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Minnesota Twins Starter Philip Hughes Out to Silence Tampa Bay Rays Bats in MLB Contest

The Minnesota Twins host Tampa Bay on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 19-16 mark against the 20-16 Rays in MLB betting odds action at Target Field.

It's a pitching duel between Philip Hughes for the Minnesota Twins (2-4 on the year) and Jake Odorizzi for Tampa Bay Rays (3-2 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Minnesota Twins as -112 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-4.4 victory for the Twins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

19-16 Minnesota battles the Rays, currently with a 20-16 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Minnesota Twins and the league No. 5-ranked Tampa Bay Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota Twins No. 10-rated offense, averaging 4.54 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays defense that ranks No. 5 at 3.53 in runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have averaged 8.83 hits per game so far, more than Tampa Bay Rays batters have averaged on the year (7.78 hits per game).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 at home, scoring 5.82 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 6-1 final on Thursday in support of Erasmo Ramirez at Tropicana Field.

Minnesota got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Thursday, suffering a 13-1 humiliation against Detroit.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Saturday, May 16th

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