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Phil Hughes, Mike Fiers Take Mound in Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Tilt

The Houston Astros battle the visiting Minnesota Twins on Wednesday in MLB betting odds action at Minute Maid Park.

Minnesota puts its faith in starter Phil Hughes to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-4. Getting the ball for the Houston Astros is Mike Fiers, who owns a 2-1 record on the season with a 4.97 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Houston Astros as -125 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.8-3.6 win for the Astros. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros bring a 9-18 record to the battle against the 8-19 Twins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins odds would favor the Twins if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston Astros No. 21-rated offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Minnesota Twins defense that ranks No. 20 at 4.59 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 7.33 hits per game so far, less than Minnesota Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the No. 24-rated road mark, allowing 4.69 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 6-4 on Tuesday behind a start from C McHugh at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Chicago, Friday, May 6th
Houston home to Seattle, Thursday, May 5th

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