Twins vs. Astros - 8/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (71-57) at Minnesota Twins (65-62)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
M Fiers (6-9) (3.62) vs. M Pelfrey (6-7) (3.88)
The Line: Minnesota Twins +135 / Houston Astros -145 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins play game two Saturday night.
The Houston Astros look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Astros have scored 21 runs in their last three games and three or less in eight of their last 10 games. The Astros have split their last 10 when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 153 hits and 52 RBI while Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena have combined for 115 RBI. The Houston Astros have lost six of their last nine road games. Mike Fiers gets the nod, and he’s 6-9 with a 3.63 ERA and 146 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Twins have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Twins have won seven of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Joe Mauer leads Minny with 126 hits and 54 RBI while Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have combined for 136 RBI. The Minnesota Twins have won five of their last seven home games. Mike Pelfrey takes the hill, and he’s 6-7 with a 3.69 ERA and 69 strikeouts this season. Pelfrey is 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 2-10 in their last 12 Saturday games. The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Pelfreys last 4 starts with 5 days of rest.
In a series that means so much to both teams, it's hard not to take the Twins at home for the plus money, especially when they're scoring a lot more consistently than Houston.