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2018 MLB Season
(8-2) Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins (4-3)
Date: Monday, April 9, 2018
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis, MN.
Projected Starters: Verlander vs. Lynn
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -170 | Twins +155
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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The Astros finished the Padres off in games on Saturday and Sunday this weekend to win their third consecutive series to start the season. Their run of incredibly easy opponents continues to start this week with a trip to Minnesota.
Justin Verlander makes his third start of the season already. His team is 2–0 in his first two, though he didn’t get the win and it took a big offensive effort against Baltimore to get the last one.
Verlander didn’t get through the sixth but only gave up three runs against the O’s. He’s given up those three earned in nearly 12 innings on the season, thus far.
Of all the dangerous bats in Houston’s lineup, Josh Reddick leads the club with three homers in the early going. He’s a sort of x-factor because he really can handle the bat, despite not hitting whatsoever in the postseason last year. He plays good defense and brings energy, but when he’s producing at the plate is when Houston is at its most dangerous.
The Twins were postponed on Sunday because of snow so obviously the Astros are in for a bit of a shock after playing their first ten games in the state of Texas.
Lance Lynn was unsteady in his Twins debut. He only gave up three hits in four innings but walked six and allowed five runs to score (all earned). That start was against the Pirates — a former divisional opponent when he was with St. Louis.
This will be Minnesota’s first look at Lynn at Target Field. Minnesota hasn’t lost a series yet and is in first place atop the AL Central.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- HOU are 38-13 in their last 51 games as a favorite.
- Under is 20-7-1 in HOU last 28 Mon. games.
- HOU are 40-17 in their last 57 overall.
- MIN are 4-11 in their last 15 games as an underdog.
- MIN are 15-6 in their last 21 home games.
- Under is 7-3 in MIN last 10 home games.
- Head to Head: HOU are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings.
- Head to Head: Over is 9-3-2 in the last 14 meetings.
Free Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Prediction: I’ll take Houston.
Don’t think this is a good matchup for Lynn, who relies almost exclusively on a fastball that may not move as much in the cold weather. I like Houston to score some runs in this one.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Astros -1.5
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 6 – Minnesota 2
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