Betting MLB online expectations were already low for the Tampa Bay Rays as they suffered to many key personnel losses in the offseason which made them a big underdog with the MLB lines.
The Minnesota Twins will host the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday with a starting time of 8:10 PM ET. Be sure and open your Sports Gambling account for side and total action on this American League matchup.
The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this one are Jeff Niemann for Tampa Bay and Scott Baker for Minnesota.
After stumbling badly out of the gate Tampa Bay recovered to gain a break even MLB baseball wagering record of 11-11 and was 5-4 on the road with 5 of those 9 away games going under the total.
Pitching is the strength of the Rays as they ranked 8th in the majors for earned run average while the offense has been sluggish and ranked 27th for run production. Niemann has struggled badly to start the season as he is 0-3 with a 7.08 earned run average.
Sam Fuld has been the one offensive bright spot with a .346 average and 6 doubles, 1 home run, 13 runs scored and 8 runs batted in.
Minnesota was 9-12 with the baseball odds to start the year and the Twins were 4-3 at home with 5 of their 7 home games going under the total.
The Twins offense has been slumping to start the year as it ranked 29th for run production while the pitching staff was ranked 21st for earned run average. Baker was 1-2 but did have a respectable 3.24 earned run average as he lacked run support.
Heading into this series the Rays had beaten the Twins in 7 of their last 10 head to head matchups with 13 of the previous 19 meetings between the teams going under the total.
The Twins have had the advantage at home in the long term over the Rays however as heading into this series Minnesota had won 13 of their last 20 home games against Tampa Bay with 4 of the last 5 matchups between the teams in Minnesota going over the betting MLB online total.