Rays Vs Twins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 29, 2022

Written By Staff on April 28, 2022

The Minnesota Twins (11-8) will attempt to keep a seven-game winning streak intact when they visit the Tampa Bay Rays (11-8) on Friday at 7:10 PM ET. Tampa Bay’s (-135 to win) Corey Kluber and Minnesota’s (+114) Dylan Bundy will take the mound first.

The betting facts in the following article are based off odds valid as of April 29, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Rays vs Twins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kluber (TB) Pitcher Bundy (MIN)
0 – 1 W/L 3 – 0
14.2 IP 15.1
3.68 ERA 0.59
1.568 WHIP 0.717
7.4 K/9 7
3.1 BB/9 0.6

Rays Probable Starter Corey Kluber

  • Kluber (0-1) takes the mound for the Rays in his fourth start of the season. He has a 3.68 ERA in 14 2/3 innings pitched, with 12 strikeouts.
  • The righty last appeared on Friday against the Boston Red Sox, when he threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up 11 hits.
  • The 36-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.68, with 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings, in three games this season. Opponents have a .000 batting average against him.
  • The opposing Twins offense has a collective .223 batting average, and is 22nd in the league with 135 total hits and 17th in MLB play with 75 runs scored. It has the 17th-ranked slugging percentage (.365) and ranks seventh in home runs (20) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 29, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Kluber

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Carlos Correa 22 .136 3 1 2 .174 .492
Miguel Sanó 22 .136 3 0 1 .240 .422
Max Kepler 16 .188 3 1 1 .235 .735
Jorge Polanco 15 .200 3 1 3 .250 .717
Gary Sánchez 13 .308 4 2 4 .308 1.154
Byron Buxton 9 .222 2 0 1 .222 .555

Twins Probable Starter Dylan Bundy

  • The Twins’ Bundy (3-0) will make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he allowed four hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Chicago White Sox.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in three games this season with an ERA of .59, 7 strikeouts per nine innings and an opponent batting average of .000.
  • The Rays rank 12th in MLB with 80 runs scored this season. They have a .244 batting average this campaign with 16 home runs (17th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 29, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Bundy

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kevin Kiermaier 18 .333 6 2 7 .368 1.090
Brett Phillips 9 .333 3 1 1 .333 1.111
Ji-Man Choi 8 .375 3 0 1 .500 1.000
Brandon Lowe 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Mike Zunino 3 .000 0 0 0 .400 .400
Yandy Díaz 1 1.000 1 0 2 .667 1.667
Manuel Margot 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have won 10 of the 16 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (62.5%).
  • Tampa Bay has an 8-5 record (winning 61.5% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -135 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Rays’ implied win probability is 57.4%.
  • Tampa Bay has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total eight times this season for an 8-11-0 record against the over/under.
  • The Rays have gone 7-12-0 against the spread this season.
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Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have been underdogs in eight games this season and won four (50%) of those contests.
  • Minnesota has a record of 1-3 when they’re set as an underdog of +114 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Twins have a 46.7% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the total in seven of their 19 chances.
  • In 19 games with a spread this season, the Twins are 9-10-0 ATS.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Wander Franco has racked up a slugging percentage of .587 and has 23 hits, both team-high numbers for the Rays. He’s batting .307 with seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and three walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Franco’s batting average ranks 26th, his on-base percentage ranks 71st, and he is 11th in the league in slugging.
  • Yandy Diaz has two doubles, a home run and 12 walks while batting .294, and leads his team with a .438 OBP.
  • Among the qualified, Diaz ranks 37th in batting average, eighth in on-base percentage, and 74th in slugging.
  • Ji-Man Choi has four doubles, two home runs and 11 walks while batting .357.
  • Brandon Lowe is hitting .183 with a double, three home runs and eight walks.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Wander Franco 75 .307 13 4 12 .329 .916
Brandon Lowe 71 .183 11 3 8 .262 .586
Randy Arozarena 70 .186 9 0 4 .219 .490
Josh Lowe 53 .170 7 0 3 .241 .505
Yandy Díaz 51 .294 7 1 3 .438 .830
Manuel Margot 51 .275 2 0 7 .362 .656
Kevin Kiermaier 43 .209 6 2 7 .292 .687
Ji-Man Choi 42 .357 7 2 10 .491 1.086
Mike Zunino 36 .083 1 0 1 .128 .239
Taylor Walls 35 .257 4 0 1 .409 .752

Twins Players to Watch

  • Byron Buxton has been key for Minnesota with six home runs, 11 RBI and a batting average of .289 this season.
  • Max Kepler has 15 hits, which ranks first among Minnesota batters this season. He’s batting .246 with six extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Kepler is 77th in batting average, 35th in on-base percentage and 40th in slugging percentage.
  • Luis Arraez has a team-best OPS of .827, fueled by a slash line of .333/.406/.421 this season.
  • Gio Urshela is batting .321 with a .393 OBP and five RBI for Minnesota this season.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Carlos Correa 65 .200 7 1 6 .278 .570
Jorge Polanco 64 .188 7 2 8 .316 .628
Max Kepler 61 .246 7 4 8 .370 .845
Luis Arraez 57 .333 6 1 7 .406 .827
Gio Urshela 53 .321 8 1 5 .393 .770
Miguel Sanó 52 .096 1 1 3 .226 .380
Ryan Jeffers 46 .196 5 2 4 .275 .666
Byron Buxton 45 .289 10 6 11 .347 1.125
Trevor Larnach 42 .262 5 0 5 .304 .661
Gary Sánchez 37 .216 2 1 8 .275 .653

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