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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins - 5/31/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time Friday May 31, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Tropicana Field
Tampa Bay, Florida
The Line
Tampa Bay Rays -110 / Minnesota Twins +100 O/U: 8
TV Channel
SUN, FSN
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The Minnesota Twins and the Tampa Bay Rays will meet up in MLB action on Friday to continue their series.

In the Thursday opener of this set, The Rays piled up 11 runs between the third and fourth innings and cruised to a 14-3 win.

For Friday’s matchup, the Twins will be sending out RHP Jose Berrios. In his 70.1 innings and 7-2 record this year, Berrios has a 3.20 ERA with 64 Ks and 11 BBs.

The Twins mustered seven hits in the Thursday loss, but couldn’t get much going on the scoreboard. Jason Castro and Ehire Adrianza each managed two knocks.

Tampa Bay will be rolling out Ryne Stanek as the starter/opener on Friday. In his 0-1 record and 2.97 ERA this year, Stanek has 32 Ks.

The Rays batters went wild on Thursday for 16 hits, and five players had multiple hits. Avisail Garcia managed three hits, three runs and an RBI all by himself.

The Twins are 5-0 in their last five in game two of a series and 4-1 in their last five Friday games. Minnesota is 7-1 in Berrios’ last eight starts and 4-1 in his last five road starts.

Meanwhile, the Rays are 22-8 in their last 30 in game two of a series and 1-4 in their last five Friday games. The under is 3-0-1 in the Rays’ last four Friday games and 4-1 in their last five in game two of a series.

Berrios had a couple of “meh” starts this month, giving up 20 hits and nine earned in 10.1 innings across two outings. That said, he did bounce back for one earned in 6.2 innings for a win against the White Sox his last time up however.

I like Berrios, but he’s been giving up a ton of hits lately (29 in his last three starts). I’m going to have to go with Tampa here.

Pick:
Tampa Bay Rays -110

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