Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, MLB Baseball Odds, Las Vegas Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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71-66, 2nd in American League Central September 5, 7:10 PM | Turf of Tropicana Field 69-70, 4th in American League East
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN Sun (Tampa Bay), FSN North (Minnesota)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Bartolo Colon (6-10, 6.25 ERA) vs. Rays RH Jake Odorizzi (7-7, 4.85)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Minnesota Twins [B. Colon -R] +1½ -155 +127 Ov 9½ +100
Tampa Bay Rays [J. Odorizzi -R] -1½ +135 -137 Un 9½ -120
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A winning streak will be on the line for the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday when they battle the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

Colon has made a positive impact since coming to Minnesota, especially of late where he has gone 4-1 with a 3.18 ERA over his last six starts as the Twins triumphed in five of those. The Dominican Republic native, who owns 239 career victories, struck out a season-high eight while allowing three runs on 10 hits over six innings in a victory against the Chicago White Sox last time out. Dickerson is 3-for-3 with a triple versus Colon, who is 9-6 with a 4.07 ERA lifetime against the Rays.

Odorizzi earned the victory last time out while permitting three runs, four hits and three walks over five innings to end a five-game winless drought. The 27-year-old Illinois native has completed more than five innings once in his past six starts, yielding 20 runs and 20 walks over 26 1/3 frames during that span. Brian Dozier and Eddie Rosario have homered versus Odorizzi, who gave up two runs and seven hits across 5 2/3 innings of a no-decision against Minnesota on May 27.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Rays listed as 137-money line favorites versus the Twins, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½ according to Mybookie.agblacklogo-132x42

The Tampa Bay Rays made a big statement that they are still a serious playoff contender in the series opener and look to build off that momentum when they host the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday in the second of a critical three-game set. The Rays registered 13 hits – five for extra bases – to earn an 11-4 victory Monday and pull within three games of the Twins for the second wild-card spot in the American League.

Logan Morrison belted his seventh homer in eight games while Evan Longoria (three RBIs) and Corey Dickerson (3-for-4, two doubles, one homer, two RBIs) broke out of mini-slumps with big nights for Tampa Bay. Rays right-fielder Steven Souza Jr. (neck, back) is day-to-day after leaving Monday’s game, but his team will need a big effort regardless from right-hander Jake Odorizzi on Tuesday when he faces 44-year-old Bartolo Colon. Minnesota leads the Los Angeles Angels by a half game for the AL’s second wild card after losing for the third time in four games while giving up 16 runs in its last two contests. Veteran Joe Mauer takes a season-high 13-game hitting streak and a great history at Tampa Bay into Tuesday’s contest while emerging star Byron Buxton is 12-for-23 with three homers and 10 RBIs while hitting safely in six straight for the Twins.

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1. Buxton became the fourth Twins player to steal 20 straight bases Monday and is two away from the club record held by Matt Lawton and Chuck Knoblauch.

2. Tampa Bay CF Kevin Kiermaier is 25-for-66 with 14 runs scored, three homers and 12 RBIs in 16 games since coming off the disabled list in mid August.

3. Mauer has reached base in 32 of his 33 career games at Tropicana Field (50-for-129) and is one RBI from passing Justin Morneau (860) for fifth on the club’s all-time list.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Tampa Bay Rays will win outright at -137 and the game will go over 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Rays 7, Twins 5 at bovada-logo-top-book.

4.94 RUNS 4.35
4.99 RUNS AGNST 4.33
-0.05 DIFF 0.02
$793 MONEY -$468
4.66 TEAM ERA 4.03
8.80 OFF HITS 8.34
3.75 OFF WALKS 3.42
8.26 OFF Ks 9.55
9.26 DEF HITS 8.17
3.04 DEF WALKS 3.12
7.23 DEF Ks 8.14
Buddy Boshers P 15-Day Disabled List
Phil Hughes P 60-day Disabled List
Glen Perkins P 15-Day Disabled List
Trevor May P 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Milone P 15-Day Disabled List
Danny Santana OF 15-Day Disabled List
Desmond Jennings OF 15-Day Disabled List
Oswaldo Arcia OF 15-Day Disabled List
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Minnesota’s last 16 games when playing Tampa Bay
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay’s last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay’s last 16 games when playing Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota’s Overall Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Overall Defense 4.9 5 4.3 4
Minnesota’s Away Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Home Defense 4.8 5 4.0 2
Minnesota’s Road ERA vs Tampa Bay’s Home ERA Allowed 4.3 4 4.2 12
Tampa Bay’s Overall Scoring vs Minnesota’s Overall Defense 4.4 12 5.0 11
Tampa Bay’s Home Scoring vs Minnesota’s Road Defense 4.3 13 4.5 4
Tampa Bay’s Home ERA vs Minnesota’s Road ERA Allowed 3.7 4 4.2 5
Twins are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Twins are second worst in K’s per game with 8.8.
Twins have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.9 runs per game.
Twins have the worst hits allowed in the league, allowing 9.8 per game.
Twins are the third best in base on balls allowed, allowing 2.8 per game.
Twins trail the league in K’s with 6.1 per game.
Rays lead the league in walks with 3.6 per game.
Rays have the best hits allowed in the league, allowing 8.1 per game.
Rays are third in the league in striking out opponents with 8.1 per game.


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