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(23-30) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins (16-38)
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
Projected Pitchers: Drew Smyly vs Tyler Duffey
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -118
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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A pair of struggling teams conclude their three-game series in Minnesota as the Twins host the Tampa Bay Rays.
Drew Smyly and Tyler Duffey, two pitchers who have been absolutely terrible lately, will face each other in the rubber game.
Tampa Bay Rays
Despite a starting rotation that includes Jake Odorizzi and Chris Archer, the Tampa Bay Rays find themselves in last place in the AL East.
The lack of offense from the Rays has been astounding, despite being 4th in the majors in home runs.
Last week, the Rays allowed just one hit against the New York Yankees and still managed to lose 2-1. And for most of the season, that’s how it’s gone for Tampa Bay.
Drew Smyly will toe the rubber for the Rays in this one. Smyly comes in with a 2-7 record despite owning a WHIP of just 1.18. He also has a K/BB ratio of more than 4/1, so you can see how much the lack of run support has really affected him this year.
Smyly hasn’t done himself any favors lately, though.
Over his last three starts, he’s given up 16 runs and the Rays have lost all three games.
The first-third of this season has been an absolute nightmare for the Minnesota Twins, who exceeded so many expectations last season.
The Twins weren’t expecting to be 20 games under .500 at the beginning of June, but that’s exactly where they find themselves.
Aside from Miguel Sano who’s been an absolute monster, Minnesota has had zero run support this year. The Twins rank 28th in runs, 24th in slugging and 22nd in homers.
The Twins will send Tyler Duffey to the mound, and boy has he looked awful over his last few starts.
After allowing just five earned runs over his first four starts, Duffey has been shelled for 17 runs in his last three.
He will be a critical part of this staff in the future, and the Twins need him to find that spark he had when the season began.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
- Rays O/U is 10-2-1 in their last 13 road games.
- Rays are 1-4 in Smyly’s last five starts.
- Twins are 2-5 in Duffey’s starts.
- Twins are 9-16 at home.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Prediction:
Neither of these teams are tearing it up at the plate, but both of these pitchers have been absolutely horrible lately. Tampa Bay has been involved in a bunch of over totals on the road, and their bats seem to do better when they’re not playing at Tropicana Field.
Both of these teams are struggling at the moment, and it really is a coin toss as to who will win. Either way, over the total is well in play.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 8.5
Though both offenses are struggling, a pair of gas cans make this total very enticing. The fact that Tampa Bay has been an over machine on the road helps to validate that hunch.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 7-5
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