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Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Highlights MLB Odds Menu

The visiting Minnesota Twins hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Drew Smyly gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 1-2 mark. In the other dugout, Tommy Milone brings a 6-3 ledger to the game for the Minnesota Twins as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Minnesota Twins were 145 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-4 victory 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

62-64 Tampa Bay battles the Twins, currently with a 65-61 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Minnesota injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 12 and the Minnesota Twins sitting at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 25 ranking for hits at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Minnesota Twins are rated No. 21 in the same category at 8.41 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the No. 28-rated road mark, allowing 4.88 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins struck out early and often against C Archer in their last game, but still managed to come out ahead on the scoreboard, striking out 12 times in a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 14 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Houston, Friday, August 28th
Tampa Bay home to Kansas City, Friday, August 28th