Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians - 7/30/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Indians (4-2) at Minnesota Twins (4-1)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 7:07 pm (Target Field)
Shane Bieber (1-0) (0.00) vs. Jose Berrios (0-0) (11.25)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +100 / Cleveland Indians -110 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins meet Thursday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Indians have allowed four or less runs in all six games this season. The Indians have won 10 of their last 12 games when allowing four or less runs. Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 10 hits and five RBI while Cesar Hernandez and Francisco Lindor have combined for 12 hits and five RBI. Shane Bieber gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Bieber is 3-0 with a 4.14 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win to build on a three-game winning streak. The Twins pitched a shutout on Wednesday and have allowed a combined five runs in their last three games. The Twins have allowed five or less runs in four of their first five games. Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with eight hits and 11 RBI while Luis Arraez and Jorge Polanco have combined for 12 hits and seven RBI. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 11.25 ERA and one strikeout this season. Berrios is 5-2 with a 3.92 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 26-9 in their last 35 during game 1 of a series, 47-20 in their last 67 games as a favorite and 58-28 in their last 86 Thursday games. The Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games, 39-17 in their last 56 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 games as an underdog. The under is 4-1 in Indians last 5 overall. The over is 20-7 in Twins last 27 Thursday games. The Indians are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota.
Both of these teams have played well through the first week and the Minnesota Twins are usually deadly offensively at their home park. However, Bieber is the better pitcher in this matchup and was absolutely dominant in his season debut. Berrios has been a bit up and down dating back to last season and he had his struggles in his season debut. I'll take the Cleveland Indians and the cheap price due to the starting pitching advantage.