Rays vs. Twins Prediction
Will the Tampa Bay Rays continue their recent win streak when they go on the road to face the Minnesota Twins tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, July 12, 2018
8:10PM ET – Target Field
TV: FSN (Min); SUN (TB)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Twins are listed with odds of +105 at home, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 85 percent going on Tampa on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Tampa Bay is coming off a sweep of the Tigers at home for their fifth straight victory. The Rays are now 48-44 overall and 22-27 on the road. Tampa is averaging just 3.98 runs per game at the plate, but holding opponents to just 3.80 runs per contest.
Blake Snell gets the start for the Rays this evening. He has started 19 games this season and has a 12-4 record with a 2.09 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. Somehow Snell was selected for the All-Star game despite racking up 132 strikeouts with 44 walks over 116.0 innings.
Twins getting hot
The Twins are coming off taking two of three at home from the Royals and they have won six of their last seven entering the weekend. Minnesota is now 41-49 overall and 26-21 at home. The Twins are scoring 4.30 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.57 per contest.
Kyle Gibson is getting the start for the Twins this evening. Gibson has pitched 18 games this year and has a 3-6 record with a 3.59 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. Gibson has pitched 107.2 innings this year and has 105 strikeouts with 46 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are just 5-14 in their last 19 road games and 3-12 in their last 15 road games against a right-handed started. However, they have won Snell’s last four starts.
The Twins have lost seven straight against a winning team and they are just 3-7 in Gibson’s last 10 starts.
The Rays haven’t been great on the road lately, but Snell being on the mound should give them a boost. With him being left off the All-Star roster, I sense Snell will be motivated to show everyone why he should be there next week. Gibson has been trending downward from his nice start. While this could be a low-scoring game, I think the Rays find a way to sneak out the victory.
The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -115