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Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

Tampa Bay RaysMinnesota Twins
April 27, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Odds

11-11TEAM RECORD9-12

MLB wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs Tampa Bay battle on Wednesday at Target Field as the Twins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Minnesota hands the ball to starter Francisco Liriano in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-3 mark on the year. Tampa Bay counters with Wade Davis, who will try to quiet the fans and the Twins bats at the same time.

View Tampa Bay vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as -128 favorites. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Twins) and the No. 14 (Rays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.4 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (7.5 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Rays at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Thursday, April 28

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