Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians: Best Odds and Preview for September 15, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 14, 2021, 10:49 pm

Josh Donaldson will try to notch his 100th hit of the season (he has 99) when his Minnesota Twins (64-82) play the Cleveland Indians (70-73) on Wednesday at 7:40 PM ET. The Twins are favored (-113) over the Indians (-104).

Minnesota’s Griffin Jax starts against Cleveland’s Cal Quantrill.

Best Odds for Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians.

Twins Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Twins have been victorous in 36, or 46.2%, of the 78 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • Minnesota and their opponents have gone over in 81 of their 145 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Twins have scored the 12th-most runs in the league this season with 655 (4.5 per game).
  • Minnesota has competed as the favorite in six of its past 10 games and has gone 3-3 in those matchups.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Twins and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under on four occasions.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Jax makes the start for the Twins, his 11th of the season. He is 3-3 with a 6.72 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 64 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday, the righty tossed six innings against the Royals, allowing four earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • Jax’s team has compiled a 5-5 record in his 10 starts.
  • Jax has had 10 starts that oddsmakers set a total for this season, and three of those matchups hit the over.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Byron Buxton 45 .291 .333 .611 14 24 51
Jorge Polanco 136 .278 .332 .518 30 88 147
Josh Donaldson 119 .246 .343 .465 22 62 99
Miguel Sanó 119 .218 .304 .461 27 66 90
Luis Arraez 107 .288 .352 .373 2 37 108
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Indians Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Indians have a 32-49 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 39.5% of those games).
  • In the 141 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Cleveland, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 72 times (72-63-6).
  • The Indians score the 20th-most runs in baseball (620 total, 4.3 per game).
  • Cleveland has a 2-5 record over the seven games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings — all of which had a set run total — the Indians and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Quantrill gets the start for the Indians, his 20th of the season. He is 5-3 with a 3.04 ERA and 106 strikeouts in 130 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Thursday against the Twins, the righty tossed 7 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while surrendering four hits.
  • Quantrill’s team has won seven of his 19 starts.
  • Quantrill’s starts went over the run total seven times in 19 games with a set total this season.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
José Ramírez 133 .256 .335 .539 33 89 124
Franmil Reyes 100 .252 .321 .534 28 75 92
Bobby Bradley 60 .218 .307 .447 12 33 43
Myles Straw 42 .276 .372 .368 2 11 45
Amed Rosario 133 .279 .316 .405 10 51 144

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