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Tampa Bay Rays home to Twins in baseball betting action

Minnesota TwinsTampa Bay Rays
July 9, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

37-49TEAM RECORD50-40

Tampa Bay will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Minnesota Twins pay a visit to Tropicana Field.

The match puts starter Kyle Gibson for the Twins on the hill facing Chris Archer for the Rays. Gibson brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Archer is 2-3 to date on the season.

View Minnesota vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Minnesota before the first pitch in this match found them as +-151-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 14-rated Twins taking on the American League's No. 5-rated Rays in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Twins average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 14-rated defense.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Rays on July 8. Bettors who backed the Rays at -159 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Twins endured a 7-4 loss at the hands of the Rays on Monday, with Samuel Deduno throwing 6 innings of 10-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

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

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
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 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 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 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, July 10