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Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins - 4/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Minnesota Twins at Houston Astros
Date & Time Monday April 22, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
The Line
The Line: Minnesota Twins +164 / Houston Astros -179 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
FSN, ATSW
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The Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros meet Monday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The Minnesota Twins look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Twins have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Minnesota Twins are 11-4 this season when scoring four or more runs. Jorge Polanco leads the Twins with 25 hits and five RBI while Eddie Rosario and Byron Buxton have combined for 38 hits and 29 RBI. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.76 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 3-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.

The Houston Astros could use a win after losing three of their last four games. The Astros have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Houston Astros are 9-3 this season when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 24 hits and 14 RBI while Jose Altuve and George Springer have combined for 47 hits and 35 RBI. Brad Peacock gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 3.94 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Peacock is 0-2 with a 4.05 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

The Twins are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series, 7-20 in their last 27 vs. American League West and 1-8 in Odorizzi's last 9 road starts. The Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 Monday games, 39-16 in their last 55 vs. American League Central and 6-1 in Peacock's last 7 starts. The Twins are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Houston and 3-12 in the last 15 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Peacock's last 8 home starts. The under is 9-4 in Odorizzi's last 13 starts overall.

A lot of key Astros hitters have had success against Odorizzi in the past and he's been rocked in 5.1 innings on the road this season. Peacock hasn't been good at home so far this season in limited innings and current Twins are hitting .255 against him with five homers in 106 at bats. The Minnesota Twins have been a run scoring machine so far this season and we know what the Astros can do, especially at home. This feels like a good spot to take the over in what should be a high scoring game.

Pick:
Over 9

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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