Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins


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Today’s matchup is between the Houston Astros (29-31) and the Minnesota Twins (36-24). The Astros have won 1 of their last 5 games & the Twins have won 3 of their last 5 games.

The Astros are starting Zack Greinke (RHP), on the mound who is 3-3 on the season pitching a 4.03 ERA, 2.80 FIP, .289 wOBA, K% of 24.5%, BB% of 3.3%, 86.8 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.13 WHIP in 67.0 innings pitched.

The Twins are starting Kenta Maeda (RHP), who is 6-1 on the season with a 2.70 ERA, 3.00 FIP, .215 wOBA, K% of 32.3%, BB% of 4.0%, 85.3 MPH average exit velocity, and a 0.75 WHIP in 66.2 innings pitched.

The Astros are the 16th best in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Twins are 2nd.

On the hitting side, the Astros have a .311 wOBA and a .312 OBP. The Twins have a .319 wOBA and a .315 OBP. The Astros have 69 HRs this season while the Twins have 91 HRs.

This game is a toss up with 2 great starting pitchers & hitting teams are very similar. At +146 the Astros are a great value so that's my pick.

  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 13 games.
  • Houston are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
  • Houston are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games against Minnesota.
  • Minnesota are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
  • Minnesota are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games at home.
  • Minnesota are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston.