Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins Betting Preview
The Cleveland Indians are all set to square off against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. As playoff races heat up, well, these two teams could likely care less. Neither have much of a shot.
The Twins traded away most of their talent at the trade deadline after failing to put up much of a race against the White Sox. Many aficionados thought the Twins would make the playoffs, even compete for the division this season.
After moving on from half of their pitching staff from a season ago and sending franchise player Francisco Lindor to the Mets in the offseason, not many expected the Indians to do much this season.
Many expect superstar Jose Ramirez to find himself on another team before he ever dons a Guardians uniform.
The Indians are going to Eli Morgan on Tuesday night, while the Twins look to Bailey Ober to get the win. Neither pitcher has fared well this season.
The action is set to get started at 8:10 EST on Monday night and can be viewed on Bally Sports TV. The Twins are favored by 1.5 in the game.
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Future Guardians are Playing for the Future
Much like the opposition, Cleveland continues to see what they have in the tank for next season. We kind of feel like these two teams’ odds against one another were formulated before the trade deadline.
The Twins are not 1.5 runs better than the Indians at the moment, especially on a night they put Bailey Ober on the mound. The Indians covered the 1.5 run spread last night, but still took the 5-4 loss.
Indians starter Eli Morgan has made 10 starts on the season. His ERA is well over 6. Morgan is 1-5 in his starts and has allowed 35 earned runs in 48.1 innings pitched.
Outside of Jose Ramirez, the Indians just don’t have much offensively. That being said, Ramirez is a better option than pretty much anyone on the post-deadline Twins squad.
Better Luck Next Year, Twins
I’m fairly certain that Twins fans say this every season, but better luck next season. After overplaying a season ago, they underplayed big time this season.
Now that they have traded away half their bats and their best starter, we aren’t sure how many wins this team has left in the tank. They likely have even fewer 1.5 run covers left in the tank.
Twins’ starter Bailey Ober has been quite a bit better than Eli Morgan on the season, but he hasn’t exactly been lights out either.
Ober has started 13 games this season, has a 4.52 ERA, and somehow, only a 1-1 record. He looks to record his second win of the season tonight against the Indians.
To do that, he needs someone on the Twins offense to step up. They were able to put up 5 runs last night and may need to again.
Morgan Grabs a Win
BetUS has the Twins favored by 1.5 runs on Tuesday night. As we said, Vegas seems to be pulling the Twins’ odds from before the trade deadline.
While the odds on the Twins -1.5 are nice, we trust the Indians at +142 on the moneyline even more. Not to mention, the odds are slightly better on this bet.
Cleveland’s offense is able to outperform that of Minnesota on Tuesday evening. And make you a little bank while they’re at it.
Head to BETUS and take the Indians on the moneyline. They get the job done tonight. Indians +142.