Twins Vs Indians: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – September 15, 2021

Posted By Staff on September 15, 2021

Josh Donaldson has 99 hits this season, and will try to collect his 100th when the Minnesota Twins (64-82) play the Cleveland Indians (70-73) on Wednesday at 7:40 PM ET. Griffin Jax starts for Minnesota (-120 to win) while Cleveland (+100) will counter with Cal Quantrill.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 15, 2021, 7:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Twins vs Indians Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Jax (MIN) Pitcher Quantrill (CLE)
3 – 3 W/L 5 – 3
64.1 IP 130.1
6.72 ERA 3.04
1.370 WHIP 1.200
7.1 K/9 7.3
3.4 BB/9 2.9

Twins Probable Starter Griffin Jax

  • Jax (3-3) gets the starting nod for the Twins in his 11th start of the season. He’s put together a 6.72 ERA in 64 1/3 innings pitched, with 51 strikeouts.
  • In his last time out on Saturday, the righty threw six innings against the Royals, giving up four earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • He will match up with an Indians team that is batting .235 as a unit (27th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .404 (17th in the league) with 180 total home runs (13th in MLB action).
  • The Twins were favored on the moneyline for two Jax starts this season — they split the games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 15, 2021 at 7:43 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Indians Stats vs Jax

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Amed Rosario 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 1.000
Bradley Zimmer 5 .400 2 1 2 .400 1.400
Austin Hedges 5 .400 2 0 3 .400 .800
José Ramírez 5 .200 1 0 1 .200 .400
Myles Straw 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Oscar Mercado 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Owen Miller 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Franmil Reyes 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Andrés Giménez 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167
Harold Ramirez 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Indians Probable Starter Cal Quantrill

  • Quantrill (5-3) will take the mound for the Indians, his 20th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Thursday, when he threw 7 2/3 innings against the Twins, giving up one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • The Twins have scored 655 runs this season, which ranks 13th in MLB. They are batting .241 for the campaign with 205 home runs, fifth in the league.
  • His team is 2-9 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 15, 2021 at 7:43 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Quantrill

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Josh Donaldson 12 .500 6 1 4 .500 1.250
Luis Arraez 10 .400 4 0 1 .455 1.255
Jorge Polanco 9 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Max Kepler 8 .125 1 1 2 .222 .722
Andrelton Simmons 8 .125 1 0 0 .125 .250
Miguel Sanó 7 .286 2 1 1 .375 1.089
Ryan Jeffers 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650
Nick Gordon 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .900
Jake Cave 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Benjamin Rortvedt 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins’ offense is averaging 4.6 runs in home games while pushing across 4.4 per game away from Target Field.
  • The Twins rank 13th in runs scored with 655, 4.5 per game.
  • The Twins have been favored on the moneyline 78 total times this season. They’ve finished 36-42 in those games.
  • Minnesota is 31-39 (winning 44.3% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -120 or shorter.
  • Minnesota has played in 145 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 80 times (80-58-7).
  • Minnesota has a 3-3 record across the six games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
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Indians Betting Trends

  • The Indians have scored 620 runs (4.3 per game) this season, which ranks 21st in MLB.
  • In 71 road games this season, they’ve scored 4.4 runs per contest compared to the 4.3 per game they average at home.
  • The Indians have won 32, or 40%, of the 80 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Cleveland is 26-42 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +100 or more on the moneyline.
  • Cleveland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 70 of their 140 opportunities.
  • Cleveland has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 2-5 in those contests.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Jorge Polanco has put up a team-high 30 home runs and 88 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualified batters in baseball, Polanco’s 147 hits rank 21st, his 30 HR rank 17th, his 88 RBI rank 21st, and his .518 SLG ranks 11th.
  • Donaldson is batting .246 with 22 doubles, 22 home runs and 61 walks.
  • Donaldson falls outside the MLB leaders in hits and batting average among the qualified hitters in MLB play.

Twins Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 529 .278 89 30 88 .332 .850
Miguel Sanó 412 .218 61 27 66 .304 .765
Josh Donaldson 402 .246 61 22 62 .343 .808
Andrelton Simmons 390 .223 36 3 30 .285 .562
Max Kepler 377 .210 54 17 47 .306 .725
Luis Arraez 375 .288 51 2 37 .352 .725
Ryan Jeffers 238 .202 25 13 34 .275 .683
Willians Astudillo 196 .245 17 7 21 .270 .663
Byron Buxton 175 .291 32 14 24 .333 .944
Nick Gordon 154 .240 15 2 13 .295 .633

Indians Players to Watch

  • Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in home runs with 33 and runs batted in with 89.
  • Ramirez ranks 24th in SLG (.539), 11th in HR (33), and 19th in RBI (89) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Franmil Reyes is batting .252 with an OBP of .321 and a slugging percentage of .534 this season.

Indians Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Ramírez 484 .256 94 33 89 .335 .874
Franmil Reyes 365 .252 51 28 75 .321 .855
Myles Straw 325 .262 44 2 34 .339 .665
Harold Ramirez 297 .266 30 6 33 .301 .705
Austin Hedges 248 .177 25 8 28 .219 .517
Bradley Zimmer 246 .236 35 7 30 .345 .699
Bobby Bradley 197 .218 32 12 33 .307 .754
Yu Chang 189 .212 26 7 27 .246 .648
Oscar Mercado 165 .230 20 4 12 .302 .666
Myles Straw 163 .276 26 2 11 .372 .740

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