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A winning streak will be on the line for the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday when they battle the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

The Rays will trot Alex Cobb out to the mound in this one. Right hander Cobb has a 4-6 record and a 4.14 ERA this season.

The Twins will counter Cobb with Kyle Gibson. Right hander Gibson has a 3.92 ERA to go along with a 8-7 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Rays as -115-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game's total opened at 7.5

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 13-5 winner as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at +121 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Rays were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 44-53
Tampa Bay is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road

Team record: 44-50
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Minnesota Saturday, July 19