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Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros MLB Betting Odds, Preview, & Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros MLB Betting Preview

Wednesday’s MLB sports betting lineup offers a flurry of intriguing matchups. But if you’re looking for an easy legal online bet to make this evening, then you need look no further than the Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros matchup. Both teams have been having successful seasons but so far the Twins haven’t been a match against Houston in their series. Let’s check todays MLB sportsbook odds to see where the best value lies.

Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros – Wednesday, September 5th        

Series: Game 3 || Houston Leads 2-0

When: 8:10 pm ET

Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

MLB Sports Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Twins +1½ (-110) 8½ (-105)   +188
Astros -1½ (-110) 8½ (-115)   -205
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Minnesota Twins    

The Twins step into this Wednesday night contest flashing a 63-75 record that ranks them as the 2nd best team in the AL Central. However, since they’re currently 15-games behind the division leading Cleveland Indians, it’s pretty clear Minnesota doesn’t have a chance of snagging the No. 1 spot in the division. Furthermore, since the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics currently lead the Wild Card race in the AL, and since both of those teams sport over 80 wins this season, it’s clear Minnesota doesn’t have much of a shot at cracking this year’s playoff picture. Nevertheless, the Twins will still take to the diamond this evening. With a 4-game losing streak looming over Minnesota, few MLB sports betting players will consider backing them. Jake Odorizzi gets the start this evening. Odorizzi is 5-9 this year and boasts a 4.41 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Eddie Rosario (22 HR, 74 RBI, .292 BA), Brian Dozier (16 HR, 52 RBI, .227 BA), and Max Kepler (18 HR, 47 RBI, .224 BA).

Houston Astros

The Astros blast into this evening’s action flashing an 86-53 record that pegs them as the best team in the AL West. Although they’ve had a great season, Houston only has a 3 ½ game lead over the second-seeded Oakland Athletics. With that in mind, it’s clear that the Astros need to keep their momentum in order to remain the division leaders. And since Houston is currently riding a 4-game winning streak, it’s pretty clear they should be able to keep that momentum. At the very least they should come out on top against Minnesota tonight. After all, they’ve beaten the Twins 5-2 and 4-1 in their last 2 matchups. Framber Valdez is the man tasked with delivering the victory this evening. He is 2-1 on the year and has built up a brilliant 1.26 ERA and a stellar 0.91 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Jose Altuve (10 HR, 51 RBI, .318 BA), Alex Bregman (28 HR, 91 RBI, .296 BA), and Yuli Gurriel (10 HR, 67 RBI, .275 BA).

Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • Minnesota is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston’s last 7 games when playing Minnesota
  • Houston is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
  • Houston is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros Betting Picks

So which way should mobile betting players lean in this Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros matchup? All things considered, Houston is the only way to go here. Luckily the money line isn’t favoring them all that heavily. This makes them a decent straight up option this Wednesday. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 6-1 Houston.

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