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Tampa Bay Rays visit Minnesota Twins in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Minnesota Twins host Tampa Bay on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 16-37 mark against the 22-30 Rays in MLB betting odds action at Target Field.

Ricky Nolasco will take the mound for the Minnesota Twins, and he'll carry a 2-3 record into the contest. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays; he's 2-3 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Twins were listed as 112 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.7-4.3 win for the Twins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota (16-37) will face the 22-30 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game puts the Minnesota Twins, most recently No. 23 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Rays, who rate a No. 14 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota Twins No. 27 ranked offense (3.74 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 at 4.29 runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have been averaging 8.26 hits per game, more than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8.08 hits on average).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.69 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 at home, scoring 3.67 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Twins, who beat them 6-4 on Thursday behind a start from P Hughes at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 10 games
  • Minnesota is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Saturday, June 4th