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MLB betting line favors Rays over Twins

Minnesota TwinsTampa Bay Rays
April 15, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds


The visiting Twins hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

For the Rays, Wade Davis gets the ball, charged with keeping the Twins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Nick Blackburn, 1-1 on the year.

View Minnesota vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as -125 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 3.6 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 14 lineup of the Twins at 3 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Rays on April 14. Bettors who backed the Rays at -128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Twins got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Tampa Bay on Thursday; it was a 4-3 final at Tropicana Field in MLB wagering action.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Twins at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 21 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 16