Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins, Monday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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35-16, 1st in American League West May 29, 2:10 PM | Grass of Target Field 26-20, 1st in American League Central
Houston at Minnesota, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 2:10 PM ET, Monday, May 29, 2017
Where: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: 2:10 p.m. ET, ROOT Southwest (Houston), FSN North (Minnesota)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Astros RH Brad Peacock (2-0, 0.87 ERA) vs. Twins RH Ervin Santana (7-2, 1.80)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Houston Astros [B. Peacock -R] -1½ +130 -123 Ov 9 -110
Minnesota Twins [E. Santana -R] +1½ -150 +113 Un 9 -110
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The Houston Astros and the Minnesota Twins will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Target Field.

Peacock was thrust into the starting rotation after 12 relief appearances and showed no issues with the transition, allowing one hit and striking out eight in 4 1/3 scoreless innings against Detroit last Monday. The 29-year-old has 30 strikeouts in 20 2/3 innings overall and has yet to allow a home run. Peacock gave up three runs and fanned 10 in seven frames in his only prior appearance at Target Field in 2013.

Santana limited the Orioles to two hits and two walks in his gem at Camden Yards on Tuesday. Opponents are batting .134 – also the best figure in the majors – although six of the seven home runs he has allowed have come at home. The 34-year-old Dominican is 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA in four starts versus Houston, although Carlos Correa (3-for-4) and Carlos Beltran (5-for-13, one home run) have fared well against Santana.

Oddsmakers currently have the Astros listed as 123-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

A pair of first-place teams meet Memorial Day in Minnesota as the Twins host the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game set. The Astros enter the Twin Cities having won four straight and six of seven following a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, capped by Sunday’s 8-4 victory.

“It’s very easy to get into a lackluster game where we’ve already won the series, we’ve already come back from the start of the homestand being poor, but our guys came out with an explosive inning,” manager A.J. Hinch told reporters after his team put up six runs in the second inning to seize control Sunday. The Twins fell 8-6 to Tampa Bay in 15 innings on Sunday to drop two of three games against the Rays, which came on the heels of their own sweep of the Orioles. Veteran Ervin Santana has led the way for Minnesota and entered Sunday leading the majors in ERA (1.80) and ranking second in wins (seven) and WHIP (0.83) among qualified hurlers. He spun his league-leading second shutout of the season Tuesday and will be opposed by fellow right-hander Brad Peacock.

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1. Astros RHP Charlie Morton (back) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday.

2. Twins DH Kennys Vargas had a seven-game hitting streak going until he went 0-for-8 with four strikeouts Sunday.

3. Houston averaged 8.1 runs in taking five of seven meetings last year.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Minnesota Twins will win outright at +113 and the game will stay under 9 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Twins 5, Astros 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

4.94 RUNS 4.57
3.65 RUNS AGNST 4.54
1.29 DIFF 0.02
$1,422 MONEY $672
3.41 TEAM ERA 4.10
9.12 OFF HITS 8.50
3.10 OFF WALKS 4.26
7.02 OFF Ks 8.26
7.63 DEF HITS 8.30
3.08 DEF WALKS 3.50
9.86 DEF Ks 7.15
Lance McCullers P 15-Day Disabled List
Colby Rasmus OF 15-Day Disabled List
Luis Valbuena 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Tucker Preston OF 15-Day Disabled List
Buddy Boshers P 15-Day Disabled List
Phil Hughes P 60-day Disabled List
Glen Perkins P 15-Day Disabled List
Trevor May P 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Milone P 15-Day Disabled List
Danny Santana OF 15-Day Disabled List
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games on the road
Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing Houston
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota’s last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Houston’s Overall Scoring vs Minnesota’s Overall Defense 4.9 2 4.5 11
Houston’s Away Scoring vs Minnesota’s Home Defense 5.8 1 5.0 15
Houston’s Road ERA vs Minnesota’s Home ERA Allowed 4.0 5 4.3 10
Minnesota’s Overall Scoring vs Houston’s Overall Defense 4.6 8 3.7 1
Minnesota’s Home Scoring vs Houston’s Road Defense 4.3 12 4.1 4
Minnesota’s Home ERA vs Houston’s Road ERA Allowed 4.3 14 5.0 1
Astros are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Astros trail the league in hits with 8.1 per game.
Astros strike out more than any team in the league with 9.5 per game.
Astros are the easiest team to score on in the league, giving up 5.2 runs per game.
Astros are second worst in the league in giving up hits, allowing 9.4 per game.
Astros give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.8 per game.
Astros strike out the second least opponents in the league with 6.7 per game.
Twins are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Twins are second worst in K’s per game with 8.8.
Twins have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.9 runs per game.
Twins have the worst hits allowed in the league, allowing 9.8 per game.
Twins are the third best in base on balls allowed, allowing 2.8 per game.
Twins trail the league in K’s with 6.1 per game.

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