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Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

Minnesota TwinsTampa Bay Rays
April 20, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds


The Tampa Bay Rays battle the visiting Minnesota Twins on Friday in MLB betting action at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter Matt Moore in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Minnesota counters with Liam Hendriks, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

View Minnesota vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tampa Bay opened as -185 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Rays - Twins odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 9 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 12 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 3 in the American League at 9.2 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 11 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 5.4 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

The Twins were a 7-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -205 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 7-6 on Thursday behind a start from Philip Hughes at Yankee Stadium.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 9-4 winner on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Henderson Alvarez and the Blue Jays 9-4 on Thursday at Rogers Centre.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Twins at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 21