The Tampa Bay Rays endeared themselves to bettors once more by delivering a superb performance to trounce the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
<div><p>Minnesota has made a blistering start to the 2019 MLB season and boasts the best record in the league as each team hits the 54-game mark. Yet the Twins were no match for the plucky underdogs of Tampa Bay, who picked up an eye-catching 14-3 victory on Thursday night. It was the most lopsided game of the season and it highlighted just how kind the Rays have been to bettors in 2019. They have now covered the run line in 61.1% of their games, a 33-21 record, and no other team can match that.</p><p>Tampa Bay is now just a couple of games behind the New York Yankees, who hold top spot in the AL East, and it is a phenomenal achievement considering the franchise operates on the lowest total payroll in the league. “We have so much fun, man,” said star man Austin Meadows after inspiring the Rays to a sixth straight victory. “I think having fun in the clubhouse and on the field, that really just helps us go on the field and play well and win games. We all play for each other, and that’s kind of the biggest thing.” The Rays are 9/4 (+225) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&f=1" target="_blank" title="Bet365">Bet365</a> to usurp the heavily-bankrolled Yankees and win the AL East.</p><p>Arizona is next on the list of the best teams when it comes to run line wagers, having covered 59.7% of the time, while Minnesota is on 56.4%. Baltimore has been the team to avoid when it comes to run line betting, having covered just 39.3% of the time thus far. The great entertainers of the league during the first third of the season are the Seattle Mariners. Total runs has gone over in two-thirds of Seattle’s games so far, and that is worth bearing in mind going forwards. Pittsburgh, Boston and the Chicago Cubs have also seen plenty of high-scoring games, while under has come in 59.3% of the time in Cincinnati games.</p></div>