Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Guardians - 6/28/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Guardians - 6/28/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Guardians (36-32) vs Minnesota Twins (41-33)

Game Info: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 1:10 pm / 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)

Zach Plesac (2-5) (4.17) vs Devin Smeltzer (4-1) (3.05)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians / Minnesota Twins --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Guardians face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Progressive Field. In the first game of this series, it was the Twins that secured the 11-1 victory. 

The Twins come into this game with a 42-33 record overall and they have won three games in a row. Over the last three starts the Twins have given up only four runs total, and they are going to need strong pitching again in this game. The Twins pitching overall this season is giving up four runs per game which is 9th in the league. Byron Buxton has hit 19 home runs and driven in 35 RBIs so far this year. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Guardians who sit with a 36-33 record overall and have lost four games in a row. Over the last four games, Cleveland has given up nine runs total and they need the offense to be better in this game. Over Cleveland is averaging 4.53 runs per game which is 11th in the league. Jose Ramirez has hit 16 home runs and driven in 63 RBIs so far this season. 

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On the mound for the Twins in Game 1 is Devin Smeltzer who sits with a 4-1 record and an ERA of 3.05. In his last start against Cleveland, he went six innings giving up three hits and zero runs. 

On the mound for the Guardians in Game 1 is Zach Plesac who sits with a 2-5 record and an ERA of 4.17. In his last start against the Twins, he went six innings giving up three hits and one run. 

Getting the start for the Twins in Game 2 is Josh Winder who sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 3.68. His last appearance came on May 17th against Oakland and he went 3.2 innings giving up nine hits and five runs. 

The Guardians are 0-4 in their last four games overall. Cleveland is 5-2 in their last seven games against the American League Central. The over is 5-1-1 in Cleveland’s last seven games on Tuesday. The under is 4-1-1 in the Twins last six road games. 

In Game 1 I expect runs to be hard to come by. Cleveland’s offense has been an issue coming into this game, and they are going to struggle against Smeltzer who gave up zero runs in his last start. Plesac is coming off a start where he gave up one run. This game is going to be lower scoring and the under will cash. 

In Game 2 it will be Cleveland that secures the victory. Josh Winder is coming back from injury, and he wasn’t exactly impressive when he was pitching earlier in the season. I also don’t expect Winder to go deep in this game, and I don’t trust the Twins offense. Back Cleveland on the money line.

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Shane’s Pick Game 1: Under / Game 2: Cleveland ML

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