Friday, April 17, 2015
Target Field in Minneapolis
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Probable Pitchers: (R) Kluber, C (0-1) vs. (R) Pelfrey, M (0-0)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Minnesota Twins on Friday at Target Field in Minneapolis.
The Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. They are 17-7 in Kluber's last 24 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance and 35-17 in Kluber's last 52 starts. The under is 4-0 in the Indians last 4 games following an off day and 4-1-1 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
The Twins are 18-41 in their last 59 during game 1 of a series and 36-90 in their last 126 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. They are 1-4 in Pelfrey's last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record and 2-9 in Pelfrey's last 11 starts on grass. The over is 9-2-1 in the Twins last 12 home games vs. a right-handed starter and 20-5-1 in their last 26 home games.
Head-to-head, the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The Indians are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Minnesota.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The run differential for the Cleveland Indians is -0.9
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The run differential for the Minnesota Twins is -3.4
Injuries to Watch
04/16/15 P Carlos Carrasco Jaw probable for next scheduled start Monday vs. Chicago White Sox
04/13/15 LF Michael Brantley Back out indefinitely
04/12/15 C Yan Gomes Knee 15-day DL (4/12)
04/06/15 P Josh Tomlin Shoulder 60-day DL (3/29)
04/05/15 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 60-day DL (4/6)
04/05/15 1B Nick Swisher Knee 15-day DL (4/2)
04/05/15 2B Zach Walters Oblique 15-day DL (3/27)
04/10/15 P Ricky Nolasco Elbow 15-day DL (4/9)
04/04/15 P Ervin Santana Suspension expected to miss 80 games
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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