Tampa Bay Rays vs. Betting Tips, Tips & Trends minnesota twins

The Tampa Bay Rays (12-9) and Minnesota Twins (12-9) will meet on Sunday at Tropicana Field beginning at 1:10 pm ET.

The favorite Rays (-150 money line odds) play at home against the Twins (+129). The Tampa Bay Rays will start Josh Fleming (2-2, 3.48 ERA) for their third win of the season, and the Twins will counter Josh Winder.

Cody Stashak (1.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K) recorded 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 RBIs. Shane McClanahan (5.0 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 11 K) took the loss for the Rays.

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

Odds and betting lines Tampa Bay Rays vs. minnesota twins

Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Typical bookmaker. Odds updated Sunday at 11:03 am ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, go to USA TODAY Sports Bets Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Rays (-150, bet $150 to win $100)
  • helpless: Twins (+129, bet $100 to win $129)
  • Below: 7.5

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Lightning statistics and trends

Rays betting records

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

Josh Fleming (Likely Starter for the Rays)

  • The Rays’ Fleming will make his second start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance came in relief Tuesday when he pitched two innings out of the bullpen against the Seattle Mariners, allowing no earned runs and allowing four hits.
  • He has pitched in four games this season with a 4.50 ERA, a 5 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 1,750 WHIP.
  • The Twins rank 20th in the 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.

Lightning Batting Statistics

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

Twin Statistics and Trends

Twins betting records

  • The Twins have won in five of the 10 contests in which they have been named odds underdogs this year.
  • Minnesota has been listed as a +129 or better underdog twice this season and has split those games.
  • The money line set for this matchup implies that the Twins have a 43.7% chance of emerging victorious in the contest.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have passed 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 have had a set line this season.

Josh Winder (Likely Holder of the Twins)

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

Twins batting statistics

  • The Twins are averaging 1.1 home runs per game to rank eighth in the MLB with 23 total home runs.
  • So far this year, the Twins rank 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 an on-base percentage of .311.
  • The Twins strike out 9.1 times per game to rank 23rd in the league.

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