Twins vs. Astros Prediction
Will the Houston Astros have any trouble on their home field when they host the Minnesota Twins today at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
967 Minnesota Twins at 968 Houston Astros
Monday, September 3, 2018
2:10PM ET – Minute Maid Park
TV: FSN (Min); ATSW (Hou)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Houston is the clear favorite in this game, as the Astros are getting odds of -220 to win, while the Twins are listed with a money line of +200 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 75 percent going on Houston at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Twins rocked by Texas
The Twins are coming off a series loss in Texas this weekend in which they gave up 32 runs over three games. Minnesota is now 63-73 overall and 24-44 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.44 runs per game while allowing 4.78 per contest.
Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Twins on Monday afternoon. He is 7-11 through 27 starts this year and has a 3.79 ERA with a 1.32 WHIP. Gibson has racked up 153 strikeouts and 68 walks over 164.0 innings of work.
Houston splits with Angels
After losing the first two in the series, the Astros rallied to earn a four-game split with eh Angels this weekend. Houston sits at 84-53 on the season and 37-32 at home. The Astros are scoring 4.95 runs per game this year while giving up 3.34 per contest.
Dallas Keuchel gets the start for the Angels on Monday afternoon. Keuchel is 10-10 this year through 28 starts and he has a 3.58 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP. This season, Keuchel has 130 strikeouts and 44 walks over 173.2 innings on the mound.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have lost seven of Gibson’s last eight Monday starts and they are 2-6 in his last eight road starts.
The Astros have won 19 of their last 26 against AL Central opponents and nine of Keuchel’s last 12 starts.
Gibson got rocked by the Astros in his first start against them and he has been trending downward this summer, posting a 5.28 ERA in August. Keuchel has been improving after a poor first half of the year. He has a 1.65 ERA in July and a 3.49 ERA in August. I expect him to have a strong start today against an average Minnesota lineup, while his hitters are able to get to the struggling Gibson.
The Pick: Houston Astros -220