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Minnesota Twins Starter Ervin Santana Out to Silence Houston Astros Bats in MLB Contest

The Minnesota Twins host Houston on Sunday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 66-63 mark against the 72-58 Astros in MLB betting odds action at Target Field.

Lance McCullers gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Houston Astros on Sunday; he's 5-4 on the season. The Minnesota Twins, meanwhile, will counter with Ervin Santana, who will be looking to improve on his 2-4 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as -130 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.2-3.6 win for the Astros on Sunday. 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

The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 66-63 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 72-58 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Houston injuries news.

The Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros odds would favor the Astros if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 24 ranking for hits at 8.35 per game. By contrast, the Houston Astros are rated No. 29 in the same category at 8.07 per game.

Defensively, Houston features the No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 at home, scoring 4.72 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston rolled to a 4-1 win against Minnesota on Saturday, as M Fiers and the Astros' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-17-1 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
  • Houston is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 7-1-1 SU in its last 9 games

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Seattle, Monday, August 31st
Minnesota home to Chicago, Tuesday, September 1st