Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Prediction 6/19/2024

The Tampa Bay Rays (34-39) travel to face off against the Minnesota Twins (41-32) on Wednesday, June 19th. This game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis and televised on BSN. The Twins are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rays are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Twins. First pitch is set for 6:40 CT.

Rays vs Twins

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It was a back-and-forth game in the most recent game of this Twins vs Rays series. Minnesota went into the matchup as -189 favorites and squeaked out a 7-6 win. Tampa Bay had a chance to tie or take the lead in the 9th inning but could only muster one run.

TB starter Aaron Civale only went 3 2/3 innings and gave up four runs while taking the loss. Pete Fairbanks came out of the bullpen and gave up just one run in two innings of work. Jhoan Duran got the win for the Twins out of the bullpen as Pablo Lopez only went four innings, giving up five earned runs.

Max Kepler and Carlos Correa each had three hits and two RBIs for Minnesota’s offense. Willi Castro also had a two-hit game and drove in three runs. As for the Rays, Josh Lowe hit the game’s only home run and drove in two runs.

The Rays are 5th in the AL East, trailing the Yankees by 16 games. Overall, the Rays are 34-39 heading into today’s road matchup vs. the Twins. They are also 10-17 against other teams in the AL East. Tampa Bay is looking to bounce back, as they have gone just 3-7 over their last 10 games.

At home, the Rays are 19-23 this season and have gone 15-16 on the road. As the favorite, the Rays are 21-20 this season and 13-19 as the underdog. So far, their overall series record is 10-11-2 this year.

Despite a run differential of -1.0 runs per game, the Tampa Bay Rays have been a solid bet against the run line this season, going 30-43 overall. They are 17-14 against the run line on the road, and they have covered in two straight games overall and as an underdog.

The Tampa Bay Rays are on the road today against the Minnesota Twins. The over/under line for the game is set at 7.5 runs. The Rays have had a combined run average of 8.8 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 38-33. When the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, their record is 12-7. The over has hit in four straight games for the Rays.

Taj Bradley Gets The Start For The Rays

Taj Bradley is looking to build off his last outing, where he faced the Cubs and picked up the win. In that June 13th start, he went 7 innings, giving up just 2 hits and no earned runs. Bradley finished with 11 strikeouts in the outing. Looking at his overall numbers, Bradley has made 7 starts, has a record of 2-4, and an ERA of 4.23. Opponents are batting .211 off the right-hander this season. Bradley has made two quality starts this year and is averaging 11.74 strikeouts per nine innings.

Rays Offense Breakdown

Over the past six games, Jose Siri has gone 7/22 with two home runs and three RBIs, while Randy Arozarena has also homered twice in this stretch, but he is batting just .235. Arozarena is batting just .179 for the season, but his 10 homers are tied with Isaac Paredes for the team lead. Paredes also leads the team with 38 RBIs and comes into the game with a batting average of .282.

Currently, the Rays are 26th in the league in scoring at 3.9 runs per game. They have been even worse at home, averaging just 3.7 runs per contest. As a team, the Rays are batting just .232, and their team on-base percentage of .306 is also below the league average. However, they do come into the game with three of their regulars on a hitting streak.

Minnesota is currently 41-32 overall and have won six straight games, and they are 4.5 games behind the Guardians in the AL Central. So far, they have gone 15-11 in divisional games. The Twins have won six straight games, and they took the series opener vs. the Rays.

As the home team, the Twins are 23-14 this year compared to 18-18 on the road. Minnesota has been good as the favorite this year, going 32-16, and they are 9-16 as the underdog. The Twins have an overall series record of 13-8-2 this year, and they have won two straight series.

Minnesota has been a solid bet on the run line this season, going 33-40 overall. The Twins have been a bit better on the road, going 18-18, compared to 15-22 at home. They’ve been a better bet as the underdog, going 12-13, compared to 21-27 as the favorite. Their average run differential is +0.2 runs per game, and they’ve been outscored by 0.5 runs per game at home.

Minnesota is playing at home against Tampa Bay today, and the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs. The Twins have a combined run average of 9.1 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 33-38. The average over/under line in their games is 8 runs, and they are 8-9 in games with a line set at 7.5 runs. So far this season, 65.8% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs, and they are currently on a two-game over streak.

Joe Ryan Gets The Start For The Twins

Twins starter Joe Ryan has made 14 appearances this year and has a record of 5-5 to go along with an ERA of 3.24. In his 14 starts, he has turned in 10 quality starts and is averaging 9.42 strikeouts per nine innings. Ryan most recently faced the Athletics, where he picked up the win, going seven innings and giving up two earned runs. Before that outing, he had lost two straight starts. The right-hander has been much better on the road, coming in with a 2.72 ERA compared to 4.17 at home.

Twins Offense Breakdown

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Carlos Santana and Ryan Jeffers are currently tied for the team lead in home runs, with 11 and are also the top two Twins hitters in terms of RBIs. However, both players are batting under .240 for the season, with Jeffers hitting just .234 and Santana at .238. Willi Castro has been a solid contributor at the plate, hitting .265 with five homers and 21 RBIs.

Carlos Correa is on a nine-game hitting streak and has been on fire over his last six games, going 17/28 with three homers and eight RBIs. Royce Lewis has also been swinging a hot bat for the Twins, going 8/21 with three homers in his last five games.

Rays vs Twins Prediction

Our prediction for this Twins vs. Rays matchup is to take the Twins to get the win at home. A potential payout for the Twins on the money line is -163, and we have the Twins taking this one by a score of 6-5.

Another way you could look to play this one is by taking the over, as the line is sitting at 7.5 runs. We have this one finishing with 11 total runs, giving you some room to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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