Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 6/19/24

Minnesota Twins (40-32) vs Tampa Bay Rays (34-38)

Game Info: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 7:40 pm (Target Field)

Joe Ryan (5-5) (3.35) vs Taj Bradley (2-4) (4.23)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -163 / Tampa Bay Rays +149 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins meet Wednesday in MLB game 2 action at Target Field. Here’s a Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Prediction. This article will include a Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Pick.

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays are 34-39 on the year after losses to the Cubs and Braves. The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Yandy Diaz leads the Tampa Bay Rays with 74 hits and 30 RBI, while Isaac Paredes and Amed Rosario have combined for 132 hits and 61 RBI.

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

The Minnesota Twins have won 6 straight games, which includes wins over the Rockies and Athletics. The Minnesota Twins have scored 21 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 9 straight games. The Minnesota Twins have won 6 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Willi Castro leads the Minnesota Twins with 66 hits and 21 RBI while Carlos Correa and Carlos Santana have combined for 119 hits and 72 RBI.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Pitching Pick Matchup

Taj Bradley gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he is 2-4 with a 4.23 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Bradley has allowed 15 hits and 10 earned runs in his last 15.1 innings. Bradley has a 11.88 ERA and .371 allowed batting average in 8.1 road innings. This will be Bradley’s second career game against the Minnesota Twins.

Joe Ryan gets the ball for the Minnesota Twins, and he is 5-5 with a 3.24 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Ryan has allowed 13 hits and 9 runs in his last 19 innings. Ryan has a 4.01 ERA and .206 allowed batting average in 42.2 home innings. This will be Ryan’s second career game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Why the Minnesota Twins will win

  • The Twins have won 21 of their last 22 night games against American League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Rays have lost each of their last six night games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Rays have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games against American League opponents after playing the previous day.
  • The Twins have covered the run line in each of their last five Wednesday night games against the Rays.

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Carlos Santana has hit a home run in each of his last two home appearances against the Rays after playing the previous day.
  • Max Kepler has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Twins' last six games against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Carlos Correa has recorded at least one Single in each of the Twins' last nine games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Joe Ryan has recorded seven or more strikeouts in five of his last six appearances at Target Field against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Trevor Larnach has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances in night games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Trevor Larnach has recorded at least one total base in 15 of his last 16 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Max Kepler has scored at least one run in eight of the Twins' last nine games as home favorites against the Rays.
  • Joe Ryan has recorded a win in each of his last four appearances at Target Field against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Carlos Correa ranks 10th amongst qualified players for Slugging Percentage (.517) this season.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Brandon Lowe has hit a home run in each of the Rays' last two games as underdogs.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last three appearances in night games against AL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Isaac Paredes has recorded a Single in each of the Rays' last six games as underdogs against AL Central opponents.
  • Brandon Lowe has scored at least one run in seven of his last eight appearances against the Twins.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 road appearances.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 road appearances.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Twins rank 4th in the league for strikeouts this season (647).
  • The Minnesota Twins rank 27th in the league for home runs allowed this season (91).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank T27th in the league for home runs this season (60).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 27th in the league for RBI's this season (265).

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Prediction

The Minnesota Twins are enjoying their best stretch of the season, and you have to like their chances to keep things going. The Tampa Bay Rays continue to underachieve, and the offense just doesn't show up on a consistent basis. Joe Ryan has also been better than Taj Bradley this season, and Bradley hasn't looked great in his last few starts. Bradley has also been rocked in a small sample size on the road. The Twins are hot, and I'll ride the hot hand until it runs cold. Give me the Twins and the reasonable price.

Randy’s Pick Minnesota Twins -163

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