Indians Vs Twins: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 23, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 23, 2021

The Cleveland Indians (24-19) are -137 favorites to take Game 3 of their series with the Minnesota Twins (16-29) on Sunday at 1:10 PM ET. The teams enter the matchup with the series record tied at 1-1, and the underdog Twins are listed with +117 odds to win the rubber match and take the series victory. Zach Plesac starts for Cleveland while Minnesota will counter with J.A. Happ.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 23, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Indians vs Twins Betting Lines

Indians Betting Insights

  • This season, the Indians have won 14 out of the 23 games, or 60.9%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Cleveland is 9-5 this season when entering a game favored by -137 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 55.6% chance of a victory for the Indians.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Indians and their opponents are 6-4 when it comes to hitting the over.

Indians Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 3.2
HR 12
ERA 4.81
K/9 9.8

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Twins Betting Insights

  • The Twins have come away with four wins in the 13 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Minnesota has been victorious three times in five chances when named as an underdog of at least +117 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Twins have a 44.4% chance of pulling out a win.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Twins and their opponents have combined to clear the total eight times.

Twins Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 4.2
HR 14
ERA 4.98
K/9 8.4

Twins Probable Pitcher – J.A. Happ

  • Happ (2-2 with a 5.35 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Twins, his eighth of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Monday, the left-hander threw 3 2/3 innings against the White Sox, allowing six earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • The 38-year-old has put together a 5.35 ERA and 5.1 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games this season, while allowing a batting average of .239 to opposing hitters.
  • Happ is looking to secure his fourth start of five or more innings this season in this matchup.
  • The Twins were named the moneyline underdog for one Happ start this season — they lost.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 23, 2021 at 2:24 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Indians Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 24-19
Home 11-8
Road 13-11
vs LHP (Starters) 9-10
vs RHP (Starters) 15-9
Day Games 1-2
Night Games 23-17

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Indians Probable Pitcher – Zach Plesac

  • Plesac (4-3) will take to the mound for the Indians and make his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, when he gave up five earned runs and allowed seven hits in seven innings against the Angels.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this season, the 26-year-old ranks 14th in WHIP.
  • Plesac has six starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • His team has a record of 2-2 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 23, 2021 at 2:24 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Twins Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 16-29
Home 8-15
Road 8-14
vs LHP (Starters) 5-10
vs RHP (Starters) 11-19
Day Games 4-9
Night Games 12-20

Indians Hitting Stats

  • The Indians are 13th in baseball with 54 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
  • The Indians average 1.1 homers per game when playing at home this season (21 total in home contests).
  • Cleveland has hit 12 home runs during the past 10 games.
  • Jose Ramirez is batting .268 this season with a team-high 12 home runs.
  • Franmil Reyes leads Cleveland in runs batted in with 29 while batting .257 with 11 homers.

Twins Hitting Stats

  • The Twins rank sixth in Major League Baseball with 61 home runs.
  • They have won 10 of the 15 games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • Minnesota has 14 homers over its last 10 games.
  • Nelson Cruz leads the Twins in home runs (10) and runs batted in (24).
  • Josh Donaldson is batting .241 with seven doubles, five home runs and 20 walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Indians (-137)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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