Minnesota Twins take on Astros in baseball test

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Sep 3, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Twins arrive at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday.

Pedro Hernandez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Twins on this day; he's 3-1 on the season. The Astros, meanwhile, will counter with Jarred Cosart, who will be looking to improve on his 1-1 mark.

View Minnesota vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Twins listed as underdogs of +-120 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 15 in the American League and the Twins at No. 14 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the American League's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Twins average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 10-6 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at -125 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Twins enjoyed a 10-6 victory at the expense of the Astros on Monday, with Andrew Albers throwing 1 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Twins at Astros trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Houston's last 16 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Houston, Wednesday, September 4