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Minnesota Twins take on the Houston Astros with Odds and Betting Pick

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

Minnesota puts its faith in starter Ervin Santana to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-4. Getting the ball for the Houston Astros is Lance McCullers, who owns a 5-5 record on the season with a 3.21 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as -169 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.9-3.9 win for the Astros. 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

74-61 Houston battles the Twins, currently with a 69-65 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Minnesota injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Houston Astros) and the No. 11 (Minnesota Twins) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 4.34 runs per nine innings, against the No. 12 line up of the Minnesota Twins at 4.32 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the No. 28-rated road mark, allowing 4.92 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Houston staff and losing 8-0 to the Astros on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota's last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • Houston is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Houston, Sunday, September 6th