Cleveland Continue Playoff March Versus Twins
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by Bovada - 8/28/2018 12:16 PM Share
This has been a disappointing year overall for the American League Central. All five teams have failed to beat the baseball odds, but someone has to win the division, and it looks like that someone will be Cleveland (74-56, minus-14.76 betting units). The Tribe will host the second-place Minnesota Twins (61-69, minus-10.52 units) this Thursday at 1:10 PM ET.

Mike Clevinger (3.30 ERA) will get the start for Cleveland, and while the third-year northpaw has pitched very well overall, big chalk and the Tribe's weak bullpen have left Clevinger 11.06 units in the red on a team record of 11-15. Seven of his 16 quality starts turned sour for Cleveland, including his last outing, Friday's 5-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals (+185 at home).

The Twins respond with Jake Odorizzi (4.38 ERA), a veteran right-hander who came over from the Tampa Bay Rays during the offseason. Odorizzi has struggled somewhat in today's flyball-heavy landscape, leading Minnesota to a 12-15 record and a deficit of 3.36 units. He's also getting just four runs per game in support; the Under is 16-10-1 in Odorizzi's 27 starts thus far, compared to 12-11-3 for Clevinger.

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