Two of the top teams in baseball will take the field together on July 2nd when the Minnesota Twins host the Tampa Bay Rays in what is a marquee baseball betting matchup. Between the two teams, they’ve racked up 90 MLB wagering wins so far this season; will send at least a half a dozen players to the All Star Game betting action and both should be a part of the MLB playoff betting action.
So if you’re a fan of high-quality baseball, this is the MLB betting matchup for you.
Tampa (45-32) has been going through a bit of rough patch of late with 4-6 record over its last 10 baseball betting contests and at least one brawl in the dugout. Not a good strategy for winning the super-competitive AL East. After leading the MLB betting division for most of the season the Rays now find themselves 2.0 games back and in the third place.
However, the team played decently in a recent series against biter division rivals, the Boston Red Sox, and look to have a bit of momentum heading into the Minnesota baseball betting series. Better yet the Rays will send ace David Price to mound to start this MLB betting matchup.
Price has been one of the best pitchers in the baseball betting action so far this season with an 11-3 record and an impressive 2.44 ERA. He hasn’t given up more than 3 runs since May and has only lost 2 of his last 6 starts. He’ll give the Rays a major advantage in this MLB betting contest.
The Twins (45-35) have home field advantage but are sending one of their poorest performing starting pitchers to the mound vs., Tampa. Scott Baker (6-7, 4.97 ERA) has struggled of late and lost two in a row heading into this MLB betting matchup. He’s given up 11 runs in his past two starts and has lasted past the 6th inning in either start.
With Tampa have a much better pitcher on the mound and a tight division race it has to compete in it seems likely that the Rays will win this baseball betting contest on the road. The Tigers are in a division battle themselves, but Price simply looks too good to beat right now.