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Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Rays get a visit from the Minnesota Twins in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
It's a pitching duel between Matt Moore for the Rays (12-3 on the year) and Michael Pelfrey for Minnesota (4-6 so far).
The Rays - Twins odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 5 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 14 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.5 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -183 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota lost in extra innings against the Rays on Wednesday as Tampa Bay edged them 4-3 at Tropicana Field.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 10-0
After a win are 9-1
A few Twins at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
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 at home against Minnesota
Minnesota at NY Yankees, Friday, July 12
Tampa Bay home to Houston, Friday, July 12