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Twins Vs Indians: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 8/17/2021

The Minnesota Twins (53-66) will look to Ryan Jeffers, who is riding a two-game home run streak, when they face the Cleveland Indians (57-60) at 8:10 PM ET on Tuesday at Target Field. Minnesota’s (-155 to win) Bailey Ober and Cleveland’s (+135) Eli Morgan pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 17, 2021, 5:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Twins vs Indians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Ober (MIN) Pitcher Morgan (CLE)
1 – 1 W/L 1 – 5
57.2 IP 48.1
4.53 ERA 6.52
1.300 WHIP 1.280
9.7 K/9 8.6
2.5 BB/9 1.9

Twins Probable Starter Bailey Ober

  • Ober makes the start for the Twins, his 14th of the season. He is 1-1 with a 4.53 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last time out was on Wednesday against the White Sox, when the righty tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings while giving up six hits.
  • He will face off against an Indians offense that ranks 27th in the league with 898 total hits (on a .233 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .402 (17th in the league) with 144 total home runs (16th in MLB play).
  • The Twins have been the moneyline favorite in four of Ober’s starts this season, and they went 2-2 in those games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 17, 2021 at 5:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Stats vs Ober

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Myles Straw 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Indians Probable Starter Eli Morgan

  • Morgan (1-5) will take to the mound for the Indians and make his 11th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Thursday, when he tossed four innings while giving up five earned runs on three hits in a matchup with the Athletics.
  • The Twins rank 12th in MLB with a .245 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks seventh in the league (.429) and 170 home runs.
  • His team has won 28.6% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (2-5).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 17, 2021 at 5:10 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins score an average of 4.8 runs per home game and 4.5 per contest away from Target Field.
  • The Twins rank 12th in runs scored with 551, 4.6 per game.
  • The Twins have won 31 of the 67 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (46.3%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -155 or shorter, Minnesota has gone 15-13 (53.6%).
  • Minnesota has played in 118 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 68 times (68-45-5).
  • Minnesota was named the moneyline favorite by oddsmakers just twice in the last 10 games, and won both matchups.

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Indians Betting Trends

  • The Indians have scored the 19th-most runs in the league this season with 509 (4.4 per game).
  • They’ve scored 4.2 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 4.5 at home.
  • This season, the Indians have won 25 out of the 63 games, or 39.7%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Cleveland has entered 27 games this season as the underdog by +135 or more and is 9-18 in those contests.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have hit the over in 59 of their 114 games with a total this season.
  • Cleveland has played as the underdog in six of its past 10 games and won one of those contests.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Jorge Polanco has a team-high 21 home runs and 64 runs batted in.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB play, Polanco’s home run and hit totals do not rank in the top 15.
  • Josh Donaldson is batting .252 with 16 doubles, 16 home runs and 51 walks.
  • Donaldson does not rank among the top hitters in the majors among the qualified hitters in MLB play.

Twins Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 425 .268 72 21 64 .332 .814
Andrelton Simmons 325 .215 32 3 25 .280 .554
Miguel Sanó 325 .215 48 19 49 .306 .749
Max Kepler 303 .211 49 16 45 .303 .742
Josh Donaldson 302 .252 48 16 49 .355 .819
Luis Arraez 290 .314 44 2 30 .375 .782
Mitch Garver 173 .237 26 13 29 .340 .872
Ryan Jeffers 172 .215 18 11 29 .297 .750
Willians Astudillo 160 .263 15 6 18 .287 .706
Jake Cave 117 .179 11 1 4 .256 .530

Indians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in home runs (26) and runs batted in (74) this season while batting .256.
  • Ramirez’s 26 HR rank eighth, and his 74 RBI rank 16th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Amed Rosario has 115 hits and an OBP of .318 to go with a slugging percentage of .399 this season.

Indians Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 414 .278 56 6 38 .318 .717
José Ramírez 395 .256 75 26 74 .331 .865
Myles Straw 325 .262 44 2 34 .339 .665
Franmil Reyes 279 .251 39 20 54 .311 .834
Austin Hedges 195 .179 20 5 22 .213 .485
Bradley Zimmer 179 .251 26 5 22 .360 .734
Yu Chang 137 .190 17 3 18 .228 .564
Oscar Mercado 120 .217 14 2 9 .282 .615
Wilson Ramos 120 .200 12 6 13 .238 .630
Owen Miller 100 .150 11 2 7 .211 .441

Twins vs Indians Player Props

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