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Twins open as moneyline underdog vs Rays

Minnesota TwinsTampa Bay Rays
April 16, 4:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

4-9TEAM RECORD5-8

The visiting Twins hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The match puts starter Scott Baker for the Twins on the hill facing Jeff Niemann for the Rays. Baker brings a 0-2 mark to the game, while Niemann is 0-2 to date on the season.

View Minnesota vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rays in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -130 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 9 in the American League at 8 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Minnesota brings the American League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' league No. 6-ranked defense.

The Twins were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -129 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota suffered a 5-2 loss against Tampa Bay on Friday, as Nick Blackburn wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Tropicana Field.

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

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Twins at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 21 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, Sunday, April 17

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