Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins - 8/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Twins (54-54) at Cleveland Indians (49-58)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
M Pelfrey (5-7) (3.65) vs. Cody Anderson (2-3) (3.37)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -158 / Minnesota Twins +148 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-North, SportsTime Ohio
The Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins face off on Friday at Progressive Field for game one of their MLB series of American League Central teams.
The Cleveland Indians have been a disappointment this season as they sit in last place in the AL Central. The Indians are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 20-32 at home, and they are 14.5 games behind the Royals in the AL Central standings. As a team the Indians are hitting .248 with Jason Kipnis hitting .326, Michael Brantley hitting .303, and Carlos Santana hitting .223. The Indians pitching staff has an ERA of 3.83 with the starters at 4.11 and the bullpen at 3.22. For game one against the Twins the Indians start Cody Anderson who has allowed 41 hits and 17 earned runs while striking out 18 over 45.1 innings for a 2-3 record and a 3.38 ERA.
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The Minnesota Twins have lost their last five games as they are watching their post season hopes fade. The Twins are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 20-31 on he road this season, and they are 9.5 games behind the Royals in the AL Central. As a team the Twins are hitting .248 with Joe Mauer hitting .267, Trevor Plouffe hitting .253, and Brian Dozier hitting .248. The Twins pitching staff has an ERA of 4.01 with the starters at 3.98 and the bullpen at 4.06. For game one against the Indians the Twins start Mike Pelfrey who has allowed 130 hits and 48 earned runs while striking out 56 over 118.1 innings for a 5-7 record and a 3.65 ERA.
Cleveland is 3-7 in Friday games, 1-8 in their last nine home games, and 1-6 in their last seven games against the AL Central. Minnesota is 2-5 against a team with a losing record, 1-7 in their last eight road games, and 0-4 in Pelfrey’s last four starts.
Cleveland is such a bad home team it is just tough to lay these kind of odds with them so my free pick here is the Twins.