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Rays face Minnesota Twins: MLB odds preview and stats

Tampa Bay RaysMinnesota Twins
July 5, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Target Field on Tuesday as host Minnesota battles the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball odds action.

Minnesota hands the ball to starter Scott Baker in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-5 mark on the year. Tampa Bay counters with James Shields, who will try to quiet the fans and the Twins bats at the same time.

View Tampa Bay vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Twins as +115 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 9-rated Rays taking on the American League's No. 14-rated Twins in this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

The Rays were a 7-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +142 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Brian Duensing in a losing cause, 7-0, against Minnesota on Monday.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 9-1
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Rays at Twins trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Wednesday, July 6