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Minnesota TwinsTampa Bay Rays
July 8, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

37-48TEAM RECORD49-40

The Tampa Bay Rays look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Twins arrive at Tropicana Field on Monday.

Tampa Bay sends Fausto Carmona out against Samuel Deduno for the Twins in this game. Carmona is 4-10 with a 4.95 ERA on the season, while Deduno is 4-3 on the year and has a 3.47 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -150 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rays rated this week at No. 5 and the Twins sitting at No. 14.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

The Twins were a 11-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -156 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Blue Jays, who beat them 11-5 on Sunday behind a start from Todd Redmond at Rogers Centre.

The Rays were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -240 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Chicago on Sunday at Tropicana Field behind starter David Price.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Twins at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
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 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, July 9