Houston Astros at Minnesota Twins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/6/2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 1:10 PM on CSNH, FSN
Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Houston Astros - Feldman, S (3-3) vs. Minnesota Twins - Gibson, K (4-5)
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Saturday afternoon, the Houston Astros will take the field behind Scott Feldman as they square off against the Minnesota Twins and Kyle Gibson. Feldman will make his 10th start as Gibson makes his 12th.
Scott Feldman took the loss in his last start and that evened his record to 3 – 3 with a 4.25 ERA. In that outing, Feldman was torched for 9 runs on 11 hits (including 2 homers) in just 5.1 innings of work. He walked 1 batter while striking out 3 as his ERA rose by over a full run. Last season, Feldman had an ERA of 3.86 and a record of 12 – 12 in 30 starts for the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs.
In 2013, Feldman didn’t face the Twins and he has only seen a few of their hitters in the past. Minnesota’s Joe Mauer is batting .333 against Feldman with a homer and 5 RBIs.
Kyle Gibson saw his record fall to 4 – 5 with a 4.35 ERA after taking the loss in his last outing. Gibson allowed 4 runs on 6 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. He didn’t issue any walks and struck out just 1 batter. In his rookie season in 2013, Gibson went 2 – 4 with a 6.53 ERA in 10 starts.
Last season, Gibson was lit up in his only start against the Astros. He gave up 4 runs on 9 hits (including a home run) in just 3 innings. He has only faced 7 of the Astros and they are hitting a combined .429 against him with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 27-30-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -0.7
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
Minnesota Twins are 33-22-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Minnesota Twins is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/04/14 SS Jonathan Villar Elbow questionable
05/14/14 P Anthony Bass Oblique 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojciechowski Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
05/27/14 RF Sam Fuld Concussion 15-day DL (5/8)
05/03/14 P Mike Pelfrey Groin 15-day DL (5/1)
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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