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2020 MLB Handicapping
Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, August 1st, 2020
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis MN
Projected Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Kenta Maeda
MLB Moneyline Odds: Indians +105, Twins -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Twins -1.5 (+150)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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So far the series between the top two teams in the AL Central has been a slugfest as expected. The Indians held out for a 2-0 win in the opener but the Twins tied up the series 4-1 on Friday.
Cleveland was actually a -112 favorite in Friday’s loss (MIN +102) but Minnesota is back to being a significant favorite for Saturday’s tilt. That’s good value on a Twins team that has a +17 run differential so far though.
The Indians are 1-1 in the series and just 1/2 a game out of the top spot despite scoring only 3 runs in two games. That’s the sign of good pitching, especially against Minnesota’s potent offense.
The 2-0 series opener was as expected with Jose Berrios and Shane Bieber squaring off. Carlos Carrasco pitches Saturday as the wild card in this Indians staff.
Carrasco battled hip and elbow issues in the Spring before the pandemic but struck out 10 Royals batters in his debut. Carrasco allowed 8 ER in 7.1 IP in three games vs. the Twins last season.
Even with the 4-1 win on Friday, the vaunted Twins offense has been held in check the last few games. Minnesota has now scored 7 runs in the last three games – but are also 2-1 over that span.
The Twins may not be held down offensively for long if Eddie Rosario continues to heat up. Rosario hit his 1st HR of the year Wednesday and went 2-4 with 2 RBI Friday. Rosario has hit .310 vs. Carrasco as well.
Minnesota’s offseason acquisition Josh Donaldson is starting slow with a .182 average and one HR. That could change against Carrasco who he is 4-9 with 2 HR against.
The Twins also have an advantage in the fact that only a few Indians batters have ever faced Saturday starter Kenta Maeda. The offseason pickup was solid with 2ER in 5.0 IP vs. the White Sox.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 2-10 last 12 as an underdog
- Indians are 3-8 in last 11 Carrasco road starts
- Twins are 23-8 last 31 Saturday games
- Under is 40-18-2 last 60 meetings
Free Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Prediction:
Despite the offensive talent in both dugouts, these teams seem to play low scoring games when they get together. In this instance, it would favor Minnesota as Maeda is way more consistent than Carrasco.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Twins -125
Five Minnesota batters hit better than .300 vs. Carrasco. Five Indians batters total have faced Maeda.
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