Andrew Albers faces Matt Moore in MLB odds action
Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Odds
The Minnesota Twins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Rays invade Target Field on Saturday.
Matt Moore, with a record of 15-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Twins trot Andrew Albers to the mound in this one. He is 2-2 so far in 2013.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Twins as +148 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Twins - Rays odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 15 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 7 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 7 in the American League at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 13 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Twins on September 13. Bettors who backed the Rays at -161 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chris Archer chucked 6 shutout innings at the Twins in their last game, striking out 7 in a 3-0 win against Minnesota in baseball action at Target Field.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 9-1
After playing Minnesota are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7
A few Rays at Twins trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games
Minnesota is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games at home
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Sunday, September 15