Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Friday April 17th, 2015. At 8:10 PM EST.
The (3-5) Cleveland Indians of the American League Central Division will take a trip to the “TWIN CITIES” for a three-game series. Cleveland will play the (3-6) Minnesota Twins also of the AL Central in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Target Field near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Cleveland Indians are going to compete for a playoff spot in 2015. Minnesota will finish at the bottom of the American League. The opening betting line has Cleveland as a -140 road favorite; the betting total is at 7′ runs for Friday’s game.
The 2015 Cleveland Indians have lost four of five. Cleveland ended a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 home win vs. The Chicago White Sox on Wednesday April 15th. The Indians were swept at home by Detroit last weekend. Twenty-eight batters have crossed the plate for Cleveland so far this season. First Baseman Carlos Santana leads the team in all five major offensive categories. The Indians won’t return to Northeast Ohio until later this month. Left Fielder Michael Brantley is questionable for Friday’s game with a back injury. First baseman Nick Swisher is on the 15-day disabled list with a bad knee. Right Hander Corey Kluber (0-1) with a 2.63 ERA to the pitcher mound for the 2015 Baseball Picks game one at Minnesota. Kluber threw six innings, giving up seven hits and two runs in a 9-6 home loss to Detroit on April 11th. Cleveland is 11-4 their last fifteen in Minnesota. Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Cleveland Indians at 30/1 to win the 2015 MLB World Series.
The 2015 Minnesota Twins have won their last two games. The Twins beat Kansas City 8-5 in a matinee on Thursday April 16th. The Minnesota offense has only manufactured eighteen runs in nine games this season. Joe Mauer is the team leader with a .281 batting average, 4 RBI’S, nine hits and an on-base percentage of .351. The First baseman is getting his “SWAG” back. The Twins start a three-game set at Kansas City on Monday April 20th. Minnesota will send Right Hander Mike Pelfrey (0-0) with a 7.20 ERA. Pelfrey had a no-decision his last outing in a 4-5 loss to Chicago on April 11th. The betting odds over the total are 10-1 Minnesota last eleven on Friday’s. The betting odds over the total are 21-5-1 Minnesota last twenty-seven at Target Field. The Minnesota Twins are 55/1 to win the 2015 American League Title.