Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros
Date and Time: Sunday, July 16, 2017, 2:10 p.m. ET
Location: Minute Maid Park
Twins vs. Astros TV Coverage
The Twins were 25-15 in their first 40 road games, with 16 games going over the total, 23 going under, with one push. They are scoring 4.6 runs per game and giving up 4.9 per contest.
The Astros were 27-18 in their first 45 home games, with 21 games going over, 22 going under the total, with two pushes. They are scoring about 5.9 runs per game and giving up 3.9 per contest.
Probable Pitching Matchup – Kyle Gibson vs. Mike Fiers
Gibson is just 5-7 on the season but he has been a little better lately for Minnesota. He did have a bad start against Baltimore last time out but in his previous four starts he allowed three earned runs or less. Gibson has not faced the Astros since 2015 when he allowed no earned runs in 5.2 innings.
Fiers has a 5-4 record on the season with an ERA of over four. He normally pitches about six innings and allows about three runs. He is 0-2 with a 4.02 ERA in his last three starts. He faced the Twins earlier this season, allowing two earned runs in six innings. The Astros have done really well when he is on the mound against the Twins as they are 4-0 in his last four starts against them.
The Astros had won 8 of the last 10 against the Twins before this series began, including the last six. The Twins have actually had more success on the road in this series than at home, as they had taken six of the last ten in Houston.
Twins vs. Astros Free Picks
The Twins have been a good road team this season but it is really hard to trust Gibson. The Astros have a potent lineup and they should be able to get to Gibson in this contest. I will make two plays in this one and take the Astros and the game over the total. Make sure to check back for odds at BetDSI.
Twins vs. Astros ATS Pick: Take the Astros and the Over at BetDSI
Twins vs. Astros Score Prediction: Astros 7, Twins 4