Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians - 8/1/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians - 8/1/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians (5-3) at Minnesota Twins (5-2)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)

Carlos Carrasco (1-0) (3.00) vs. Kenta Maeda (1-0) (3.60)

The Line: Minnesota Twins -120 / Cleveland Indians +105 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins meet Saturday in MLB action at Target Field.

The Cleveland Indians look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Indians have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Indians have lost three of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 12 hits and five RBI while Cesar Hernandez and Francisco Lindor have combined for 16 hits and seven RBI. Carlos Carrasco gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 7-10 with a 4.10 ERA and 125 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

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The Minnesota Twins look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Twins have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their first seven games. The Twins have won five of their six games this season when scoring at least one run. Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with nine hits and 11 RBI while Jorge Polanco and Luis Arraez have combined for 15 hits and seven RBI. Kenta Maeda gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Maeda’s first career game against the Indians.

The Indians are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series, 2-10 in their last 12 games as an underdog and 0-7 in their last 7 Saturday games. The Twins are 9-3 in their last 12 games as a home favorite, 23-8 in their last 31 Saturday games and 37-14 in their last 51 games as a favorite. The under is 4-0 in Indians last 4 overall. The under is 4-0 in Twins last 4 home games. The Indians are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.

Both of these teams are off to strong starts this season and you could argue the Indians have the edge here with Carrasco on the hill. However, the Minnesota Twins are just so tough to bet against at their home field with their consistent offense, and they've won five of the six games this season when scoring at least once. The Cleveland Indians also haven't cashed many recent tickets in the underdog role. I'll lay the cheap price with the Twins here. 

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Twins -120

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.