MLB Game Preview - Twins underdogs vs Astros at Houston

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Sep 4, 2:10 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 Wednesday.

Jordan Lyles will take the mound for Houston, and he'll carry a 6-7 record into the contest. Liam Hendriks gets the ball for Minnesota; he's 1-2 so far this season.

View Minnesota vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were -105 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Astros rated this week at No. 15 and the Twins sitting at No. 14.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 15 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

The Twins were a 9-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota won a close affair on Tuesday in their last outing, defeating Houston 9-6 in extra innings at Minute Maid Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Twins at Astros trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Toronto, Friday, September 6
Houston at Oakland, Thursday, September 5