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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Houston Astros at Target Field.

The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jarred Cosart in this game. Cosart has a 1-0 record and a 0.86 ERA this season.

The Twins will counter Cosart with Samuel Deduno. Righthander Deduno has a 3.18 ERA to go along with a 7-4 record this season.

In their last action, Houston was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at -230 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Royals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -160 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Minnesota has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 36-71 SU
Minnesota: 45-60 SU

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Houston is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Minnesota's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Minnesota home to Houston, Saturday, August 3