over Bieber, and although this will be Bieber’s first MLB start, I expect him to hold his own against a slumping Minnesota lineup. Cleveland’s hot lineup should be the difference in this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Indians 5 – Twins 4
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