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Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

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

Bartolo Colon gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday; he's 6-10 on the season. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Jake Odorizzi, who will be looking to improve on his 7-7 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -154 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 10, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-4.2 victory for the Twins. 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

Tampa Bay (69-70) will face the 71-66 Twins in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Minnesota injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 10-ranked Tampa Bay Rays and the No. 2-rated Minnesota Twins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 23 ranked offense (4.35 runs per game) against a Minnesota Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 22 at 4.99 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 8.34 hits per game, less than the Minnesota Twins have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

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. 22 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in Jose Berrios's start, as they lost 11-4 against Tampa Bay on Monday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games at home
  • 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 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, September 6th