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Minnesota Twins Starter Hector Santiago Out to Silence Houston Astros Bats in MLB Contest

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Target Field on Tuesday as the host Minnesota Twins battle the Houston Astros in baseball betting odds action.

The match puts starter Mike Fiers for the Houston Astros on the hill facing Hector Santiago for the Minnesota Twins. Fiers brings a 7-5 mark to the game, while Santiago is 10-5 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as -116 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Twins to win this game 5.7-2.7. 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 (46-66) will face the 57-55 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Minnesota Twins) and the No. 19 (Houston Astros) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Minnesota Twins No. 13-ranked scoring average of 4.61 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 21 and scoring 4.32 runs per game. The Twins have averaged 8.91 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.25 per nine innings).

Houston brings the No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins's No. 28-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in C McHugh's start, as they lost 3-1 against Minnesota on Monday at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games
  • Houston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 10 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Minnesota, Wednesday, August 10th