Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 08/13/2021 Predictions, MLB Preview and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 08/13/2021 – On Friday, yet another unbalanced game is all set to get underway as the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Minnesota Twins from Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Bay Rays will enter this game holding a solid 70-45 record on the season. Tampa Bay is now four games ahead of the Red Sox and they are all set to continue their success. The online sportsbook odds are in favor of the Bay Rays to win this game against a struggling Minnesota squad. The Twins are sitting at the fourth spot in the AL Central Division.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins 08/13/2021
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have won an important three-game series against the Red Sox with a 2-1 record. Tampa Bay is all set to clinch the division title and they have an easy opportunity to make up for their loss. The Bay Rays smashed eight runs in their last game and restricted the Red Sox to just one. Drew Rasmussen will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. Rasmussen has pitched four innings with two hits and one earned run. Tampa will need more support from the plate against the Twins.
Players to watch: Austin Meadows DH (GP 106, AB 397, R 64, H 94, 2B 25, 3B 1, HR 21, RBI 77, TB 184, BB 49, SO 101, SB 3, AVG 0.237, OBP 0.325, SLG 0.463, OPS 0.788, WAR 1.9), Randy Arozarena LF (GP 101, AB 388, R 67, H 105, 2B 22, 3B 2, HR 16, RBI 52, TB 179, BB 38, SO 119, SB 11, AVG 0.271, OBP 0.346, SLG 0.461, OPS 0.808, WAR 3).
The Minnesota Twins are coming off an important victory against the White Sox in their last series. The Twins won their 50th game of the season but dropped a total of 65 games leaving them 15 games behind the .500 mark. Minnesota smashed one run in their last game and gave up nothing to the White Sox. Michael Pineda will be sent to the mound as their starting pitcher in this game. Pineda has pitched close to 83 innings with 82 hits and 38 runs on the season.
Players to watch: Jorge Polanco SS (GP 107, AB 409, R 69, H 112, 2B 23, 3B 2, HR 21, RBI 62, TB 202, BB 35, SO 74, SB 9, AVG 0.274, OBP 0.334, SLG 0.494, OPS 0.828, WAR 3.9), Andrelton Simmons SS (GP 95, AB 312, R 32, H 68, 2B 9, 3B 0, HR 3, RBI 24, TB 86, BB 27, SO 50, SB 1, AVG 0.218, OBP 0.284, SLG 0.276, OPS 0.56, WAR 1).
Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Betting Numbers
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota’s last 15 games against Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Betting Picks
Back Tampa Bay to win this game and get past the Twins with ease. The MLB best betting sites have a clear prediction for the Bay Rays to take out an easy and struggling Minnesota squad. Pineda is no match for Tampa’s batting squad.
Score Prediction: Bay Rays 7, Twins 4.