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Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins Free Pick 8-09-16 Prediction, Odds &, Preview

Jose Altuve, who leads the major leagues with a .356 batting average, sat out Monday’s game.  The Astros lost Monday 3-1 and it was their 11th setback in the last 14 games. They are now four games behind Boston and Detroit for the AL’s second wild-card spot.

The public is 56% on the Houston Astros to win at the current line. The line opened at MIN 113. The line movement indicates more money is being placed on the side of the Houston Astros to win.

 

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Astros vs Twins; Time, Date, TV, Odds

GAME: Houston Astros (57-55) at Minnesota Twins (46-66)
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 09 – 8:10 PM EST
WHERE: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: 8:10 p.m. ET, ROOT (Houston), FSN North (Minnesota)
MONEY LINE: Astros (-135), Twins +125
RUN LINE: Astros (-1.5) +125, Twins +1.5 (-145)
TOTAL: 8 Over (-120)
Current MLB Betting Lines from Bovada

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Starting Pitchers:
Astros RH Mike Fiers (7-5, 4.34 ERA) vs
Twins LH Hector Santiago (10-5, 4.37)

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About Houston Astros

Houston starting pitcher Mike Fiers lost to Toronto his last time out when he gave up two runs and five hits in six innings. In his last three starts he has a 2.33 ERA. Fiers is 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA in six career appearances (five starts) against Minnesota.

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Houston Astros Betting Trends

Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games on the road
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota

About Minnesota Twins

Twins starting pitcher Hector Santiago lost to Cleveland in his debut with Minnesota as he gave up four runs and five hits in just five innings. Prior to that he had won his last seven decisions with the Angels before being traded to Twins in the deal that sent Ricky Nolasco to Los Angeles. Santiago is 1-2 with a 3.69 ERA in 10 career appearances (eight starts) against the Astros.

Minnesota Twins Betting Trends

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 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Houston

HEAD TO HEAD DETAIL

5/2/2016: Minnesota won 6 to 2, as a +160 underdog, Over/Under was a push vs 8
5/3/2016: Houston won 6 to 4, as a -155 favorite, Game went over 8.5
5/4/2016: Houston won 16 to 4, as a -160 favorite, Game went over 8.5
8/8/2016: Minnesota won 3 to 1, as a +115 underdog, Game came under 8.5

MLB Umpire Betting Stats

Chris Guccione 20 Games: Home 14-6, Over 6-11
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Astros vs Twins Pick

The Astros have been in a downward spiral and the are on the road where they have not been a good team this year with money line results of  23-29, -$679. Time to fade Houston and take the home dog in an upset. My only bet is on the Twins at +125.

Houston vs Minnesota Prediction:
Twins 5 – Astros 3

Current MLB Betting Lines from Bovada
Current MLB futures odds from Bovada