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Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins Odds
The Twins get a visit from the Houston Astros in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
For the Twins, Kyle Gibson gets the ball, charged with keeping the Astros hitters off the base paths. He'll face Erik Bedard, 3-8 on the year.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Twins as -149 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
The Twins - Astros odds would favor the Twins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 15 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 15 in the American League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 12 ranking in that category.
Minnesota owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston's American League No. 15-rated defense.
In their last action, Houston was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at -168 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston lost in extra innings against the Twins on Friday as Minnesota edged them 4-3 at Target Field.
Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Astros at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Houston is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Minnesota
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Minnesota's last 20 games
Houston at Minnesota, Sunday, August 4