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MLB BASEBALL

Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros

The Minnesota Twins and the Houston Astros will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Minute Maid Park.

Andrew Albers will be the starting pitcher for the Twins on this day. Lefthander Albers is 2-2 this season with a 2.92 ERA.

Albers's opponent in this one will be Paul Clemens. The Astros righthander has a 1.50 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Rangers on September 1. Bettors who backed the Twins at +188 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Houston was a 2-0 winner at home against the Mariners. Bettors on Houston at +141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Minnesota: 59-76 SU
Houston: 45-91 SU

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

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

Next up:
Houston home to Minnesota, Tuesday, September 3