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MLB Betting Line Favors the Houston Astros over the Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Houston Astros arrive at Target Field on Saturday.

The match puts starter Mike Fiers for the Houston Astros on the hill facing Mike Pelfrey for the Minnesota Twins. Fiers brings a 6-9 mark to the game, while Pelfrey is 6-7 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Houston Astros before the first pitch in this match found them as -145 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 5.1-3.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Minnesota (66-62) will face the 71-57 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Houston injuries news.

The Minnesota Twins sit at No. 17 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Houston Astros sit at No. 12 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 22 ranking for hits at 8.38 per game. By contrast, the Houston Astros are rated No. 30 in the same category at 8.05 per game.

Defensively, Houston features the No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.84 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 at home, scoring 4.78 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

K Gibson shut down the Astros in their last game, striking out 4 in a 3-0 shutout over Houston in baseball action at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 10 games
  • Houston is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Houston's last 22 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
  • Minnesota is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Minnesota, Sunday, August 30th