Indians vs Twins Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 15 (9/15): MLB

Indians vs Twins Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 15 (9/15): MLB

  • Ajay
  • Ajay
  • Sep 15, 2021, 9:12:33 PM

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Odds
Time 7:40 p.m. EST
Indians money line -108
Indians run line -1.0 (+125)
Twins money line -112
Twins run line +1.0 (-149)
Over / under 9 (-110)

 

Key stats
  Indians Twins
Record 70-73 64-82
Road / home record 34-37 34-39
Last 10 record 3-7 5-5
Streak L1 W1
Over / under record 74-64-5 81-58-7
Runs / game 4.34 4.49
Runs allowed / game 4.55 5.18

 

Preview

The AL Central divisional matchup of 2nd vs 5th continues tonight as the Indians wrap up their road trip to the Twins at Target Field tonight.  The series is currently split at one game apiece.  The Indians are some way off postseason contention despite sitting 2nd in the division.  They've only won one of their last five and lost 2-1 in their last road series in Boston.  The Twins are on the verge of playoff elimination officially, but will still want to claim this series at home.  Their win last night snapped a three-game slide and was only the second win in the last seven games. 

Pitching matchup

Indians

Cal Quantrill (5-3, 3.04 ERA) Third-year pitcher Cal Quantrill gets his 20th start of the season.  His 2.25 ERA in 2020 is the best of his three years in that majors.  In 2021, he also has a 1.20 WHIP.  He's already pitched 130.1 innings and has 106 strikeouts compared to 42 walks and has 44 ERs off 114 hits.  He's made five appearances against the Twins in 2021, giving up 19 hits for ten ERs with 16 strikeouts and five walks over 20 innings pitched. 

Twins

Griffin Jax (3-3, 6.72 ERA) The rookie Griffin Jax will take the ball for his 11th start of the season for the Twins.  Jax's ERA in 2021 is 6.72 and his WHIP is 1.37.  He has 48 ERs off 64 hits in 64.1 innings this season.  Ten of those hits came in two games against the Indians this season where he has five ERs, five strikeouts and four walks. 

Prediction

These teams will put points on the board as they battle it out for bragging rights. They both have covered he over more times than not this season, so the over / under at 9 can be exceeded tonight.

PICK: Over 9 (-110)

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