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MLB Odds Betting - Minnesota Twins Underdogs vs Astros at Houston

The visiting Minnesota Twins hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Minute Maid Park against the Houston Astros.

Minnesota puts its faith in starter Mike Pelfrey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-8. Getting the ball for the Houston Astros is Collin McHugh, who owns a 14-7 record on the season with a 3.70 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Minnesota Twins were 168 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.8-4.1 win for the Astros on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

73-61 Houston battles the Twins, currently with a 69-64 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Minnesota injuries news.

This game puts the Houston Astros, most recently No. 6 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Minnesota Twins, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has baseball's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 8.12 hits per game. The Minnesota Twins average 8.35 hits per game, good for No. 26 on the list.

Houston owns the No. 3 defense, allowing 4.31 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's No. 20-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota suffered a 6-4 loss against Chicago on Thursday, as K Gibson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

The Astros endured a 8-3 loss at the hands of the Mariners on Wednesday, with S Kazmir throwing 4.1 innings of 7-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota's last 15 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Houston, Saturday, September 5th