Rays Vs Twins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 11, 2022

Written By Staff on June 11, 2022

The Minnesota Twins (34-26) are looking for another big outing from a slugger on a roll when they square off against the Tampa Bay Rays (34-24) on Saturday at 2:10 PM ET at Target Field. Byron Buxton is on a three-game home run streak. Tampa Bay (-146 to win) has Shane Baz starting things off, and Minnesota (+124) counters Chi Chi Gonzalez.

The betting facts in this article reflect odds as of June 11, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET.

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Rays vs Twins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Baz (TB) Pitcher González (MIN)
2 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
13.1 IP 0
2.03 ERA 0.00
0.675 WHIP 0.000
12.2 K/9 0
2 BB/9 0

Rays Probable Starter Shane Baz

  • Baz makes his first start of the season for the Rays.
  • The 22-year-old right-hander last appeared Friday, Oct. 8 against the Boston Red Sox, when he started and went 2 2/3 innings.
  • Last season he put together a 2-0 record, a 2.03 ERA and a 0.675 WHIP over his three games.
  • The Twins have scored 272 total runs this season, making them MLB’s eighth-ranked scoring offense on the season so far. As a team they have a .252 batting average while hitting 72 home runs (eighth in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 11, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Baz

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Gio Urshela 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gary Sánchez 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Twins Probable Starter Chi Chi González

  • Gonzalez gets the nod for the Twins and will make his first start of the season.
  • This will be the first start of the season for the 30-year-old right-hander, who has not made an appearance on the mound in over a season.
  • The Rays have scored 244 runs this season, which ranks 20th in MLB. They are batting .231 for the campaign with 57 home runs, 16th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 11, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs González

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Manuel Margot 3 .667 2 0 1 .667 1.334
Yandy Díaz 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have been favored on the moneyline 43 total times this season. They’ve finished 28-15 in those games.
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -146 or shorter, Tampa Bay has a record of 15-7 (68.2%).
  • The Rays have a 59.3% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Tampa Bay has played in 58 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 27 times (27-29-2).
  • The Rays have covered 46.6% of their games this season, going 27-31-0 against the spread.
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Twins Betting Trends

  • This season, the Twins have won 10 out of the 23 games, or 43.5%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Minnesota has a record of 4-5 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +124 on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Twins have a 44.6% chance to win.
  • So far this season, Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in 30 of their 60 games with a total.
  • The Twins are 27-33-0 ATS in their 60 games with a spread this season.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Randy Arozarena has racked up 57 hits with a .438 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Rays. He’s batting .263 with 13 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 13 walks.
  • Arozarena ranks 61st in batting average, 109th in on base percentage, and 59th in slugging among qualifying batters in MLB play.
  • Yandy Diaz has a .409 on-base percentage to lead his team. He has four doubles, three home runs and 35 walks while batting .269.
  • Diaz currently ranks 53rd in batting average, fourth in on base percentage, and 139th in slugging among qualifying hitters.
  • Manuel Margot has seven doubles, a triple, three home runs and 15 walks while hitting .313.
  • Ji-Man Choi is batting .278 with 11 doubles, five home runs and 19 walks.
  • Choi enters this game on a nine-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is batting .306 with four doubles, two home runs, three walks and 10 RBI.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 217 .263 26 7 30 .309 .747
Yandy Díaz 160 .269 23 3 12 .409 .759
Kevin Kiermaier 157 .217 23 6 15 .250 .613
Manuel Margot 147 .313 17 3 23 .380 .815
Taylor Walls 141 .149 14 3 7 .245 .500
Harold Ramirez 138 .290 19 2 18 .329 .713
Ji-Man Choi 126 .278 18 5 29 .367 .851
Brett Phillips 114 .167 13 4 10 .232 .539
Francisco Mejía 89 .225 10 2 13 .231 .591
Vidal Brujan 81 .148 6 1 8 .202 .437

Twins Players to Watch

  • Luis Arraez leads Minnesota in OBP (.446), slugging percentage (.423) and OPS (.869) this season.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Arraez ranks first in batting average, his on-base percentage is first, and he is 71st in slugging percentage.
  • Buxton leads Minnesota with 39 hits. He is batting .236 this season and has 25 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified players, Buxton is 108th in batting average, 87th in on-base percentage and sixth in slugging percentage.
  • Jorge Polanco has 51 hits this season and has a slash line of .242/.333/.389.
  • Max Kepler has six home runs, 27 RBI and a batting average of .243 this season.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 211 .242 27 7 32 .333 .722
Gio Urshela 179 .274 23 5 24 .330 .732
Luis Arraez 175 .360 32 2 15 .446 .869
Gary Sánchez 169 .219 17 7 28 .277 .703
Max Kepler 169 .243 24 6 27 .345 .747
Byron Buxton 165 .236 35 17 30 .317 .911
Carlos Correa 152 .296 22 5 19 .363 .824
Nick Gordon 130 .254 14 1 8 .292 .661
Trevor Larnach 128 .258 20 5 18 .331 .808
Ryan Jeffers 126 .175 13 4 15 .262 .572

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