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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins - 6/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time Sunday June 2, 2019, 1:10 PM (EDT)
Tropicana Field
Tampa Bay, Florida
The Line
Tampa Bay Rays -102 / Minnesota Twins -108 O/U: 8
TV Channel
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The Minnesota Twins and the Tampa Bay Rays will be matching up on Sunday to complete their MLB series.

The Rays took game one of this set 14-3, then the Twins struck back with a 5-3 win Friday. On Saturday, Minnesota kept it going with a 6-2 victory.

For Sunday’s game, the Twins will be going with Jake Odorizzi in the start. Over his 58.1 innings and 7-2 record this year, Odorizzi has a 2.16 ERA with 61 Ks and 20 BBs.

Tampa came up with nine hits in the Saturday loss, but could only turn them into a pair of runs. Austin Meadows and Willy Adames each hit twice for the Rays in that one.

Over on the the Rays’ side, they’re going with Ryan Yarbrough on Sunday. Yarbrough is sitting on a 4-1 record with a 5.53 ERA and 19 strikeouts this year.

Minnesota’s offense logged a nice 13-hit total on Saturday, and peppered in runs across five different innings. Everybody in the Twins lineup had either a hit or a run.

The Twins are 9-4 in their last 13 Sunday games and 8-0 in Odorizzi’s last eight starts. Minnesota is 5-1 in Odorizzi’s last six starts versus the AL East and 2-9 in his last 11 road starts versus a team with a winning record. The under is 5-1 in Odorizzi’s last six Sunday starts and the over is 4-1 in his last five road starts.

Meanwhile, the Rays are 5-1 in their last six in game four of a series and 12-3 in their last 15 Sunday games.

Odorizzi is looking really good these days. Since April 17, he’s bagged wins in seven of eight starts (a no-decision in the other one) and has a high of three earned runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings—still a win.

You could really nitpick and say Odorizzi hasn’t lasted more than 5.1 innings in any of his last three starts, but the team wins when he’s out there so it doesn’t matter much. I’m going Twins.

Minnesota Twins -108

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