Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Game Preview (6/19/24): Odds, Lineups & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 19, 2024
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The Tampa Bay Rays are scheduled to play against the Minnesota Twins at 7:40 p.m ET today in Target Field in Minneapolis. The game, airing on BSN, features MLB odds with the Twins as the favored home team at -163 and the Rays as the underdogs at +138. The game forecasts overcast conditions with a high of 67°F.

Rays vs. Twins pregame odds

MLB odds highlight the Twins as significant favorites to win, with all Massachusetts sportsbooks presenting them with a negative moneyline. The consistent over/under across platforms suggests a closely matched offensive capability between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Minnesota Twins.

  • DraftKings: Twins -166, Rays +140, over/under 7.5
  • FanDuel: Twins -162, Rays +136, over/under 7.5
  • Caesars: Twins -165, Rays +140, over/under 7.5
  • BetMGM: Twins -165, BetMGM +140, over/under 7.5

MLB odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Orioles vs Yankees.

Rays vs. Twins projected starting lineups

Rays starting lineup tonight

  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 tonight

  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 injuries

Tampa Bay Rays 

  • Wander Franco (SS) remains out indefinitely due to a personal legal issue.
  • Drew Rasmussen (SP) expected to miss a significant portion of the 2024 season with an arm injury.
  • Richard Lovelady (RP) out with a left forearm flexor strain, expected return late June.

Minnesota Twins 

  • Anthony DeSclafani (SP) and Daniel Duarte (RP) will miss the entire 2024 season due to elbow injuries.
  • Justin Topa (RP) out with left knee patellar tendinitis, on the 60-day injured list.

Rays vs Twins probable starters for tonight

(TB) Taj Bradley (R)2-44.231.1031.67.6
(MIN) Joe Ryan (R)5-53.240.9426.94.6

Projected lineups, pitchers and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Tampa Bay Rays team stats

The Tampa Bay Rays, currently 5th in the AL East, are looking to improve their standing with a record of 34-39. They’ve struggled recently, winning only 3 of their last 10 games. In their last game against the Twins, the Rays scored 6 runs with a batting average of .229 and secured 11 pitching strikeouts. Notable season stats include:

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: .232
  • Team home runs: 60
  • Team stolen bases: 67
  • Team ERA: 4.46
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 635

Minnesota Twins team stats

The Minnesota Twins, positioned 2nd in the AL Central, boast a record of 41-32. Their performance is strong with 8 wins in the last 10 games. The Twins recently secured a win over the Rays, showcasing a solid batting average of .289 against the Athletics in their preceding game. Key season stats are:

  • Runs per game: 4.7
  • Team average: .245
  • Team home runs: 84
  • Team stolen bases: 40
  • Team ERA: 4.24
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 647

Player stats for Twins vs. Rays

For MLB bettors and fans eyeing the game at Target Field, Minneapolis, key players like Isaac Paredes from the Tampa Bay Rays and Carlos Correa from the Minnesota Twins are in the spotlight. Paredes leads the Rays with a .282 batting average and 38 RBIs, while Correa stands out for the Twins with a .317 batting average and contributions across the board. MLB odds may also be influenced by the potential impact of top prospects like Walker Jenkins for the Twins, despite his lack of home runs in 2024.

Tampa Bay Rays leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Rays showcase players with notable season stats, including Randy Arozarena and Isaac Paredes. Arozarena leads in home runs and runs, setting the stage for a competitive game.

  • AVG Leader: Isaac Paredes .282
  • HR Leader: Randy Arozarena 10
  • RBI Leader: Isaac Paredes 38
  • Runs Leader: Randy Arozarena 32
  • SB Leader: José Caballero 22

Minnesota Twins leaders ahead of tonight’s game

On the Twins’ side, Carlos Correa and Willi Castro are the players to watch, with Correa leading in batting average and Castro in runs and stolen bases, promising a competitive edge for the Twins.

  • AVG Leader: Carlos Correa .317
  • HR Leader: Ryan Jeffers 12
  • RBI Leader: Carlos Santana 37
  • Runs Leader: Willi Castro 41
  • SB Leader: Willi Castro 8
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