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Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Guardians odds, tips and betting trends | May 15

In the final game of a three-game set at Target Field, the Cleveland Guardians (16-16) play the Minnesota Twins (19-15), Sunday at 2:10 PM ET.

The Twins are favored (-143 on the moneyline) when they square off against the Guardians (+123). The Minnesota Twins will hand the ball to Joe Ryan (3-2, 2.76 ERA) looking for win No. 4 on the season, and the Guardians will counter with Triston McKenzie (2-2, 2.76).

Yesterday, the Guardians picked up a 3-2 victory over the Twins, with Nick Sandlin (1.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 K) registering the win for the Guardians. Andres Gimenez went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead the offensive showing. Jharel Cotton (1.0 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 K) picked up the loss for the Twins.

Here’s everything you need to prepare for Sunday’s Twins vs. Guardians action.

Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Guardians Odds and Betting Lines

Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Sunday at 2:04 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Twins (-143, bet $143 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Guardians (+123, bet $100 to win $123)
  • Over/under: 7.5

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Twins Stats and Trends

Twins Betting Records

  • The Twins have won 13, or 68.4%, of the 19 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Minnesota has entered 11 games this season favored by -143 or more and is 10-1 in those contests.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 58.8% chance of a victory for the Twins.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the total in 13 of their 34 chances.
  • The Twins are 14-20-0 ATS in their 34 games with a spread this season.

Joe Ryan (Twins Probable Starter)

  • The Twins will send Ryan (3-2) to the mound for his seventh start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs in four innings pitched on Tuesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Houston Astros.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched in six games this season with an ERA of 2.56, a 2.583 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.011.
  • In six starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in three of them.
  • Ryan has made three starts of five or more innings in six chances this season, and averages 5.1 frames when he pitches.
  • The Guardians rank fourth in MLB with a .253 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks sixth in the league (.402) and 30 home runs.

Twins Batting Stats

  • The Twins’ 35 home runs rank eighth in Major League Baseball.
  • Hitters for the Twins rank 10th in the majors with a combined .391 team slugging percentage.
  • Minnesota ranks 10th in MLB with a .240 team batting average.
  • The Twins rank 18th in the league with 134 total runs scored this season.
  • Minnesota has an OBP of .317 this season, which ranks 11th in MLB.
  • The Twins are ranked 20th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.

Guardians Stats and Trends

Guardians Betting Records

  • The Guardians have been underdogs in 26 games this season and have come away with the win 12 times (46.2%) in those contests.
  • Cleveland has a win-loss record of 6-10 when favored by +123 or worse by oddsmakers this year.
  • The Guardians have an implied victory probability of 44.8% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Cleveland’s games have gone over the total in 21 of their 35 opportunities.
  • The Guardians have posted a record of 19-16-0 against the spread this season.

Triston McKenzie (Guardians Probable Starter)

  • McKenzie (2-2) takes the mound first for the Guardians in his sixth start of the season. He’s put together a 2.76 ERA in 29 1/3 innings pitched, with 30 strikeouts.
  • His most recent appearance was on Saturday, May 7 against the Toronto Blue Jays, when the right-hander tossed six innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • The 24-year-old has put up an ERA of 2.76, with 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings in six games this season. Opponents are batting .206 against him.
  • McKenzie is aiming for his third quality start in a row.
  • McKenzie is aiming for his fourth straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 4.3 frames per start.
  • He will take the hill against a Twins offense that is hitting .240 as a unit (10th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .391 (10th in the league) with 35 total home runs (eighth in MLB play).

Guardians Batting Stats

  • The Guardians rank 16th in baseball with 30 total home runs.
  • So far this season, the Guardians rank sixth in baseball with a .402 slugging percentage.
  • Cleveland’s .253 batting average is fourth-best in MLB.
  • The Guardians score the seventh-most runs in baseball (156 total, 4.9 per game).
  • Cleveland’s .320 on-base percentage is seventh-best in baseball.
  • The Guardians strike out 7.5 times per game, the third-fewest mark in the league.

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