Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins 8/14/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time: 8/14/2021, 11:10 PM UTC
Location: Target Field
Address: Minneapolis, MN
Latest Odds: MIN -140 ; O/U 9.5
TV Channel: FSN

The Tampa Bay Rays play the second game of a three-game series on the road Saturday against the Minnesota Twins. Tampa Bay improved to 70-45 with a 8-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Tampa Bay won two out of three on the road against the Red Sox and extended its lead atop the American League East to 5 Games over the Red Sox.

Randy Arozarena is batting .271 to lead Tampa Bay and the left fielder has a team-high 105 hits. Second baseman Brandon Lowe is the leader in home runs with 26, while designated hitter Austin Meadows is the leader in RBIs with 77. Tampa Bay has not yet released the name of its starting pitcher for Saturday's second game of a three-game series on the road against Minnesota.

Minnesota improved to 50-65 following a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Minnesota won two out of three against the AL Central-leading White Sox but the Twins are tied for fourth place in the division with the Kansas City Royals, 17 ½ games behind the front-running White Sox.

Jorge Polanco is leading Minnesota in nearly every statistical category. The shortstop has a team high .274 batting average, 21 home runs, 62 RBIs, 112 hits and an on-base percentage .334 to lead the Twins in each category. On Saturday, Minnesota will send Kenta Maeda to the mound. The right-hander is 5-4 with an ERA of 4.69, 104 Ks and 30 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 in its last 6 on the road
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Rays last 6
  • Minnesota is 5-2 in its last 7
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Twins last 5 versus an AL East opponent
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Free MLB Pick: over 9.5

Tampa Bay will continue its strong play with a victory on the road Saturday against Minnesota but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in five of Tampa Bay's last six and in four of the last five that Minnesota has played against an opponent from the American League East. When Tampa Bay visits Minnesota the OVER has cashed in five of the last six. Overall between the two, OVER has cashed in 24 of the last 32. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win but our best play is OVER 8-5.

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