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Rays face Minnesota Twins: MLB odds preview and stats

Tampa Bay RaysMinnesota Twins
April 28, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Twins in Minnesota at Target Field on Thursday in baseball odds action.

Anthony Swarzak gets the call for the Minnesota Twins and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Jeff Niemann brings a 0-3 ledger to the game for the Rays as he tries to quiet the Twins bats.

View Tampa Bay vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Twins in this one will find them as -130 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 14-rated Rays taking on the American League's No. 12-rated Twins in this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 14 in the same category at 7.5 per game.

Tampa Bay brings the American League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins' league No. 11-ranked defense.

The Rays were an 8-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +119 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Francisco Liriano and the Twins 8-2 on Wednesday at Target Field.

A few Rays at Twins trends to consider:
Tampa Bay11-3-1 SU in its last 15 games
Tampa Bay5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Tampa Bay4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 4-7-1 SU in its last 12 games ,at home
Minnesota is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing Tampa Bay
Minnesota is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to LA Angels, Friday, April 29
Minnesota at Kansas City, Friday, April 29