Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Guardians odds, tips and betting trends | June 22

In the second game of a three-game series at Target Field, the Cleveland Guardians (35-28) face the Minnesota Twins (38-31), Wednesday at 7:40 PM ET.

The Twins are a home favorite (-150) versus the Guardians (+128). The Minnesota Twins will hand the ball to Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.09 ERA), who is looking for win No. 4 on the season, and the Guardians will counter with Triston McKenzie (4-5, 2.96 ERA).

Yesterday, the Guardians picked up a 6-5 victory over the Twins, with Trevor Stephan (1.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 K) earning the win for the Guardians. Josh Naylor went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the offensive attack. Griffin Jax (1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 K) took the loss for the Twins.

Before the Twins vs. Guardians matchup, here is everything you need to prepare for Wednesday’s baseball action.

Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Guardians Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Twins (-150, bet $150 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Guardians (+128, bet $100 to win $128)
  • Over/under: 8.5

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Twins Stats and Trends

Twins Betting Records

  • This season, the Twins have been favored 41 times and won 26, or 63.4%, of those games.
  • Minnesota is 13-5 this season when entering a game favored by -150 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Twins, based on the moneyline, is 60%.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the total in 32 of their 69 chances.
  • The Twins have an ATS record of 32-37-0 in 69 games with a spread this season.

Sonny Gray (Twins Probable Starter)

  • The Twins’ Gray (3-1) will make his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander allowed three hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings pitched against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.
  • The 32-year-old has pitched in eight games this season with a 2.09 ERA and 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .184.
  • In eight starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in three of them.
  • Gray has pitched five or more innings in four straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Guardians rank 18th in MLB with 289 runs scored this season. They have a .249 batting average this campaign with 50 home runs (27th in the league).
  • The right-hander has allowed the Guardians to go 4-for-17 with a home run and two RBI in 4 1/3 innings this season.

Twins Batting Stats

  • The Twins rank 11th in Major League Baseball with 78 home runs.
  • Hitters for the Twins rank eighth in the majors with a combined .408 team slugging percentage.
  • Minnesota’s .251 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking eighth in MLB.
  • The Twins have scored the 12th-most runs in the league this season with 305 (4.4 per game).
  • Minnesota is among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking sixth with an OBP of .323.
  • The Twins rank 17th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.4 whiffs per contest.

Guardians Stats and Trends

Guardians Betting Records

  • The Guardians have been victorious in 17, or 47.2%, of the 36 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This year, Cleveland has won eight of 19 games when listed as at least +128 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Guardians have an implied victory probability of 43.9% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 33 of their 68 opportunities.
  • The Guardians have an against the spread mark of 37-31-0 in 68 games with a line this season.

Triston McKenzie (Guardians Probable Starter)

  • The Guardians will send McKenzie (4-5) out for his 12th start of the season. He is 4-5 with a 2.96 ERA and 61 strikeouts over 70 innings pitched.
  • The righty last appeared on Thursday against the Colorado Rockies, when he tossed 6 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up seven hits.
  • The 24-year-old has a 2.96 ERA and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 12 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .185 to his opponents.
  • McKenzie is trying to build upon a second-game quality start streak in this outing.
  • McKenzie will try to go five or more innings for his 10th straight appearance. He’s averaging 5.3 innings per outing.
  • He will face a Twins offense that ranks 12th in the league with 305 total runs scored while batting .251 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .408 slugging percentage (eighth in MLB action) and has hit a total of 78 home runs (11th in the league).
  • McKenzie has thrown seven innings, giving up three earned runs on three hits while striking out four against the Twins this season.
  • The 24-year-old’s 2.96 ERA ranks 24th, .929 WHIP ranks seventh, and 7.8 K/9 ranks 34th among qualifying pitchers this season.

Guardians Batting Stats

  • The Guardians have hit the fourth-fewest home runs in MLB play this season (50).
  • This season, the Guardians are 18th in baseball, slugging .387.
  • Cleveland ranks 10th in the majors with a .249 batting average.
  • Averaging 4.6 runs per game (289 total), the Guardians are the 18th-highest scoring team in MLB action.
  • Cleveland is 17th in baseball with a .311 on-base percentage.
  • The Guardians strike out the least in baseball, averaging 7.0 per game.

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