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2021 MLB Handicapping
(15-28) Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians (23-18)
Date: Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Shane Bieber
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins +155 | Indians -186
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Twins +1.5 , Indians -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Minnesota Twins have been struggling mightily here in 2021, and their task gets no easier here on the road against the Indians with Shane Bieber taking to the mound.
The Twins are 15-28 so far this year, which seems pretty crazy when you consider that they were touted as being one of the best teams in all of the major leagues this year and obviously they have not been able to put it all together as of yet.
In their defense they have been struggling in part because of the brutal schedule they have had to go through as well as some negative variance in terms of their hitting with runners in scoring position.
Kenta Maeda will come into this game as the Twins pitcher off of dealing with a slight groin injury and he enters this game with a 5.26 ERA and a 2-2 record with some decent strikeout stuff totaling 33 so far this season.
The Cleveland Indians should be a playoff team this year just based on how good their overall roster is, as this batting unit remains strong even though they lost Francisco Lindor to the New York Mets this past offseason.
Despite having a solid batting order on paper, these guys have simply not showed up so far this season, as many of the main offensive statistics like batting average and runs have them ranked in the bottom 10-20% of the league.
The Indians pitching is really what has kept this team afloat during this long stretch of poor hitting, as they have both a strong starting rotation and a very strong bullpen and we will see more quality pitching this Saturday, as Shane Bieber takes the mound for the home side.
Shane Bieber has been elite so far in 2021, with an ERA slightly over 3 and a record of 4-3, but that does not really tell the whole story as Bieber has been an absolute strikeout machine with 92 K’s so far on the season and with the way the Twins strikeout I would not be surprised to see the Indian’s starter put up another 10+ in this one.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Twins are 2-9 in their last 11 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Twins are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. American League Central.
- Twins are 1-8 in their last 9 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Twins are 0-7 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Indians are 6-0 in their last 6 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Indians are 7-2 in their last 9 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Indians are 45-18 in their last 63 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Free Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
I thought with both the way the Twins are struggling and the fact that the Indians send Bieber to the mound that we would need to lay more then -200 in terms of juice on the moneyline.
I think we are getting a nice price here on both the moneyline and runline, as this represents a fantastic matchup for Bieber and I believe the Indians can get enough runs off of the back of a strong outing from Bieber to cover the 1.5 runs we have to lay on the runline in this spot.
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