Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Betting Analysis & Odds (05/17/2024)

Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Betting Analysis & Odds (05-17-2024)

So far, the top teams in the American League East are the Cleveland Guardians, Minnesota Twins, and Kansas City Royals. While the Royals are a baseball-betting odds surprise, the Guardians and Twins are not. Minnesota and Cleveland are in the AL Central race more consistently than any other entry in the division. Gamblers are impressed with Cleveland’s improved run production and bullpen. In like manner, Minnesota is scoring consistently but relies more on starting pitching. Most importantly, gamblers appreciate both clubs’ value in the early going.

Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Betting Information

Date and Time:Friday, May 17, 2024, 7:10 p.m. ET
Location:Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH
TV Coverage:Apple TV
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
TeamSpreadTotalML
Twins+1½ -2008½ EV+106
Guardians-1½ +1708½ -120-116
Bet Now on this Game

Twins at Guardians SBG Betting Odds Analysis

So far this season, Minnesota is +391 against the moneyline and +348 against the runline. Minnesota is trending slightly over the sportsbook total this season. By contrast, this season, Cleveland is +747 against the moneyline and +845 against the runline. Cleveland is trending slightly over the total this season.

Minnesota Twins Overview

Overall, the Minnesota Twins are 24-16 straight up and 20-19-1 over/under the total. Minnesota is second behind the Cleveland Guardians in the American League Central Division standings. Minnesota is 0.5 games behind the Guardians in the American League Central Division race. Late on, the Twins have covered four out of their last five games. The Twins have exceeded the total in four of their previous six matchups.

Minnesota has MLB metrics of 8th for runs production, 8th for OPS, and 12th for home runs. Additionally, Minnesota ranks 17th for earned run average, 8th for WHIP, 8th for quality starts, and 3rd for fewest errors committed. Also, Minnesota ranks 13th for bullpen ERA.

Accordingly, Ryan Jeffers leads the Twins with 21 runs, 12 doubles, nine home runs, 30 RBI, and a .988 OPS.

Cleveland Guardians Overview

The Cleveland Guardians are 25-16 straight up and 21-18-2 over/under the total. Cleveland is first in the American League Central Division standings. Cleveland is a half-game ahead of the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central Division race. Late on, the Guardians have covered two out of their last six games. The Guardians have gone under the total in five of their previous eight matchups.

To summarize, Cleveland has MLB metrics of 11th for runs production, 15th for OPS, and 10th for home runs. Additionally, Cleveland ranks 9th for earned run average, 10th for WHIP, 26th for quality starts, and 15th for fewest errors committed. Also, Cleveland ranks 1st for bullpen ERA.

Overall, Josh Naylor leads the Indians with 22 runs, eight doubles, 11 home runs, 30 RBI, and a .919 OPS.

Twins at Guardians SBG Free Pick

Overall, the Guardians beat the MLB odds in 13 of their last 20 games with Minnesota. Cleveland and Minnesota went under the total in 14 of their last 20 matchups. Specifically at Cleveland, the Guardians got the cash in seven of their last 11 matchups with Minnesota. Four of the last six games between the Guardians and Twins went under the total at Cleveland. In this situation, with both teams relatively even, Minnesota will offer more value as the quality road team.

Twins at Guardians SBG Best Bet: Minnesota Twins.

To the Top