Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Saturday May 16th, 2015. At 2:10 PM EST.
The (20-16) Tampa Bay Devil Rays of the American League East Division will stay in the “TWIN CITIES”. For the second game of a three-game weekend set. Tampa Bay will take on the (19-16) Minnesota Twins of the American League Central in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Target Field overlooking the skyline of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Tampa Devil Rays are playing better than expert expected through the first month of the 2015 season. Minnesota is also having success, most thought the Twins would be the worst team in all of baseball. The opening betting line has Minnesota as a -115 home favorite; the betting total is at 8′ runs for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Tampa Bay Devil Rays are on a three game winning streak and won 3 of 4 against The Yankees in their last series. Tampa Bay is second in the AL East, a game behind the first-place New York Yankees. Tampa Bay is 9-7 on the road this season. Second Baseman Logan Forsythe is the team leader with a .303 batting average and has thirty-six base hits. Right Fielder Steven Souza leads the D-Rays with six home runs, and 15 RBI S. Evan Longoria has a .378 on-base percentage. The D-Rays have a .237 team batting average. Tampa Bay pitching allows the opponents a .350 slugging percentage. The D-Rays return home on May 21st for a seven-game homestand. Tampa Bay is 14-3 their last seventeen baseball games in Minnesota. Center Fielder Desmond Jennings is on the 15-day disabled list. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are 6-4 their last ten Baseball Betting Picks overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six. The betting odds under the total are 11-0 Tampa Bay last eleven as an underdog. The betting odds under the total are 13-3 Tampa Bay last sixteen away from home. Tampa Bay will send Right Hander Alex Colome, who is (2-1) with a 5.62 ERA to the pitcher’s mound for the second game of the series. The Dominican Republic native threw six innings, giving up eleven hits and eight runs in an 11-5 loss in New York on May 11th. Bovada.Lv has the Tampa Devil Rays at 17/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
The 2015 Minnesota Twins have dropped three of their last four. The Twin host Tampa Bay in the first game of the series on Friday May 15th. Minnesota is third in the Division, three games out of first place. The Twins play very well at home with a 12-5 record. Right Fielder Torii Hunter is the team leader in three of five major offensive categories. Minnesota begins a five-game road trip in Pittsburgh on Tuesday May 19th. Minnesota has a .259 team batting average. Twins pitchers allow opponents a .431 slugging percentage. Shortstop Eduardo Nunez and Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia are on the 15-day disabled list with minor injuries. The betting odds over the total are 12-3-1 Minnesota last sixteen as a favorite. Minnesota is 7-1 their last eight baseball games at home. The Minnesota Twins are 6-4 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total seven times and staying under the betting odds total three. The Right Handed Trevor May, who is (2-3) with a 5.40 ERA, will be on the hill for game 2 of the series. The 6’5″ 215 pounder pitched four innings, allowing nine hits and six runs his last start on May 10th, an 8-2 loss to Cleveland. The Minnesota Twins are 50/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Championship.