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2021 MLB Handicapping
(58-76) Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays (85-50)
Date: Sunday, September 5th, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Projected Pitchers: Griffin Jax (MIN) vs. Luis Patino (TB)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins +170 Rays -222
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Twins +1.5, Rays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Twins will be in Florida to take on the Rays for game 3 Sunday at 1:10 ET. Game 2 is Saturday at 4:05 ET.
Griffin Jax is going for the Twins and Luis Patino is going for the Rays.
Tampa won game 1 by a score of 5-3.
The Twins have really struggled this year. They have not lived up to expectations that were given to them.
This club is in last place of the American League Central with a record of 58-76. They trail the White Sox by 19.5 games.
Before this series, the Twins got swept in a 2 game series with the Cubs. In those games, the Twins scored 1 run and allowed 6 runs.
Randy Dobnak went 7 innings and allowed 5 earned runs on Friday.
Griffin Jax is 3-3 with an ERA of 6.71. His last start was against the Brewers where he went 5 innings and allowed 6 earned runs. Milwaukee won that game 6-2.
The pitching has really struggled for this team. They have an ERA of 4.96 which is 27th best overall.
Their offense has been good for the most part. They are scoring 4.51 runs per game which is 16th best overall.
Minnesota has hit 187 home runs which is 6th best overall.
Tampa Bay Rays
Once again, the Rays are having another good season. They have been one of the best teams in baseball.
This club is 1st in the American League East with a record of 85-50. They lead the Yankees by 6.5 games.
Tampa Bay split a 4 game series with the Red Sox before this series. In those games, the Rays scored 16 runs and allowed 13 runs.
Michael Wacha was sharp on Friday. He went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on.
Luis Patino is 4-3 with an ERA of 4.24. His last start was against the Red Sox where he went 5.2 innings and allowed 1 earned run. Tampa won that game 6-1.
The pitching has been very good for this team. They have an ERA of 3.70 which is 6th best in the majors.
Their offense has also been very impressive. The team is scoring 5.31 runs per game which is the best in the league.
Tampa Bay has hit 180 home runs which is 8th best overall.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Twins are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Twins are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series.
- Twins are 2-6 in their last 8 road games.
- Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 games overall.
- Rays are 66-19 in their last 85 home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Rays are 43-15 in their last 58 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Rays are 39-14 in their last 53 during game 3 of a series.
- Rays are 38-14 in their last 52 games overall.
Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
I look for the Rays to keep rolling. I just cannot see them losing to Minnesota based on how both teams have been playing.
Tampa is the better team and I feel they will take care of business here. I do not give the Twins must chance in this one. I also like that the Rays are playing at the Trop, somewhere they have played very well at.
I look for Patino to pitch better than Jax and to get his team a win.
I will play the Rays on the run line here.
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