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Houston Astros Favored by -140 Against Minnesota Twins on Friday

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Houston Astros dueling the Minnesota Twins on Friday at Target Field.

Scott Kazmir gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Houston Astros on Friday; he's 7-8 on the season. The Minnesota Twins, meanwhile, will counter with Kyle Gibson, who will be looking to improve on his 8-9 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Houston Astros were -140 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.2-3.6 result in favor of the Astros. 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 sport a record of 65-62 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 71-57 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Houston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 17-ranked Minnesota Twins and the No. 12-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has baseball's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.42 hits per game. The Houston Astros average 8.07 hits per game, good for No. 30 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.85 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 6-2 final on Wednesday in support of C McHugh at Yankee Stadium.

Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Tampa Bay on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Houston's last 21 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home
  • Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Minnesota, Saturday, August 29th

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