Twins Vs Rays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 10, 2022

Written By Staff on June 11, 2022

Byron Buxton leads the Minnesota Twins (33-26) into a matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays (34-23) a game after he homered twice in a 10-7 loss to the Yankees. It begins at 8:10 PM ET on Friday. Minnesota’s (-121 to win) Devin Smeltzer starts against Tampa Bay’s (+103) Drew Rasmussen.

The betting insights in the article below reflect odds as of June 10, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET.

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Twins vs Rays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Smeltzer (MIN) Pitcher Rasmussen (TB)
2 – 0 W/L 5 – 2
28.0 IP 53.2
1.93 ERA 3.02
0.929 WHIP 1.025
4.2 K/9 7.7
1.9 BB/9 2.3

Twins Probable Starter Devin Smeltzer

  • Smeltzer (2-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched) gets the start for the Twins, his sixth of the season.
  • The left-hander’s most recent time out came on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • In five games this season, the 26-year-old has a 1.93 ERA and 4.2 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .204 to his opponents.
  • Smeltzer is trying to pick up his third quality start of the season.
  • He will face a Rays offense that ranks 19th in the league with 240 runs while batting .232 as a unit. It has a collective .376 slugging percentage (22nd in MLB play) and has hit a total of 54 home runs (19th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 10, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Probable Starter Drew Rasmussen

  • The Rays will hand the ball to Rasmussen (5-2) for his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 7 2/3 innings without allowing a run on three hits in a matchup with the Chicago White Sox.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched to a 3.02 ERA this season with 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 2.3 walks per nine across 11 games.
  • He has earned a quality start two times in 11 starts this season.
  • The Twins rank fifth in MLB with a .251 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks seventh in the league (.410) and 69 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 10, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have been the moneyline favorite 36 total times this season. They’ve finished 23-13 in those games.
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -121 or shorter, Minnesota has a 23-12 record (winning 65.7% of its games).
  • The Twins have an implied moneyline win probability of 54.8% in this game.
  • Minnesota has had an over/under set by bookmakers 59 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 29 of those games (29-27-3).
  • The Twins have gone 26-33-0 against the spread this season.
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Rays Betting Trends

  • This season, the Rays have won six out of the 14 games, or 42.9%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 3-4 when they’re set as an underdog of +103 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Rays have a 49.3% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Tampa Bay’s games have gone over the total in 26 of their 57 chances.
  • The Rays have an ATS record of 27-30-0 in 57 games with a spread this season.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Luis Arraez has totaled 61 hits with a .447 on-base percentage and a .424 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Twins. He is hitting .359 with five doubles, two home runs and 25 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Arraez ranks first in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and 66th in slugging.
  • Arraez has safely hit in five straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .529 with a home run, two walks and two RBI.
  • Buxton is batting .231 with eight doubles, 15 home runs and 15 walks.
  • Jorge Polanco is batting .238 with nine doubles, seven home runs and 30 walks.
  • Max Kepler has seven doubles, a triple, six home runs and 24 walks while batting .248.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 206 .238 26 7 31 .332 .715
Gio Urshela 176 .278 22 5 24 .332 .741
Luis Arraez 170 .359 32 2 14 .447 .871
Gary Sánchez 165 .218 16 7 27 .278 .702
Max Kepler 165 .248 23 6 27 .349 .761
Byron Buxton 160 .231 32 15 28 .315 .877
Carlos Correa 147 .286 20 4 17 .356 .785
Ryan Jeffers 126 .175 13 4 15 .262 .572
Nick Gordon 126 .246 14 1 7 .286 .651
Trevor Larnach 125 .256 20 5 18 .326 .806

Rays Players to Watch

  • Randy Arozarena has 56 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .427, both of which are tops among Tampa Bay hitters this season.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Arozarena’s batting average is 62nd, his on-base percentage ranks 108th, and he is 61st in slugging.
  • Yandy Diaz has 43 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .418.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Diaz’s batting average puts him 42nd, his on-base percentage is third, and he is 131st in slugging.
  • Manuel Margot has 45 hits this season and has a slash line of .312/.377/.438.
  • Ji-Man Choi has been key for Tampa Bay with 35 hits, an OBP of .367 plus a slugging percentage of .484.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 213 .263 25 6 28 .310 .737
Kevin Kiermaier 157 .217 23 6 15 .250 .613
Yandy Díaz 156 .276 23 3 12 .418 .777
Manuel Margot 144 .312 16 3 23 .377 .815
Taylor Walls 138 .152 14 3 7 .245 .506
Harold Ramirez 134 .284 19 2 18 .324 .705
Ji-Man Choi 126 .278 18 5 29 .367 .851
Mike Zunino 115 .148 7 5 16 .195 .499
Brett Phillips 111 .171 13 4 10 .238 .553
Francisco Mejía 85 .235 10 2 13 .241 .617

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