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Minnesota Twins Host Houston Astros in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Minnesota Twins look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Houston Astros arrive at Target Field on Thursday.

The match puts starter Doug Fister for the Houston Astros on the hill facing Jose Berrios for the Minnesota Twins. Fister brings a 10-7 mark to the game, while Berrios is 2-2 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Minnesota Twins in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 118 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.0-3.8 win for the Twins on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins bring a 46-67 record to the battle against the 58-55 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Houston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Minnesota Twins and the league No. 19-ranked Houston Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Minnesota Twins No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.61 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 19 and scoring 4.35 runs per game. The Twins have averaged 8.91 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.28 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 28-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 7-5 final on Tuesday in support of M Fiers at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 11 games
  • Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Minnesota, Thursday, August 11th

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