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Twins vs Indians, Braves vs Nationals & More MLB Series Prices – September 13

Jake Odorizzi
The Minnesota Twins will likely need another big outing from starter Jake Odorizzi when they open a three-game weekend series against the rival Cleveland Indians. Photo by Keith Allison (Wikimedia Commons) [CC License].
  • The Cleveland Indians continue their late-season drive towards the top of the AL Central standings as they host the Minnesota Twins as -215 favorites on the MLB series prices
  • The Indians have pulled to within 3.5 games of the struggling Twins while posting wins in four straight contests
  • The Washington Nationals hope to stay hot at the plate as they host the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves as -145 favorites on the MLB series prices

Divisional rivalries highlight the schedule as the MLB season enters the home stretch. The Cleveland Indians look to close in on the Minnesota Twins in the hunt for top spot in the AL Central, while the Washington Nationals aim to pad their lead atop the NL Wild Card standings in a weekend set with the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves.

We have odds for each of these new series as well as every other series kicking off on Friday.

Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians Series Odds

Team Odds
Minnesota Twins +185
Cleveland Indians -215

*All odds taken 9/13/19

Indians Set Sights on AL Central Lead in Crucial Matchup With Twins

The Cleveland Indians will try to close the gap in the hunt for first place in the AL Central standings when they open a three-game weekend series with the division-leading Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

The Indians have won four in a row to move to within 3.5 games of Minnesota with just over two weeks left on the schedule. The Indians return home after closing out a six-game road trip in dominating fashion, completing the sweep of a three-game set with the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday with a 4-3 win.

The club effectively shut down opponents while going 5-1 on the road, including a series victory in Minnesota last weekend. Cleveland has allowed just 2.33 runs per game over its past six outings, fueling a steady 7-0 run for the “Under” in run totals betting.

Despite their recent surge, the Indians have yet to be rewarded at the sportsbooks. The club remains a lengthy +500 longshot on the MLB futures to overtake Minnesota and claim a fourth straight AL Central title. However, the Indians have enjoyed regular success at home against Minnesota, going 9-5 in 14 meetings since August of last year.

Twins vs Indians Probable Starting Pitchers


Jake Odorizzi September 13 Aaron Civale
TBD September 14 Mike Clevinger
Jose Berrios September 15 Shane Bieber

The Twins stumble into Cleveland after dropping two of three to the visiting Washington Nationals, and have now failed to record consecutive wins during a shaky 3-5 run. Minnesota pitchers have continued to struggle to shutdown opposing hitters.

The club surrendered 18 total runs in its final two dates with the Nationals, capped by a 12-6 loss in Thursday’s series finale. Minnesota hitters have also struggled at the plate, scoring just two runs in five of their past eight outings, and powering a 9-1 run for the “Under” on the run totals.

Despite their recent woes, the Twins have remained steady on the road, going 20-6 in 26 contests away from Target Field since the MLB All-Star Break, and undefeated in eight straight road series. However, the club will likely need a big outing from starter Jake Odorizzi on Friday night to have chance to win this series.

Odorizzi has gone undefeated in five road starts since the beginning of July, and has surrendered just four total earned runs over 22.1 innings in four starts against Cleveland this season, tallying a 2-0 record.

Pick: Indians (-215)

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Series Odds

Team Odds
Atlanta Braves +125
Washington Nationals -145

Nationals Aim to Extend NL Wild Card in Home Clash With Braves

The Washington Nationals hope to cement their position atop the NL Wild Card standings on Friday, when they open a three-game series against the visiting Atlanta Braves. The Nationals helped their own cause earlier this week, with a decisive series victory over the Minnesota Twins.

The club has now posted wins in three of four contests to snap a four-game slide, and sits 3.5 games up on both the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs in the hunt for the top NL wild card. Washington hitters have rediscovered their form at the plate during the club’s surge.

With Thursday’s 12-6 victory over Minnesota, the Nationals have now tallied 27 total runs over their past four contests, a run that began with a 9-4 win in Atlanta in the finale of last weekend’s four-game set with the Braves.

And while the Nationals opened September with a series loss to the visiting New York Mets, they have otherwise enjoyed home cooking, going 10-4 in their past 14 at Nationals Park. However, the club has struggled when the Braves come to town, going 2-4 over a pair of series losses this season.

Braves vs Nationals Probable Starting Pitchers


Mike Soroka September 13 Max Scherzer
Mike Foltynewicz September 14 Austin Voth
Max Fried September 15 Anibal Sanchez

The Braves roll into Washington sporting a commanding lead atop the NL East standings, 8.5 games up on the second-place Nationals, but have been plagued by inconsistency this week. Starting with last Sunday’s loss to Washington, Atlanta is just 2-3 over its past five contests after splitting a four-game series in Philadelphia.

The stingy defense that marked a 17-2 run that ended last weekend has been missing in action during their mini-swoon. After surrendering just 2.89 runs per game over their recent 19-game tear, the Braves surrendered 27 total games over their past five outings. The club has also been prone to streakiness on the road, going 12-9 in their past 21 while posting wins in just one of their past four road series.

Pick: Nationals (-145)

Additional MLB Series Odds

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Pittsburgh Pirates +290
Chicago Cubs -350
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New York Yankees -335
Toronto Blue Jays +280
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Los Angeles Dodgers -115
New York Mets -105
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Baltimore Orioles +100
Detroit Tigers -120
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Oakland A’s -175
Texas Rangers +155
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Milwaukee Brewers +190
St. Louis Cardinals -220
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Houston Astros -650
Kansas City Royals +500
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San Diego Padres -110
Colorado Rockies -110
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Cincinnati Reds +115
Arizona Diamondbacks -135
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Tampa Bay Rays -150
Los Angeles Angels +130
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Chicago White Sox +100
Seattle Mariners -120
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Miami Marlins +215
San Francisco Giants -255
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