The margin for error at this stage of the season is very slim, especially for those on the outside of the playoff picture looking in. The Minnesota Twins have done a great job of getting themselves right back in the hunt for the amusement of MLB betting fans, but they still find themselves losing ground to a Texas Rangers team that have hit a major hot streak. They will have a chance to keep pace when they face the Houston Astros on the road on Sunday.
Houston Astros vs Minnesota Twins MLB Game InformationDate/Time: Sunday, September 06, 2015 2:10 PM ETVenue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TexasTV: ROOT SPORTSRadio: KBME 790, KLAT 1010 (Sp.)Opening Lines: Houston -180, Minnesota +180 Tyler Duffey (2-1, 4.56 ERA) is unbeaten in his last 4 starts.The Houston Astros (73-61) still have the lead atop the AL West, but it’s a lead that looks decidedly shaky right now. The Astros are having difficulty putting a run of wins together, and have seen their lead shrink to just 2 games over the Rangers. The Astros have now lost back to back series, which started with a loss to Minnesota and continued with them dropping 2 of 3 to the Seattle Mariners. It has been something of a defensive struggle of late for Houston, which is surprising given how good they have been in that department all season long.This is a team that has been pretty consistent all year, so it’s tough to see them continue down this road for the remaining few weeks. Dallas Keuchel (16-6, 2.24 ERA) comes into this start on a 4-game unbeaten streak.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota’s last 16 games on the road
- Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Houston
- Houston is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
- Houston is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota