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Monday MLB Free Betting Pick- Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins

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The Cleveland Indians continue their current six-game road trip with Game 1 of a three-game stint against the AL Central rival Minnesota Twins. Monday’s series opener is set for 8 p.m. and it will be available on ESPN +.

VietBet opened the Indians at -130 road favorites with the total set at 9.5. The line is now Cleveland -128-moneyline favorites. The total is not at 9.5Over -123.

Cleveland started this trip with a 2-1 series victory against Detroit over the weekend. It outscored the Tigers by a combined 17-6 with the total going OVER VietBet’s closing line in two of the three games.

The total has gone OVER in four of the Indians last six road games.

They come into this series with a nine game lead over Minnesota in the division race at 57-47 overall.

Look for Cleveland to turn to Shane Bieber as its starter for Monday night. His last outing on July 24 against Pittsburgh was a brief one. He got shelled for seven earned runs on seven hits in just 1 2/3 innings.

The right hander had gone at least six innings in each of his previous five trips to the mound. His current ERA stands at 4.80 with a 1.44 WHIP.

Twins Look to Right Ship After Long Road Trip

Minnesota is coming off an extended 10-game road trip. They went 4-6 after losing the last three games of the four-game weekend series against Boston. It was outscored 17-7 in those three losses.

The total staying UNDER VietBet’s closing line in two of the three games.

The Twins are 48-56 on the year with a 29-22 record at home. The total has gone OVER in seven of their last nine home games.

Ervin Santana missed the first half of the MLB regular season with a finger injury. Last Wednesday he his season debut against Toronto. The right hander allowed three earned runs on seven hits in five innings pitched.

He struck out five and issued one walk. Minnesota went on to win that game 12-6, but Santana did not get the decision.

I am going with Cleveland on the road in Game 1 of this series. I think the Indians can take advantage of the rust that is still present in Santana’s throwing arm.

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Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
Cleveland57-47-$1,346.0017-1140-3653-394-855-45-40.9
Minnesota48-56-$832.0013-1735-3929-2719-2950-51-3-0.2
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

Shane Bieber (5-2) ERA: 4.80

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 24, 2018PITL4-9O1.2-$100.00
Jul 13, 2018NYYW6-5O7$98.00
Jul 8, 2018OAKL0-6U6-$100.00

E Santana (0-0) ERA: 5.40

event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 25, 2018TORW12-6O5$86.00
Oct 3, 2017NYYL4-8O2-$100.00
Sep 28, 2017CLEL2-5U5-$100.00

Bullpen

Cleveland’s relievers have pitched 7.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Minnesota’s relievers have pitched 9.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Cleveland Indians – Shane Bieber

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Jun 17, 20184-1CLE5.2101117Win
May 31, 20189-8CLE5.284416No Decision

Minnesota Twins – E Santana

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Sep 28, 20175-2CLE540001No Decision
Jun 25, 20174-0MIN690007Win
May 12, 20171-0MIN720054Win
Apr 20, 20176-2CLE641135No Decision
Jul 15, 20165-2CLE5.164325Loss

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense5.1634.7021
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense4.47154.5321
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense4.50154.2613
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense4.61103.827

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Jun 17, 2018MIN1CLE4-14210UJake Odorizzi (R)Shane Bieber (R)107341111
Jun 16, 2018MIN9CLE3-1789OFernando Romero (R)Carlos Carrasco (R)13103156
Jun 15, 2018MIN6CLE3-2158OKyle Gibson (R)Corey Kluber (R)671445
Jun 3, 2018CLE5MIN71028.5OMike Clevinger (R)Kyle Gibson (R)61144104
Jun 2, 2018CLE1MIN71528.5UTrevor Bauer (R)Lance Lynn (R)7853815
Jun 1, 2018CLE4MIN71168.5OCarlos Carrasco (R)Jose Berrios (R)791585
May 31, 2018CLE9MIN81179.5OShane Bieber (R)Jake Odorizzi (R)121232510
Apr 18, 2018CLE1MIN21098UCarlos Carrasco (R)Jose Berrios (R)1213221215
Apr 17, 2018CLE6MIN11817.5UCorey Kluber (R)Jake Odorizzi (R)1261499
Sep 28, 2017MIN2CLE5-2687.5UErvin Santana (R)Carlos Carrasco (R)81010155

MLB Betting Odds and Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Cleveland Indians

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Overall57-4732-2125-2653-385-855-45-417-1140-36
Last 106-42-24-26-40-05-51-15-3
vs Div30-1418-412-1030-140-021-22-110-220-12
vs AL48-3927-1621-2346-303-848-36-315-1033-29
vs NL9-85-54-37-82-07-9-12-17-7

Minnesota Twins

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Overall48-5629-2219-3429-2720-2950-51-313-1735-39
Last 104-60-04-62-32-34-62-22-4
vs Div19-1711-68-1113-146-315-20-15-414-13
vs AL42-4426-1716-2726-2217-2239-45-213-1329-31
vs NL6-123-53-73-53-711-6-10-46-8
Team Last 5 Games

Cleveland Indians

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 29, 2018DET8-1W-2318.5C Kluber7.1J ZimmermannA
Jul 28, 2018DET1-2L-1908.5Mike Clevinger5B HardyA
Jul 27, 2018DET8-3W-2508.5C Carrasco6.1M FiersA
Jul 25, 2018PIT4-0W-2188T Bauer7Jameson TaillonH
Jul 24, 2018PIT4-9L-1689Shane Bieber1.2Joe MusgroveH

Minnesota Twins

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 29, 2018BOS0-3L1499.5Jose Berrios4.2N EovaldiA
Jul 28, 2018BOS4-10L17710.5J Odorizzi5R PorcelloA
Jul 27, 2018BOS3-4L3489L Lynn6C SaleA
Jul 26, 2018BOS2-1W15510K Gibson8Brian JohnsonA
Jul 25, 2018TOR12-6W-1169.5E Santana5Sam GaviglioA

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