Twins vs. Rays - 5/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (20-17) at Minnesota Twins (20-16)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Target Field)
C Archer (3-4) (2.59) vs. K Gibson (3-2) (2.70)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +106 / Tampa Bay Rays -116 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SunSports, FSN-N
The Minnesota Twins look to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Rays have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 37 hits and 17 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 29 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last seven games on the road. Chris Archer gets the nod, and he’s 3-4 with a 2.59 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Archer is 3-0 with a 0.49 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Twins have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Twins have won 10 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minny with 40 hits and 19 RBI while Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter have combined for 40 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won four straight games on their home field. Kyle Gibson takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 2.70 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Gibson is 0-3 with a 9.98 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 10-2 in Archers last 12 road starts. The Twins are 8-1 in their last 9 home games and 5-0 in Gibsons last 5 home starts. The Rays are 35-17 in the last 52 meetings.
The Twins are playing really solid baseball right now and have gotten on a roll at home. I'll gladly take them and the plus money here.