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MLB BASEBALL

Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins

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

The Astros will give the ball to starter Erik Bedard in this one. Lefthander Bedard is 3-8 this season with a 4.49 ERA.

Starting this game for the Twins will be Kyle Gibson. The righthander has a 6.21 ERA to go along with a 2-3 record this season.

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.

Current streak:
Houston has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 36-72 SU
Minnesota: 46-60 SU

Houston most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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

Next up:
Minnesota home to Houston, Sunday, August 4