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MLB Betting Line Favors the Tampa Bay Rays over the Minnesota Twins

The Tampa Bay Rays look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Minnesota Twins arrive at Tropicana Field on Tuesday.

Minnesota puts its faith in starter Ervin Santana to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-4. Getting the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays is Nathan Karns, who owns a 7-5 record on the season with a 3.44 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup found them as -138 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-3.9 win for the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

62-62 Tampa Bay battles the Twins, currently with a 63-61 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins odds would favor the Rays if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and its No. 29-rated batting order, averaging 3.71 runs per nine innings, against the No. 10 line up of the Minnesota Twins at 4.3 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the No. 21 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota needed extra innings to get the job done against the Orioles on Sunday as the Twins defeated them 4-3 at Camden Yards.

Tampa Bay suffered a 8-2 loss against Oakland on Sunday, as J Odorizzi wasn't able to lead his team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, August 26th