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Moneyline Favors Minnesota Twins in MLB Battle with Houston Astros

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

Brad Peacock gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Houston Astros on Monday; he's 2-0 on the season. The Minnesota Twins, meanwhile, will counter with Ervin Santana, who will be looking to improve on his 7-2 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Minnesota was a -113 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.0-4.4 win for the Twins. 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

26-20 Minnesota battles the Astros, currently with a 35-16 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Houston injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Minnesota Twins at No. 17 and the Houston Astros at No. 4 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Minnesota Twins and its No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 4.57 runs per nine innings, against the No. 9 line up of the Houston Astros at 4.94 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston rolled to a 8-4 win against Baltimore on Sunday, as L McCullers and the Astros' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Minnesota lost in extra innings against the Rays on Sunday as Tampa Bay edged them 8-6 at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Minnesota, Tuesday, May 30th

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