Rays vs Twins MLB Preview (6/18/24): Lineups, Odds, Stats, & Injuries

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Rays vs Twins MLB Preview (6/18/24): Lineups, Odds, Stats, & Injuries

The Tampa Bay Rays are set to play the Minnesota Twins on June 18, at 5:40 p.m. ET at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN. The game will be broadcast on BSSUN. MLB betting odds currently favor the Twins on the moneyline in what is expected to be fairly low scoring. Weather forecasts light rain with a high of 85°F. This matchup in the MLB pits the Rays from the AL East against the Twins from the AL Central.

Rays vs Twins MLB Betting Odds June 18

Massachusetts sportsbooks have set the lines with the Twins being the favorite across the board. The moneyline odds vary slightly, indicating a competitive edge for the Twins. The over/under is set around 8.0 to 8.5 runs, suggesting expectations for a moderate scoring game. Here’s a closer look at the odds from various sportsbooks:

MLB odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Rays vs Twins.

Rays vs. Twins projected starting lineups

Rays starting lineup

  1. 1B Yandy Díaz (R)
  2. 2B Brandon Lowe (L)
  3. 3B Isaac Paredes (R)
  4. DH Josh Lowe (L)
  5. LF Randy Arozarena (R)
  6. RF Richie Palacios (L)
  7. CF Jose Siri (R)
  8. C Ben Rortvedt (L)
  9. SS José Caballero (R)

Twins starting lineup

  1. LF Trevor Larnach (L)
  2. SS Carlos Correa (R)
  3. 3B Royce Lewis (R)
  4. RF Max Kepler (L)
  5. C Ryan Jeffers (R)
  6. DH Jose Miranda (R)
  7. CF Byron Buxton (R)
  8. 1B Carlos Santana (S)
  9. 2B Willi Castro (S)

Rays vs. Twins Projected Starters

(TB) Aaron Civale (R)2-55.201.3323.36.3
(MIN) Pablo López (R)6-65.331.2125.95.2

Rays vs Twins Injuries

Rays: Wander Franco (SS) is out indefinitely due to a personal legal issue. Drew Rasmussen (SP) will miss a significant portion of the 2024 season recovering from an internal brace procedure. Richard Lovelady (RP) expected back late June from a left forearm flexor strain.

Twins: Anthony DeSclafani (SP) and Daniel Duarte (RP) will miss the entire 2024 season due to elbow injuries. Zack Weiss (RP) and Justin Topa (RP) on the 60-day injured list with shoulder and knee issues, respectively.

Tampa Bay Rays Team Stats

The Tampa Bay Rays enter today with a season record of 34-38, they rank 5th in the AL East Division. Their performance in the last 10 games stands at 3-7, with a recent victory against the Braves, scoring 8 runs from 8 hits. Season stats highlight:

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: .232
  • Team home runs: 57
  • Team Stolen bases: 67
  • Team ERA: 4.43
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 624

Minnesota Twins Team Stats

The Minnesota Twins enter today’s game with a record of 40-32, placing them 3rd in the AL Central Division. Their recent performance includes a five-game winning streak, with a strong showing in their last game against the Athletics. Key season stats are:

  • Runs per game: 4.6
  • Team average: .243
  • Team home runs: 83
  • Team Stolen bases: 38
  • Team ERA: 4.22
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 640

Player Stats for Rays vs Twins

In the upcoming Rays vs Twins game, key players to watch include Isaac Paredes from Tampa Bay Rays, leading with a .281 batting average, 10 home runs, and 38 RBIs. Randy Arozarena also stands out with 31 runs. For the Minnesota Twins, Carlos Correa shines with a .308 batting average, while Ryan Jeffers leads with 12 home runs. Carlos Santana is notable for his 36 RBIs. Recent news highlights Matt Wallner’s power in Triple-A and Bailey Ober’s solid performance against the Oakland Athletics, hinting at potential impacts for the Twins.

Tampa Bay Rays Leaders & Stats

Isaac Paredes and Randy Arozarena are crucial for the Rays’ performance at Target Field, Minneapolis. Their stats are pivotal for MLB betting odds.

  • AVG Leader: Isaac Paredes .281
  • HR Leader: Isaac Paredes 10
  • RBI Leader: Isaac Paredes 38
  • Runs Leader: Randy Arozarena 31
  • SB Leader: José Caballero 22

Minnesota Twins Leaders & Stats

For the Minnesota Twins, Carlos Correa and Ryan Jeffers are key players, influencing MLB betting odds for the game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • AVG Leader: Carlos Correa .308
  • HR Leader: Ryan Jeffers 12
  • RBI Leader: Carlos Santana 36
  • Runs Leader: Willi Castro 40
  • SB Leader: Willi Castro 8
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