Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins Free MLB Picks

August 12, 2012


The Minnesota Twins will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Sunday when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Target Field.
Righthander James Shields will take the mound for the Rays to start this game. Shields is 10-7 this season with a 4.08 ERA.
Starting this game for the Twins will be Scott Diamond. The lefthander has a 2.91 ERA to go along with a 10-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.
Tampa Bay was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as -192 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Current streak:
Tampa Bay has won 5 straight games.
Minnesota has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 61-52 SU
Minnesota: 49-64 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 9-1
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Seattle, Monday, August 13
Minnesota home to Detroit, Monday, August 13

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