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Minnesota Twins home to Rays in baseball betting action

Tampa Bay RaysMinnesota Twins
April 26, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Minnesota and Tampa Bay on Tuesday, with the host Twins trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Minnesota hands the ball to starter Francisco Liriano in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-3 mark on the year. Tampa Bay counters with Wade Davis, who will try to quiet the fans and the Twins bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Twins as -130 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 12-ranked Twins and the American League No. 14-rated Rays in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 14-rated American League offense, averaging 3.4 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 4 in the American League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (7.5 hits per game).

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 4-rated defense.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +125 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. James Shields silenced the Blue Jays bats in a 2-0 victory last time out versus Toronto at Rogers Centre.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-3 winner at home against the Indians. Bettors on Minnesota at -129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Twins enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Indians on Sunday, with Carl Pavano throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Target Field.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Rays at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Wednesday, April 27