Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/19/14
Tampa Bay Rays (44-53) at Minnesota Twins (44-50)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
David Price (L) (9-7) (3.291) vs. Kevin Correia (R) (5-11) (4.610)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +137 / Tampa Bay Rays -147 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sun Sports, FSN-N
The Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins square off Saturday night for game two at Target Field.
The Rays are trying their best to make up for their horrible start to the season by winning seven of their last 10 games. The difference during this stretch is the Rays are actually scoring, producing four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Rays have won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria hasnine RBI in his last 10 games and James Loney has 11 hits in his last eight games. Starting is David Price, who is 9-7 with a 3.23 ERA and has 164 strikeouts in 147.2 innings. Price is 3-2 with a 2.72 ERA in eight career games against the Twins.
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The Twins have also been playing decent baseball, winning five of their last seven games and inching closer to becoming a .500 ball club. Despite allowing six runs in Friday’s loss, the Twins have allowed three or less runs in five of their last eight games. That’s an improvement from a Twins team that has an ERA of 4.06. Offensively, Brian Dozier has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. Kevin Correia takes the hill, and he’s 5-11 with a 4.61 ERA and has 50 strikeouts in 109.1 innings. Correia is 0-1 with a 4.32 ERA in three career starts against the Rays.
The Rays are 4-0 in Prices last 4 starts and 40-17 in Prices last 57 starts as a road favorite. The Twins are 44-91 in their last 135 vs. American League East and 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog. The Rays are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Minnesota.
This is actually decent value with the way the Rays are playing and with Price on the mound. You would expect the line to be closer to -200. With that said, I'm taking the Rays to keep on rolling.