Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins odds, tips and betting trends

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The Tampa Bay Rays (12-9) and Minnesota Twins (12-9) will battle on Sunday at Tropicana Field, starting at 1:10 PM ET.

The favored Rays (-150 moneyline odds) play at home against the Twins (+129). The Tampa Bay Rays will give the start to Josh Fleming (2-2, 3.48 ERA) looking for win No. 3 on the season, and the Twins will counter with Josh Winder.

Cody Stashak (1.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K) registered a win in the Twins’ 9-1 victory over the Rays yesterday. Kyle Garlick led the way offensively, going 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI. Shane McClanahan (5.0 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 11 K) was handed the loss for the Rays.

To prepare for this Rays vs. Twins showdown, here is everything you need to prepare for Sunday’s MLB action.

  • Favorite: Rays (-150, bet $150 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Twins (+129, bet $100 to win $129)
  • Over/under: 7.5

Rays Betting Records

  • This season, the Rays have been favored 18 times and won 11, or 61.1%, of those games.
  • Tampa Bay is 6-5 this season when entering a game favored by -150 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Rays have a 60% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Tampa Bay and its opponents have hit the over in eight of their 21 games with a total this season.
  • The Rays are 8-13-0 against the spread this season.

Josh Fleming (Rays Probable Starter)

  • The Rays’ Fleming will make his second start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance came in relief on Tuesday when he threw two innings out of the bullpen against the Seattle Mariners, giving up no earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • He has pitched in four games this season with an ERA of 4.50, a 5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.750.
  • The Twins rank 20th in MLB with a .226 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 16th in the league (.376) and 23 home runs.

Rays Batting Stats

  • The Rays have hit 19 homers this season, which ranks 16th in the league.
  • Fueled by 56 extra-base hits, the Rays rank 13th in MLB with a .384 slugging percentage this season.
  • Tampa Bay’s .240 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking ninth in MLB.
  • The Rays rank 15th in the league with 87 total runs scored this season.
  • Tampa Bay has the 11th-best on-base percentage in MLB this season (.317).
  • The Rays rank 18th with an average of 8.9 strikeouts per game.

Twins Stats and Trends

Twins Betting Records

  • The Twins have won in five of the 10 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Minnesota has been listed as an underdog of +129 or more on two occasions this season and split those games.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Twins have a 43.7% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Minnesota and their opponents have gone over in eight of their 21 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Twins are 10-11-0 against the spread in their 21 games that had a posted line this season.

Josh Winder (Twins Probable Starter)

  • Winder gets the call to start for the Twins, his first of the season.
  • The 25-year-old right-hander has three appearances in relief this season.
  • In three appearances this season, he has compiled a 3.48 ERA and averages 4.4 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .189 against him.
  • The Rays have scored 87 total runs this season, making them MLB’s 15th-ranked scoring offense so far this season. As a team they have a .240 batting average while hitting 19 home runs (16th in the league).

Twins Batting Stats

  • The Twins average 1.1 home runs per game to rank eighth in MLB play with 23 total home runs .
  • So far this year, the Twins are 16th in baseball with a .376 slugging percentage.
  • Minnesota has the 20th-ranked batting average in the league (.226).
  • The Twins score the 17th-most runs in baseball (85 total, 4.0 per game).
  • Minnesota ranks 14th in baseball with a .311 on-base percentage.
  • The Twins strike out 9.1 times per game to rank 23rd in the league.
Author: Lucy Green