Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians: Best Odds and Preview for September 14, 2021

By BestOdds Analyst | September 13, 2021, 6:47 pm

Josh Donaldson is just two hits away from his 100th of the season as his Minnesota Twins (63-81) ready for a matchup against the Cleveland Indians (69-72) on Tuesday at 3:10 PM ET. The Twins are favored (-127) over the Indians (+110).

Joe Ryan starts for Minnesota, and Triston McKenzie is Cleveland’s choice to start.

Best Odds for Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians

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Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians in which the Twins are currently the pick among bettors at regulated sportsbooks to claim victory.

Twins vs Indians Moneyline Action

Twins vs Indians Moneyline Action
Twins Indians
% of Bets 78% 22%
% of Stake 61% 39%

Twins Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Twins have been favorites in 76 games this season and have come away with the win 35 times (46.1%) in those contests.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the total in 80 of their 143 opportunities.
  • The Twins rank 14th in the league with 648 total runs scored this season.
  • In four games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, Minnesota has a record of 2-2.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Twins and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under on five occasions.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Ryan (1-1) pitches first for the Twins to make his third start this season.
  • His last appearance came on Wednesday against the Indians, when the right-hander threw seven scoreless innings while allowing just one hit.
  • His team split the two games he’s appeared in this season.
  • Ryan’s two starts with a total this season both went under.

Key Players

Byron Buxton 43 .302 .344 .633 14 24 51
Jorge Polanco 134 .279 .334 .522 30 88 146
Josh Donaldson 117 .246 .344 .465 22 62 98
Miguel Sanó 117 .219 .303 .464 27 66 89
Luis Arraez 106 .290 .355 .376 2 37 108
BestOdds rating 9.4
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Indians Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Indians have gone 31-48 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 39.2% of those games).
  • In the 139 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Cleveland, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 71 times (71-62-6).
  • The Indians score the 21st-most runs in baseball (614 total, 4.4 per game).
  • Cleveland played as the moneyline underdog for seven of its last 10 games, and went 1-6 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings, the Indians and their opponents combined to go over the run total four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • McKenzie (4-6) gets the starting nod for the Indians in his 21st start of the season. He’s put together a 4.44 ERA in 103 1/3 innings pitched, with 120 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday against the Twins, when he threw six innings, allowing one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • McKenzie’s team is 9-11 over his 20 starts.
  • McKenzie’s starts with a set total this season have hit the over in nine of 20 contests.

Key Players

José Ramírez 131 .257 .337 .542 33 88 123
Franmil Reyes 98 .253 .323 .540 28 74 91
Bobby Bradley 58 .220 .311 .450 12 33 42
Myles Straw 40 .280 .372 .376 2 11 44
Amed Rosario 131 .281 .319 .407 10 50 143

Pick for Twins vs. Indians

Our in-depth games analysis combined with the bet split data from regulated betting sites points to the Twins being favored to win over the Indians.

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