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Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins - 7/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota Twins (46-44) at Houston Astros (61-30)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

K Gibson (5-7) (6.31) vs. M Fiers (5-4) (3.94)

The Line: Houston Astros -189 / Minnesota Twins +178 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-North

The Minnesota Twins and the Houston Astros end their MLB baseball series on Sunday. 

The Minnesota Twins are right in the middle of  the American League Central race and need to avoid losing streaks. The Twins ended a three skid with  a 4-2 victory at Minute Maid Park on Saturday with the pitching carrying the load. Minnesota starter Ervin Santana gave up both runs on five hits and five walks over six frames to get the win. The Twins pounded out eleven hits and walked four times with Brian Dozier smacking a solo jack while Eddie Rosario went 2-4 with a pair of RBI’s.Kyle Gibson gets Sunday’s start for the Minnesota Twins for his first meeting with the Houston Astros since 2015. Gibson comes off of an 11-5 defeat at the hands of the visiting Baltimore Orioles with seven runs scoring on nine hits and two BB in four frames.

Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins - 7/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Astros seemingly have the American League West in their back pocket unless they fall off a cliff. The Astros had won seven of nine before cooling off for a night on Saturday as their big offense never got going. Stros starter Joe Musgrove was charged with all four runs on eight hits and a pair of free passes through five innings of work with three relievers tossing four scoreless frames. Houston was limited to seven hits and six bases on balls with Jose Altuve clubbing his 14th homer while Yuli Gurriel drove in Carlos Correa. The Houston Astros give Sunday’s starting assignment versus the Minnesota Twins to Mike Fiers. Fiers comes off of a 7-2 loss at the Toronto Blue Jays with three runs given up on five hits and four free passes while whiffing six over six  innings of work.

Minnesota are 1-6 in their last 7 road games and Minnesota are 5-1 in Gibson’s last 6 road starts while the under is 4-1 in Gibson’s last 5 starts overall. The over is 20-4-2 in Houston last 26 Sunday games and the over is 15-5-1 in Houston last 21 overall while Houston are 10-4 in their last 14 Sunday games. The over is 9-1-2 in the last 12 meetings. 

I’m not a fan of the pitching match up but I’ll back the dangerous offense of Houston…

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