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Houston Astros home to Twins in baseball betting action

Minnesota TwinsHouston Astros
Sep 2, 2:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Odds

59-76TEAM RECORD45-91

Houston will look to improve on its 45-91 record when take on Minnesota, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Monday.

The Astros will rely on Paul Clemens to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Andrew Albers will be his counterpart for the Twins. Paul Clemens is 0-0 this season, and Andrew Albers is 2-2.

View Minnesota vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Houston was a +104 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Astros) and the No. 14 (Twins) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Twins hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

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. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Travis Blackley and the Rangers 4-2 on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark.

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. Brett Oberholtzer silenced the Mariners bats in a 2-0 victory last time out versus Seattle at Minute Maid Park.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
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 Astros Trends:
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 Twins at Astros 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:
Minnesota at Houston, Tuesday, September 3

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