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MLB BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Minnesota Twins will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Target Field.

Righthander Chris Archer will take the mound for the Rays to start this game. Archer is 8-7 this season with a 3.19 ERA.

Archer's opponent in this one will be Kevin Correia. The Twins righthander has a 4.30 ERA to go along with a 9-11 record this season.

The Rays were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -106 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Twins were an 8-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -182 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Minnesota has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 79-66 SU
Minnesota: 63-82 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 9-1
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After playing Oakland are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Minnesota home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, September 14