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2021 MLB Handicapping
(45-63) Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros (65-43)
Date: Friday, August 6th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Bailey Ober (MIN) vs. Zack Greinke (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins +170 Astros -227
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Twins +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
The Twins will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 2 Friday at 8:10 ET. Game 1 of that series is Thursday at 8:10 ET.
Bailey Ober is going for the Twins and Zack Greinke gets the start for the Astros.
Houston won the series the last time these teams met.
The Twins have been of the most disappointing teams this year. They had very high expectations and have not come close to meeting them.
They are last in the American League Central with a record of 45-63. The White Sox lead them by 18 games.
Minnesota split a 2 game set with the Reds. Cincinnati won on Wednesday 6-5. In those 2 games, the Twins scored 12 runs and allowed 11 runs.
Charlie Barnes went 4 innings and allowed 5 earned runs on Wednesday.
Bailey Ober is 1-1 with a 4.94 ERA. His last start was against the Cardinals on Saturday where he went 4 innings and allowed 1 earned run. Minnesota won that game 8-1.
Pitching has really struggled for this team. They hold an ERA of 5.01 which is 27th best in baseball.
Offensively, they have been good as they are scoring 4.65 runs per game which is 12th best in the MLB.
Minnesota has hit 156 home runs which is 3rd best in the game.
The Astros have had a very good season and they will look to continue that in this series.
They are in 1st place of the American League West with a record of 65-43. They lead the Athletics by 4.5 games.
Houston split a 2 game set with the Dodgers. Los Angeles beat them 7-5 on Wednesday. In those 2 games, the Astros scored 8 runs and allowed 7 runs.
Jake Odorizzi went 3 innings and allowed 6 earned runs on Wednesday night.
Zack Greinke has been good this year. He is 10-3 with a 3.65 ERA. His last start was against the Giants where he went 4 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Giants won that game 8-6.
Overall, this team has gotten good pitching. They have an ERA of 3.72 which is 11th best in baseball.
They are still the number one team in baseball it comes to runs scored per game as they are scoring 5.44 runs per game.
Houston has hit 144 home runs which is 6th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Twins are 9-19 in their last 28 games vs. the American League West.
- Twins are 2-5 in their last 7 games overall.
- Twins are 2-5 in their last 7 games on grass.
- Twins are 5-13 in their last 18 road games.
- Astros are 70-26 in their last 96 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Astros are 58-24 in their last 72 games vs. the American League Central.
- Astros are 40-18 in their last 58 Friday games.
- Astros are 11-5 in their last 16 games vs. a team with a losing record.
Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between 2 teams that are going in totally different directions. I look for the Astros to keep playing well at home and take this one.
The Astros are the better team and I just feel they will be too much for the Twins to handle. Houston has done a good job this year of taking care of bad teams.
Greinke did not go long in his last start, but I look for him to bounce back and get his team a win. I also feel that the Astros will be able to hit around Ober and get to their bullpen.
I will lay the -1.5 with the Astros here.
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