Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Guardians - 9/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cleveland Guardians (78-66) vs Minnesota Twins (72-72)

Game Info: Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 1:40 pm (Progressive Field)

Cody Morris (0-1) (2.79) vs Joe Ryan (11-8) (3.83)

Betting Odds: Cleveland Guardians -135 / Minnesota Twins +105 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Guardians face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Progressive Field. Tie Guardians have won the first three games o this series including in the 15th inning on Saturday. 

The Twins come into this game with a 72-73 record overall but the last month they have taken themselves out of the playoff race. The Twins are averaging 4.32 runs per game while their defense is giving up 4.21 runs per game. Far too often the Twins have had runners in scoring position and haven’t been able to take advantage. Jose Miranda has hit 15 home runs and driven in 64 RBIs so far this season. 

The Guardians come into this game with a 79-66 record overall and this is a team that could make some noise in the playoffs. The Guardians have leaned on their pitching this season and they are giving up 3.94 runs per game. The offense has been inconsistent, but the last month they have seemed to score more regularly. Jose Ramirez has hit 28 home runs and driven in 112 RBIs. 

On the mound for the Twins will be Joe Ryan who sits with an 11-8 record and an ERA of 3.83. In his last start against the Kansas City Royals, he went seven innings giving up zero hits and zero runs. 

On the mound for the Guardians will be Cody Morris who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 2.79. In his last start he went 3.2 innings giving up one hit. 

The Guardians are 8-1 in their last nine games on grass. The Twins are 4-0 in Ryan’s last four starts against the American League Central. The under is 5-1 in the Twins last six games. 

There is no doubt that Ryan has been strong this season, but there is no chance I am trusting the Twins to give him a whole lot of run support. Too often the Twins have struggled with runners in scoring position nad htye are going to struggle to get the bats going against Cody Morris. Back the Guardians on the money line to cash. 

Shane’s Pick Guardians ML

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