Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/13/14
Minnesota Twins (53-64) at Houston Astros (49-70)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Kyle Gibson (R) (10-9) (4.132) vs. Brett Oberholtzer (L) (3-7) (4.442)
The Line: Houston Astros -120 / Minnesota Twins +110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, CSN-HOU
The Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros wrap up their three-game series on Wednesday.
The Twins have lost five of their last seven games and are 12 games below .500. After allowing 10 runs on Tuesday, the Twins pitching continues to screw them over, allowing four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. Overall, the Twins have an ERA of 4.34, which is 26th in the majors, and they’ve lost 13 of their last 14 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Trevor Plouffe has a hit in four straight games and Brian Dozier has a hit in seven of his last 10 games. Kyle Gibson takes the hill, and he’s 10-9 with a 4.13 ERA and has 70 strikeouts in 126.1 innings. Gibson is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA in two career starts against the Astros.
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The Astros have lost five of their last eight games and are 20 games below .500. The Astros pitching staff has allowed four or more runs in five of their last seven games. Overall, the Astros have an ERA of 4.38, which is 27th in the majors, and they’ve lost 10 of their last 11 when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Chris Carter has three homers in this series and Jose Altuve has three RBIs in this series. Starting is Brett Oberholtzer, who is 4-7 with a 4.05 ERA and has 62 strikeouts in 97.2 innings. This is Oberholtzer’s first career game against the Twins.
The Twins are 4-1 in Gibsons last 5 road starts and 4-1 in Gibsons last 5 starts as a road underdog. The Astros are 4-0 in Oberholtzers last 4 home starts and 5-0 in Oberholtzers last 5 starts overall.
Once again, the only thing these two teams are good for is giving up runs. Give me the over.